|1. Description - |
|Practical applications of basic nutrition concepts and how food choices affect health and fitness. Includes computer utilization of personal dietary analysis and evaluation. Standard food guides and guidelines to select foods that would maximize individual health are utilized in this course.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- identify the nutrients that serve as building blocks for fitness and performance.
- recognize the training diets for performance and fitness.
- explain the energy demands of exercise.
- recognize the value of fluid requirements and hydration.
- analyze eating disorders and the risk factors involved.
- understand the dietary challenges for special population groups.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous Internet and Email access. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
Energy demands of exercise
- Training diets for performance and fitness 1. recommended dietary allowances ( RDAs )
- dietary guidelines for Americans
- developing a high carbohydrate diet
- food guide pyramid
- vegetarian alternative
- supplements , herbs, and hormones
Fluid requirements and hydration
- ATP - energy currency
- energy production
- aerobic and anaerobic pathways
- determinants of exercise fuel usage
Eating disorders and risk factors
- distribution of body water
- water and temperature regulations during exercise
- heat illnesses
- fluid replacement guidelines
- fluid replacement beverages
- electrolyte balance
- effects of alcohol and caffeine
Dietary challenges of special populations
- cultural factors
- psychological factors
- dieting and weight fluctuation
- outside influences on weight expectations
- recognition of eating disorders ( anorexia and bulimia )
- binge - eating
- prevention and treatment of eating disorders
- active woman
- older adult
- college students
- people with special health concerns
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- MId term exam on creating an individual weight management plan.
- Final comprehensive written examination.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Williams, Melvin., Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport, Seventh Edition, New York: McGraw and Hill, 2005. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Physical Education |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|10. Lab Content - No content|
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content|
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Physical Education. |