Sports Nutrition (HLTH 490-01) will be offered through the Health and Human Performance Department in spring semester 2011.
The course will help students develop a deeper understanding for how metabolism and nutritional requirements may be altered in physically active individuals, from general fitness enthusiasts to elite athletes. A combination of lecture, discussion and athlete case studies will be used to analyze how foods, food supplements, vitamins and minerals, and ergogenic aids may or may not impact metabolism and performance.
The goal of the course is to determine the plausibility of common sports nutrition claims by applying basic nutrition, biologic and physiologic principles. Through course materials, students will become better equipped to communicate and apply sound nutrition practices to physically active individuals and athletes.
For more information contact Lisa Keiser, office coordinator, Health and Human Performance Department.