Prerequisites: PHSL P215 and HPER N220/231 or equivalent
Instructor: Alice Lindeman, Ph.D., Rm 136 HPER, 855-6437
Required Text: Williams, M.H. (1995). Nutrition for Fitness and Sport, 4th Ed. Dubuque, IA: Wm.C. Brown Publishers.
HPER MAXI: Supplemental readings.
Additional articles will be on reserve in HPER library for you to copy.
Course Description: When one speaks of the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance one is actually addressing the enhancement of performance. This course is designed to review the effects of various nutrition practices during training, com
petition(event), and recovery. Basic nutrients, ergogenic aids, and special concerns of participants in various sports are discussed.
Students are expected to attend class on time and be willing to participate.
Preparation and analysis of "sport" foods/ beverages.
Analysis of a supplement directed toward athletes.
Take-home quizzes (of case studies/ situations).
Presentation of athletic concern.
Case Study: Each student will be assigned one athlete. The purpose of this project is to apply the information you receive in class to real-life situations.
Nutrition Erogenics and Sport Performance: Each student will be assigned an ergogenic that may be relatively new, "hot", or popular among athletes. For each there is recent scientific study.
Sport Food/ Drinks Analyses: During one class we will make our own sport drinks of varying concentrations using various types of carbohydrates. During another class we will discuss and sample various sport foods.
Take-Home Activities: Case-studies of athletes or situations in which you may find yourself (up to 4) will be distributed during the semester.
Special Concerns for Athlete/ Recreational Athlete: The purpose of this activity is to increase your and the class' awareness of how to deal with such issues.
Each of the following area is worth 25% of the final grade: 1) case study; 2) sport food/ ergogenic aid/ class participation; 3) take home activities; and 4) special concerns.