NUTR 2500: Sports Nutrition

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

In this course, students will discuss the role of nutrition for health, fitness and athletic performance. Topics covered include the basic principles of human nutrition and exercise; carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism at rest and during exercise; energy balance and body composition; fluid and electrolyte balance; vitamin and mineral needs and issues for athletes; evaluation of sports foods, supplements and ergogenic aids, nutrition during training, competition and recovery; nutrition for special populations - women, children, youth and seniors; and nutrition and fitness assessment.

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