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Course Descriptions

BIO 123 - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

3 Credits

Sports nutrition combines the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. The student will learn which type of foods, beverages, and/or supplements are needed for optimal performance in sporting events. The student will gain practical experience on how nutrition plays a role in how the body functions and performs during sporting events.

MCC General Education: MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the energy-yielding nutrients used by the body.
2. Explain how the energy-yielding nutrients are used by the body during various intensity exercises.
3. Distinguish between evidence-based research and non-peer-reviewed articles as it pertains to nutrition in exercise.
4. Describe energy intake, expenditure, and recommendations as it relates to energy balance of athletes.
5. Describe the effect of exercise on fluid balance and outline strategies for maintaining fluid balance before, during, and after exercise.
6. Describe the loss, intake, and recommendations for minerals, vitamins, and supplements for athletes.
7. Describe exercise, weight, and body composition as it relates to performance, health, and disease.
8. Describe nutritional periodization and how it pertains to sports nutrition.
9. Describe the science behind sports nutrition recommendations based on research evidence, research design, and consensus opinion.
10. Describe macronutrient recommendations for athletes including specific guidelines for intake before, during, and after exercise.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023