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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Sports Nutrition Specialist (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

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Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: This is an in-depth study of the principles of nutrition with emphasis on the functions of the nutrients, their digestion, absorption, metabolism, inter-relationships and nutrition requirements. Incorporates assessment of nutritional health risks, health promotion and disease prevention theories. Explores the influence of socioeconomic, cultural, psychological and environmental factors on food and nutritional behavior.

Description: Study of the interrelationship between nutrition and physical fitness including nutrient and food energy needs of individuals who are physically active. Discussion of nutritional aspects for specific sports. Examination of nutrition research related to health enhancement and performance. Investigation of current research in the nutritional evaluation of the athlete. Topics include dietary needs, fluid replenishment, pre-game meals, tissue maintenance, growth and development, immune function, energy development, dietary guidelines, sound dietary practices and "fad" diets for the athlete.

Notes: Fall Only


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