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Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health Tai Sophia Institute NUTR 663 - Sports Nutrition Fall 2012

3 credits Faculty: Lead Faculty: Bryan Walsh, ND Email: or Phone: 443-458-8307 (cell) Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of nutrition as it pertains to training and performance of athletic activities. Within the course, students will learn basic concepts of exercise physiology and energy metabolism, as well as nutrient requirements for a variety of physical activities including endurance, strength, speed and weight management. Evaluation of dietary supplements and ergogenic aids will also be discussed. Objectives: To successfully pass this course, the student shall: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Recognize special physiological demands of various levels of physical activity. Determine energy needs for specific types of physical activity. Analyze fluid intake required for various levels and types of physical activity. Understand the nutritional requirements for physical activity. Understand the concept of energy balance and the components of metabolism. Evaluate the effectiveness of nutritional supplementation and ergogenic aids. Understand the bioenergetics metabolic processes of the cell and how it changes due to different exercise intensities. 8. Understand and be able to apply knowledge of nutrition as it relates to different types of athletic training including strength training, endurance activities, middle-distance endurance activities, and power activities. Outcomes: At the end of this course the student will: 1. Critically use evidence to identify sports nutrition needs of recreational and elite athletes 2. Apply sports nutrition evidence to develop nutritional strategies that aid performance and health. 3. Communicate sports nutrition concepts accurately and effectively 4. Explain energy and nutritional demands of specific activities and the nutritional demands placed on the athletes and sports enthusiasts.


Date 9/25/12 9/25/12 10/16/12 10/16/12 11/6/12 11/6/12 11/27/12 11/27/12 12/11/12 12/11/12 Time 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm 6:00-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm Lecture Course overview and introduction; Energy transformation and metabolism Energy Balance Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism Fluids and electrolytes Nutrition for weight and resistance training Nutrition for power and sprint training Nutrition for middle-distance and speedendurance training Nutrition for endurance training Supplements and Ergogenic Aids Final Exam Corresponding Reading & Assignments Ch. 4: pp133-163 Ch. 5: pp 167-178 Ch 14: pp 474-942 Reader: Ch 5 Ch: 10: pp328-335 PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint Ch 11 & 12: pp 397-419 Faculty Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh Walsh

Prerequisites: None Reading list: Required Reading: 1. McArdle, W., Katch, F., Katch, V. (2012). Sports and Exercise Nutrition, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2. Reader: On Weebly. Can be printed out if desired, but is really more as supplementary reading to enhance learning of certain concepts. Materials: Students should bring textbooks and assigned articles to class for reference. Assignments Students are expected to read all assignments prior to class so they can participate in class discussions. Students are expected to read/work on assignments for a total of 30-60 hours outside of class. These numbers are estimates and will vary based on personal experience and work habits. Evaluation Course Grade: A passing grade is 80 or above. Final Exam 100%

Attendance & Tardiness Policy: Attendance and participation in class are essential for meeting the outcomes and objectives of this course and the program as a whole. Arriving late to class is a disturbance to your classmates and your instructor. It is the students responsibility to stay up-to-date on any missed coursework, regularly checking the course website for updates. If you miss a class, you are encouraged to contact a classmate so they can collect handouts for you. Absences may require that students do extra work to make up for missed material. Plagiarism, Information Literacy & Appropriate Referencing of Sources: Plagiarism: Plagiarism, defined as using the published or unpublished works or ideas of another without properly citing the material used and its source, or presenting another persons work as your own, is an infraction of Tai Sophia Institutes academic honesty policy. Please carefully note all reference sources on your assignments. Information Literacy: Students who are unable to complete homework because of challenges with information literacy skills are asked to seek assistance in the library. The library offers training sessions and support for development of these skills. In some cases, students may be required to complete training sessions in order to pass a course if they demonstrate an inability to meet the demands of the assigned coursework.