Nutrition has an impact on multiple areas, including injury prevention and injury recovery, muscle and skeletal development, exercise recovery, psychological sense of well-being, general health, and resistance to illness. Under ideal circumstances, all members of the sports medicine team, including sports nutritionists, exercise physiologists, sports medicine physicians, sports psychologists, and athletic trainers, should have some understanding of how nutrition will affect their specific areas of expertise. Therefore, while the primary focus of this book is to help exercise science students understand the science of sports nutrition, it can also help others on the sports medicine team understand the scientific basis of important nutritional issues that have an impact on athlete health and performance. By doing so, this book will contribute to the cohesiveness and functionality of the sports medicine team and to the ultimate benefit of the athlete. This book is also likely to find other readers who have an interest in athlete health and success, including parents and coaches.
Since an important goal of this book is to make the science accessible, easily understood, and applicable, any reader in a college/university should be capable of reading and understanding the book contents without prerequisite knowledge. A number of courses are taught at the undergraduate and/ or beginning graduate level for which this book would be appropriate, including courses with titles such as Nutrition for Physical Activity, Nutrition for Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition, and related titles. Assuming the student is in any field related to applied science and public health, there should be no course prerequisites needed to take a course using this book.
|Contact Hours: 10
|Text Course Format: Text
|Instructional Level: Intermediate
|BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
- Chapter 1- The Bottom Line â€” Guiding Nutrition Principles for the Athlete
- Chapter 2- Carbohydrates
- Chapter 3- Protein
- Chapter 4- Lipids
- Chapter 5- Vitamins: Good Foods Give You What You Need
- Chapter 6- Minerals: Important for Health and Performance
- Chapter 13- Dietary Supplements, Foods, and Ergogenic Aids Intended to Improve Performance: Myths and Realities
- Chapter 14- Nutritional Issues Related to Athlete Health, Disease, and Injury
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on making it a comprehensive source of nutrition information that relates to athletic needs.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Define malnutrition.
- List 4 factors that contribute to poor nutrition in athletes.
- Identify the five components of DRIs.
- Identify the recommended intake of carbohydrate for athletes.
- Recognize the primary energy source for cells is glucose.
- Define hypoglycemia.
- Define BUN.
- Identify nonessential amino acids.
- Recognize high sources of protein based on volume of protein/g of food.
- Identify 7 functions of lipids.
- Define perioxidation.
- Identify the quanity major types of lipid carriers in the blood.
- Identify adverse effects of excess intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Identify fat soluble vitamins.
- Identify vegan food sources of Vitamin B12.
- Recognize beriberi is a deficiency of thiamin.
- Recognize 4 major functions of minerals.
- Recognize 5 factors that affect the development and mineralization of bone.
- Define cation.
- Identify factors that may affect magnesium absorption.
- Recognize components of dietary supplements.
- Define ergogenic aid.
- Recognize populations that may benefit from dietary supplements.
- Identify the strategy for maximizing muscle glycogen stores in advance of an athletic event.
- Recognize 9 health benefits of physical activity.
- Define euhydration.
- Define phytonutrients.
- Identify common signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa.
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Text
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