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BIOL 311 Sports Nutrition

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course presents the principles of optimal nutrition for enhancing physical activity, athletic performance, and recovery from exercise. The course topics include the appropriate selection of foods, fluids, supplements, and the timing of nutrition for optimal health and performance. Topics are based on the latest peer-reviewed scientific literature, evidence-based analysis, and scientific data on energy needs, body composition, nutrient needs, fluid requirements, and special nutrition requirements during training and competition. This course also includes the use of sports supplements and specific recommendations for vegetarian or vegan athletes. This course draws on recommendations from the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the USDA.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a, E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU