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Exercise & Movement Science: Nutrition for Health & Fitness

EXMS 244 OL1 (CRN: 60474)

3 Credit Hours

About EXMS 244 OL1

This course explores how nutrition can influence overall health, disease, fitness and performance.



Dates: June 20 - July 15, 2016 Pre-req: NFS 043 or at least some sort of basic nutrition course

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Section Description

Course objectives (met through the use of evidence-based material): 1. To develop an understanding of macronutrient and micronutrient needs of active individuals and how nutrition affects exercise performance. 2. Describe macronutrient metabolism and nutrient requirements during various types of activities, along with the rationale for those requirements. 3. Describe how co-morbidities, age, and gender may (or may not) alter metabolism of nutrients during physical activity. 4. Define and describe healthful nutrition practices for weight control and fitness/sports. 5. Understand how nutrient needs vary depending on their specific sport/activities.

Section Expectation

This course will cover selected topics regarding nutrition in relation to overall health and exercise. Some of the topics to be covered include: bioenergetics, carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism during exercise, nutrient timing and adaptations, weight management, as well as various co-morbidities and subsequent nutrition implications.


Evaluation methods will include the following: - Exams (~3) covering material comprised from the information provided during the online class lectures, from the text, and additional readings - Group diet evaluation- Students will sign up to evaluate a popular diet (i.e. Atkins, Paleo) provided to the class. Based on outlined criteria provided, each diet group will investigate the scientific basis (if any) and literature for the diet and provide a detailed assessment to the class. - Other assignments, discussion posts, and/or voice thread comments- Assignments complementary to the course content, such as critical thinking questions, discussion posts and/or voice thread requests will be posted each week. - Case Studies- Case studies will cover a variety of topics and include calculations, menu planning, and dietary recommendations for a variety of individuals and activities. -Nutrition Examination Presentation- Each student will select a condition (i.e pregnancy w/low iron), disease (i.e. hypertension w/low salt diet), or an individual dietary restriction or lifestyle (i.e. vegan) and using evidence-based research (i.e. published studies) describe what considerations if any should be considered for participating in physical activity (i.e. an individual who is a vegetarian and is training for a marathon).




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