Nov 28, 2022
KIN 162 - Nutrition and Performance
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B2
Theories and principles of nutrients, basic diet, weight management, exercise demands, training principles, fitness development and effective nutritional practices.
Equivalent Quarter Course: KIN 1625 or KIN 1626.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B2 - Lower Division Life Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Delineate the theories, concepts, and principles that underpin nutrition and sports performance
- Apply the scientific method to nutritional claims made for sports performance and weight-loss programs
- Use the principles of evidence-based practice to design nutritional plans for sports performance and long-term health and fitness
- Appreciate the ethical considerations and limitations around performance-enhancing drugs, alcohol, drug use, and nutritional supplements
- Identify the importance of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat ingestion, and Macronutrients to sports performance
- Explain the importance of fueling, hydration and temperature regulation to physical activity
- Understand how to assess nutritional status using scientific rigor, accepted standards for testing human subjects and using that data to develop interventions
- Identify the importance of nutrition before, during, and after physical activity.
B2. Life Sciences Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the life sciences;
- demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
- describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.
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