||This course is designed to introduce the student to nutrition in relation to health and community wellness. Topics may include drug testing, hydration, fuel activation, eating disorders and the female athlete triad. There will be an emphasis on exploring the benefits and risks of sports supplements (legal and illicit).
- Identify pre/during/post-exercise fueling mechanisms for a variety of sports and environments.
- Describe proper hydration practices and how to choose the appropriate beverage for specific weather conditions, length of practice and sports-specific concerns.
- Analyze how to work with common challenges of fueling athletes and how to plan meals for training tables and pre/post-game competition.
- Describe the female athlete triad as it relates to sports and individual athletes.
- Critique the prevelance of eating disorders associated with athletes and wellness.
- Identify the most common supplements and explain the science of how they work and the legislation and guidelines for high school, NCAA and professional sports.
- Identify illicit drugs and the legislation and guidelines for high school, NCAA and professional sports.
- Compare and contrast legal and illicit drugs and supplements.
- Analyze the importance of nutrition as it pertains to athletes in the community.
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