To understand how sport and exercise alter nutrient needs and intake guidelines, your students must have a grounding in the principals of nutrition science and metabolism. The lecture in this area include overviews on nutritional principals and exercise metabolism, hydration, and how macronutrients provide fuel for working muscles. These topics lay the groundwork to dive deeper into Sport Nutrition and application for athletes.
Basics Course Materials
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Carbohydrate: Types & Absorption Related to Exercise
Energy: Fuel Sources for the Working Muscle
Energy Systems to Power the Athlete
Hydration Principles: Intake, Absorption, Distribution & Retention
Nutrition Basics Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Hydration
Protein Requirements and Role in Muscle Protein Synthesis