2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 252 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3 credits)



Course Description
This course explores the relationship between nutrition and physical performance. Students will be introduced to trends in the field of sports nutrition and safe and effective nutritional practices for physical activity and exercise.

Student Outcomes
1. Articulate the steps involved in the metabolic processes and the impact of exercise duration and intensity. 
2. Differentiate between the various methods for measurement of energy expenditure.
3. Apply recommendations for nutrients based on dietary intake before, during, and after various exercise durations, intensities, and types using the US Dietary Guidelines as a tool.
4. Discuss the potential benefits and risks of dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids. 
5. Evaluate the role of thermal balance and hydration for pre and post exercise.
6. Identify and discuss various cultural nutritional practices and applications with reference to exercise and physical activity.



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