EDUO 9728: Proper Nutrition and Athletic Performance

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

Course Description

We are what we eat. If this a true statement, how big a role does nutrition play in the performances of athletes? This class will expose coaches/teachers to some of the facts and myths of how nutrition helps or hinders how athletes perform. Information concerning nutrition will be presented that can help the student/athlete perform at their natural ability. Participants will be required to develop a performance based eating program for their specific sport.

Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; (February
17, 2012)

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will have had the opportunity to examine a style of teaching/coaching
that will:

  • enable them to share with their student/athletes what a young, growing person should eat.
  • allow them to intelligently discuss eating disorders.
  • give them knowledge on how to keep athletes hydrated and avoid heat illnesses.
  • provide them with the role nutritional supplements play in the student/ athlete’s diet.
  • Help them understand how carbohydrates, fat and proteins nourish the body.
  • provide the information for how much a young person should eat for maintaining, losing and gaining weight.
  • provide a guide to eating before, during and after participation in a strenuous activity.
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Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer