EDUO 9728: Proper Nutrition and Athletic Performance

  • Instructor: Dick Bach
  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • US $149
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    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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    Dick Bach

    B.S., M.S. Physical Education

    Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years.

    Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years.

    Had experience as a Department Head in physical education.

    Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program.

    Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.