COURSE SYLLABUS Course Prefix/Number: PET 4361 Course Title: Sport Nutrition and Weight Control Course Credit Hours: 3 Instructor Name and Contact Information: Instructor: Dr. Petra Schuler; Professor of Exercise Physiology Office: Virtual; Fully On-Line Course Office Hours: E-mails will be answered within 24 hours, 7 day a week. If you need to speak with me you can call me at 850-436-4995 or we can set up a time for me to call you. Email: [email protected] Prerequisites or Co-Requisites: PET 3351 Exercise Physiology Course Description: The relationship between physical activity and nutrition; their combined effects on optimal health, fitness, and sport performance. Student Learning Outcomes: The main objectives of this course are for the student to be able to identify and understand the body’s need for certain nutrients during exercise, the interrelationships between nutrient intake, body content and exercise performance, and the effects exercise and training have on nutrient requirements. Topics Covered: Chapter 2: Nutrients: Ingestion to Energy Metabolism Macronutrients: Chapter 3: Carbohydrates Chapter 4: Fats Chapter 5: Proteins Micronutrients: Chapter 6: Vitamins Chapter 7: Minerals Chapter 8: Water Applied Sports Nutrition: Chapter 9: Nutritional Ergogenics Chapter 11: Weight Management Texts: Required texts: Textbook: Fink, H.H., L.A. Burgoon, & A.E. Mikesky (2009). Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition. 2st Edition. Please click here to find out about where to purchase the book Sports Nutrition or check at the UWF bookstore. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the website provided by the publishing company; it provides invaluable resources. You can find the website at http://health.jbpub.com/sportsnutrition/2e. Weekly readings will be assigned from this textbook. Each session provides a PowerPoint presentation with instructor's comments. Additional reading materials will be assigned in the form of research articles also available on the web page in the form of PDF files. These files can be downloaded to the hard drive of your computer and printed instead of copying the readings. These files can be obtained by clicking on the link created for each article in each session resource section. To read these files you will have to have an Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or better on your computer. You can download a free copy of the Acrobat Reader at the following website: I want Adobe Acrobat Reader About this Course: This course is delivered completely online. You must have consistent access to the Internet. Please do not sign up for this course if you do not have access to the internet for extended periods of time. Learning at a distance may be a very different environment for many of you. You will generally set your own schedules, participate in class activities at your convenience, and work at your own pace. You may spend some additional time online during the first few weeks while you become acclimated to the online class format and you may feel overwhelmed. You should also be prepared to spend approximately 4-6 hours per week online completing lessons, activities, and participating in class discussions. Finally, you may want to incorporate these tips to help you get started: Set yourself a schedule -- check the course web site early in the class week to see what tasks you'll need to work on for the week. Become very familiar with the site and how to use it. It is a tool to help you learn! Team up with your classmates to discuss class assignments and questions you might have. Ask questions when you need answers. If you have problems, contact your instructor ASAP! I will help you come up with a solution! Grading / Evaluation: The course grade will be determined as follows: Weekly Discussion Postings: Each week, you will have to prepare one discussion post; the required activities for the post will be described in detail in the content session for each week. The postings should be between 100 - 200 words. Each week, your post is due on Friday at 12.00 Noon, so there is enough time for class mates to review your comments and pick one to reply to!!!. There are a total of 6 discussion postings (one per week). Each post will count 10 points, for a total of 60 points. The number of points you receive each week will depend on the quality of your posts. You can post your answers early - however, answers posted after the due date (Friday's at Noon) will not be accepted. 2. Replies to Discussion Postings: Class participation is encouraged in this course by allowing students to reply to the comments posted by their classmates. Students will receive 5 points for their posted reply. Replies need to be constructive and should be "value-added", contributing to the overall conversation and learning process. Do not post replies that simply say good answer, I agree, thank you, your welcome, etc. Differences of opinion, challenges, debates, etc. are encouraged; however, they should be presented in a professional manner. Each reply should be at least one small paragraph (3-5 complete sentences). Students may reply to more than one discussion post but they will receive credit for only one reply. The total points for replies are 30 points. The replies each week are due every Sunday at 11.59 pm CST. Replies posted late will not be accepted. 3.Class Project: Visit the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion website (www.mypyramid.gov) and analyze your food intake (1 day food diary), your energy expenditure (1 day physical activity information), and determine your energy balance. Please print and attach the following documents: 1. o Nutrient Intakes o Dietary Guidelines Recommendations o MyPyramid Recommendations (your pyramid stats) o Physical Activity Results o Energy Balance Summary The project will count for 60 points towards the class total. Projects need to be posted on the Project Forum that has been especially created for this purpose. Projects have to be posted no later than 11.59 pm CST on August 12, 2012. 4. Quizzes: 6 online quizzes are provided to test your understanding of the materials presented in the power point lectures. Once you decide to take the quiz, you will have 20 minutes to complete it - you only have one attempt - you cannot come back and take it later once you open the quiz!!! Quizzes are due on Sunday 11.59 pm CST each week. Activity Total Points and Percentages Study Question Answers (6 x 10 points) 60 points 20 % Quizzes (6 x 25 points each) 150 points 50 % Project 60 points 20 % Replies to Study Question Answers (6 x 5 points) 30 points 10 % Total 300 points Total Categorical Rating Scale: A = 279 points and above A- = 270 to 278 B+ = 261 - 269 B = 249 - 260 B- = 240 - 248 C+ = 231 - 239 C = 219 - 230 C- = 210 - 218 D+ = 210 - 209 D = < 209 points Special Technology Utilized by Students: This course is totally online. All instructional content and interaction takes place over the WWW. In addition to baseline word processing skills and sending/receiving email with attachments, students will be expected to search the internet and upload / download files. In addition, students may need one or more of the following plug-ins: Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html PowerPoint Viewer: http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D1649C22-B51F4910-93FC-4CF2832D3342&displaylang=en Windows Media Player: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/ Quicktime Player: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Real Player: http://forms.real.com/netzip/getrde601.html?h=18.104.22.168&f=windows/RealOnePlayerV2G OLD.exe&p=RealOne+Player&oem=dl&tagtype=ie&type=dl Macromedia Flash Player: http://macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash Expectations for Academic Conduct/Plagiarism Policy: Academic Conduct Policy: (Web Format) | (PDF Format) | (RTF Format) Plagiarism Policy: (Word Format) | (PDF Format) | (RTF Format) Student Handbook: (PDF Format) ASSISTANCE: Students with special needs who require specific examination-related or other course-related accommodations should contact Barbara Fitzpatrick, Director of Disabled Student Services (DSS), [email protected], (850) 474-2387. DSS will provide the student with a letter for the instructor that will specify any recommended accommodations.