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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6367
Tracking Number - 1520

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 1/5/10; effective 1/2010; posted in banner 1/6/10

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-08
  2. Department: Physical Education & Exercise Science
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200
  5. Contact Person: Bill Campbell
  6. Phone: 9744766
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6367
  10. Full Title: Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Sports Nutrition
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course covers selected topics regarding exercise metabolism and sports nutrition. Some of the topics to be covered include: bioenergetics; protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism during exercise; sports supplements designed to improve strength

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Within the field of exercise science, there is a great emphasis on how nutritional variables effect exercise, training, and human performance. This course provides important content that can be used to effectively utilize different foods and dietary supplements to improve health and athletic performance
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) In addition to a terminal degree, a qualified instructor for this course should have taken graduate level courses in the area of exercise physiology and should have a background of research in one or more areas covered in the course.
  29. Objectives: 6.1 Knowledge of the historical roots and foundational principles in sports nutrition. 6.2 Ability to locate, read, and interpret sports nutrition literature. 6.3 Knowledge of bioenergetic pathways (glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport chain). 6.4 Knowledge of macronutrient metabolism during aerobic and anaerobic exercise. 6.5 Knowledge of sports supplements designed to improve endurance performance. 6.6 Knowledge of sports supplements designed to improve anaerobic/strength performance.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Examination Performance: 40% * composed exclusively of essay questions Research Proposal: 40% * composed exclusively of essay questions Participation: 20% * based on attendance, oral participation in class, online discussion on Blackboard, and content presentation in class
  31. Major Topics: Bioenergetics, Exercise Metabolism, Anaerobic metabolism, Carbohydrate metabolism, Hepatic metabolism, Fat metabolism, Protein metabolism, Sports supplements for strength-power athletes, Sports supplements for endurance athletes, The science of nutrient timing.
  32. Textbooks: Title: Exercise Metabolism Authors: Hargreaves M, Spriet L. Publisher: Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL Year: 2006
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: ONLINE RESOURCES:

    Selected videos available via Google and YouTube.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: -Students are expected to attend class meetings regularly.

    -Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    -Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Participation 20%

    Written Examinations 80%

    *Note rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    A+ 97.5-100

    A 92.5-97.49

    A-= 90-92.49

    B+ 87.5-89.99

    B 82.5-87.49

    B-= 80-82.49

    C+ 77.5-79.99

    C 72.5-77.49

    C-= 70-72.49

    D+ 67.5-69.99

    D 62.5-67.49

    D-= 60-62.49

    F 0-59.9

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Week 1-Introduction/Foundations

    Week 2-Bioenergetics Overview

    Week 3- Exercise Metabolism

    Week 4-Anaerobic Metabolism

    Week 5- Carbohydrate Metabolism

    Week 6- Hepatic Metabolism

    Week 7- Exam 1

    Week 8-Fat Metabolism

    Week 9-Protein Metabolism

    Week 10- Macronutrient Overview

    Week 11- Sports Supplements for Strength

    Week 12- Sports Supplements for Endurance

    Week 13-Sports Supplements for Body Composition

    Week 14-The Science of Nutrient Timing

    Week 15- Exam 2

  36. Attendance Policy: Students are allowed to miss up to two class meetings without penalty. Each absence beyond two will result in a reduction of 2% from the final grade.

    USF Policy on Religious Observances: Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Physical Education
  39. Course Concurrence Information: This course will be included in a menu of courses from which students will develop their Planned Program. It is expected that at least 2/3 of all Exercise Science majors will take this course each time it is offered. Additionally, this course may be attractive as an elective for graduate students in Biomedical Science and Public Health.

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