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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6446
Tracking Number - 3044

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for 1/14/13; pending textbook information. Faculty emaield 1/25/13. Updated 1/29/13. Approved by GC 1/31/13. to USF Sys 2/20/13. to SCNS 2/28/13. Apprd eff 5/1/13. Nmbr 6720 apprd 6446

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-12-05
  2. Department: Deans Office
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 6108-000
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 8139749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6446
  10. Full Title: Sports Medicine and Nutrition
  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?: Y
  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 Medicine and Nutrition
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Focuses on an introduction to the integration of nutritional principles into maintaining and enhancing the health and performance of athletes whether at the collegiate, high school, middle school, or professional level.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  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? Metabolic Nutritional Medicine represents a new and evolving discipline in the medical sciences that deals with an integrative and functional medicine approach to healthcare and disease prevention The discipline combines evidence based medicine with new approaches to therapeutics and patient wellness. Nutrition and metabolism represent a critical approaches to understanding and controlling obesity The Metabolic Nutritional Medicine concentration currently has 110 registered students and approx 12 registered for the first course offering.
  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.) All the instructors in the course are M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. or equivalent trained faculty.
  29. Objectives: The course has the following objectives:

    Examines the physiology of sports medicine.

    Compare and contrast the application of sports medicine at the collegiate, high school, middle school, or professional level.

    Discuss the physiological concepts associaed with mitochondrial activation and metabolic efficiency.

    Examine the nutritional needs of an athlete, especially for micronutrients, vitamins and minerals, calories, and fluids and compare requirments with those of less active individuals.

    Discuss the appropriate application of nutritional supplements.

    Review the principles of exercise physiology.

    Compare and contrast the nutritional requirements of male and female athletes.

    Identify various eating disorders in athletes and discuss appropriate therapies.

    Examine and develop skills required for appropriate decision making regarding the integration of nutritional principles into the care of all athletes.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    •Discuss eating programs that will aid the professional athlete or patient that aggressively exercises

    •Recognize the science of eating for sports success

    •Describe winning recipes for peak athletic performance

    •Recognize body pollutants that will decrease athletic performance

    •Identify vitamins that will aid in athletic performance

    •Discuss minerals that will aid athletic performance

    •Discuss the importance of good sleep hygiene and performance

    •Describe the nutritional depletions that are caused by vigorous exercise programs

    •Discuss how antioxidants combat injury

    •Discuss how to prevent infections in athletes

    •Describe cardiovascular responses to exercise and training

    •Discuss anaerobic metabolism, acid‐base balance, and muscle fatigue during high intensity exercise

    •Describe eating disorders in athletics

    •Discuss respiratory responses of athletes to exercise

    •Recognize adaptations in skeletal muscle in response to endurance training

    •Discuss the endocrinology of exercise

    •Understand the aging athlete

    •Discuss exercise and pregnancy

    •Understand sport psychology

    •Discuss biomechanics as applied to sports

    •Recognize the physiological and clinical consequences of exercise in heat and humidity

    •Discuss the affects altitude has on sport performance

    •Examine fluid and electrolyte loss and replacement in exercise

    •Discover the epidemiology of athletic injuries

    •Discuss the role of exercise in the treatment of chronic disease

    •Ascertain how to prevent injuries

    •Discuss how to select the appreciate diet for the athlete or patient that exercises vigorously

    •Discuss the protein and carbohydrate requirements for various types of athletes

    •Realize how to manage weight issues in athletes

    •Describe techniques for weight gain in athletes

    •Examine how to write prescriptions for compounds for blisters, heel spurs, plantar faxcitis and fungal infections

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include:

    Corvette Racing Program.

    Introduction to Sports Nutrition.

    Nutrition Periodization & Metabolic Efficiency.

    Mitochondrial Activation & Cellular Efficiency.

    Myths & Facts Regarding Dietary Supplements.

    Exercise Physiology & Sports Nutrition.

    Sports Nutrition: College Athletes.

    Sports Nutrition: Masters Athletes.

    The Female Athlete Triad.

    Eating Disorders & Athletes.

    Nutritional Needs of the Female Athlete.

  32. Textbooks: Rosenbloom, C., “Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals”. Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics; 5th Ed. 2012; ISBN: 978-0880914529
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The course requires the completion of 3 case study research papers 15% each 45% of grade. Comprehensive midterm exam 23% of grade. Comprehensive final exam 23% of grade. 5 webcasts 9% of grade.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The course requires completion of 4 unit self-assessment quizzes, 3 case studies research papers, a comprehensive midterm exam, a comprehensive final exam and 5 webcasts.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing case reports or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus.
  38. Program This Course Supports: M.S in Medical Sciences- Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration.
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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