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Nutrition for Sports

3 Credits
Proper nutrition is essential for performing well in sports, maintaining the benefits of fitness, reducing their risk of injury, and preventing nutrition-related diseases. Learn how easy it is for athletes to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Maintain a diet record for an athlete and learn how to conduct a diet analysis. Discover areas where improvements are needed and work with the athlete to create a nutritional plan that provides the recommended amounts of essential nutrients for optimal health and performance. Nutrition along with a properly constructed physical training program might be the secret ingredient to optimizing athletic performance.

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Strength and Conditioning Certificate.

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Dr. Andrew Herrick

I am currently Director of Academic Development and a faculty member at Fresno Pacific University. I am responsible for all course offerings and marketing through the Office of Continuing Education, which includes identifying and developing new programs, courses, and instructors who are passionate about Christian higher education. I actively teach graduate, undergraduate, and professional development online courses for the university.