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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: PHED 130
Course Title: Personal Training and Sports Nutrition
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 2
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Provides students with the basic knowledge of the nutrition needs for all levels of atheletes. Prerequisite: PHED 120.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

PHED 120.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Fall and Spring.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Sports and Exercise Nutrition
By McArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I. & Katch V.L. (Wolters Kluwer)
Course Objectives
  • To introduce the field of personal training.
  • To identify key terms used to describe body position and movement.
  • To explain the fundamentals of safety in exercise programs.
  • To explain the nutrient needs for physical activity.
  • To list and describe nutritional considerations in sports competition.
  • To explain the nutrient needs for physical activity.
  • To describe the nutritional considerations in sports competition.
Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify professional career environments and options for personal trainers.
  • Explain the components of the initial client consultation.
  • Demonstrate how resistance training should be performed.
  • Demonstrate the three basic types of stretching.
  • To draw and explain all parts of the Kreb's Cycle and electron transport chain.
  • Describe the needs of energy during physical activity.
  • Explain heat- related exercise and and nutrition needs.
  • Identify pharmacologic aids affecting the nutrition of athletes.
  • Define body composition key terms.
  • Explain and describe the ways to measure mass weight and fitness.
  • Compare and contrast the types of disordered eating.
  • Explain the types, signs, symptoms and treatments for eating disorders.
  • List and describe the principles of good eating.
  • Illustrate and explain all parts of the MyPyramid.
  • Design a pregame, during, and postgame meal for an athletic team.
  • Demonstrate how to use a weight-for-height chart and BMI chart.
  • Fill out a three day food log and physical activity log.
Topical Outline:
  • Personal training as a profession
  • Developing the exercise program
  • The business of personal training
  • Basic nutritional concepts
  • Bioenergetics
  • Body composition/weight control
  • Disordered eating

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Karen Weston Date: November 22, 2013
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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