Nutrition of Athletes and Soldiers

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:
4

Program:
preddiplomski
diplomski

Course number:
39787

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to sports nutrition: basic concepts and specificity of measuring diet among athletes
  2. Energy metabolism, energy availability and female athlete triad
  3. Protein and protein supplements: soldiers
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Lipids
  6. Vitamins and minerals
  7. Military dietary reference intake
  8. Sports nutrition pyramid
  9. Hydration for athletes
  10. Dietary supplements and ergogenic aids: caffeine

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • justify importance of wholesome foods in sports nutrition
  • describe energy metabolism in relation to duration and intensity of PA
  • evaluate and plan sports nutrition according to specificities of a PA
  • develop hydration plan for an active individual
  • assess major characteristics of a specific ergogenic aid
  • appraise importance of metabolic adaptations that occur as a response to PA among healthy conscious individuals or result oriented athletes