This seminar reviews the requirements for energy macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and fluid intake as well as basic principles of digestion and absorption. The regulations on the sale of dietary supplements in the US is discussed and debated. The specific ergogenic aids covered in the course are determined by the interests of the students in consultation with the instructor. Groups of two or three students works together to locate, select, and lead discussion/presentations of primary research studies that address their topics of interest,. Each student also designs a diet plan for a specific athlete and presents the plan to the class.
Prerequisites: EXSC 221, 222, and 301.