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This course is an introductory study of nutrition. Sports nutrition incorporates the principles of biochemical and physiological processes related to cells and tissue responses to exercise. This course includes specific applications of nutritional theory to help individuals reach and maintain maximum sports performance. Students learn the basics of sports nutrition and how to apply this knowledge to their own active lifestyles. Additionally, this course examines vitamins, nutritional supplements, body composition, weight management and eating disorders in both male and female athletes.