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SCI 46 — Sports Nutrition and Recovery Techniques

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Nov 29
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Units: 2
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Clyde Wilson
Limit: 65
Status: Registration opens on 08/21/2017
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 8 weeks, from September 27 - November 29. There will be no class on Wednesdays, October 25 and November 22.
Fall
On-campus course
Wednesdays
6:30—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Sep 27—Nov 29
8 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
2 Units
Fees
$500
Instructor(s):
Clyde Wilson
Limit
65
Registration opens on 08/21/2017
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 8 weeks, from September 27 - November 29. There will be no class on Wednesdays, October 25 and November 22.
Properly coordinating your nutrition with exercise can dramatically improve your exercise benefits, including weight loss, health, and performance. In this course, we will examine how nutrition for performance addresses delaying fatigue, driving adaptation, and speeding recovery. Delaying fatigue requires hydration and fuel supply, and proper recovery demands a broad spectrum of nutrients. Adaptation (the body’s ability to improve through changes in gene expression) is also influenced by nutrition. For example, staying hydrated and keeping alcohol intake low can naturally increase testosterone and growth hormone production by 25 percent or more.

This course will review the science of sports nutrition and will guide you in applying this information to your own personal sports nutrition program. The important foundations of your program are separated into what you are consuming during and right after exercise (calories, fluids, electrolytes) and throughout the rest of your day (meals, snacks, hydration). By covering both theory and application, the course will be equally relevant to those interested in the science and those wanting to improve their exercise results. Each class meeting will also include a discussion of sports recovery methods other than nutrition such as the impact of stress, sleep, and recovery techniques.

No scientific background is required; however, this course is based on in-depth examination and discussion of scientific findings relevant to the course topic, with homework focused on application.

Grade restriction: No letter grade.

Clyde Wilson, Research Associate, Biochemistry, UCSF

Clyde Wilson’s research targets a theoretical understanding of human quality of life. He has taught nutrition and human movement in Stanford’s Department of Athletics and food pharmacology in the Stanford and UCSF medical schools for more than ten years. He is a director at the Sports Medicine Institute, a nonprofit in Palo Alto. He received a PhD in chemistry from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.