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SCI 46 — Sports Nutrition

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $565
Instructor(s): Clyde Wilson
Limit: 80
Status: Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Wednesdays, September 26 - December 5. There will be no class on October 31 and November 21.
Fall
On-campus
Wednesdays
6:30—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Sep 26—Dec 5
9 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Fees
$565
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Clyde Wilson
Limit
80
Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 9 Wednesdays, September 26 - December 5. There will be no class on October 31 and November 21.
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.

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.

Clyde Wilson, Research Associate, Biochemistry, UC San Francisco

Clyde Wilson has taught nutrition and human movement courses for Stanford Athletics, and food pharmacology in the Stanford and UC San Francisco medical schools for many years. Wilson currently teaches kinesiology within the Program in Human Biology at Stanford and is a director at the Sports Medicine Institute. 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.