MOVESCI 241 - Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Movement Science (MOVESCI)
Department: School of Kinesiology
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3 (Non-LSA credit).
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Part 1 — Nutrition, metabolism, and energy transfer (topics include nutrients in food, optimal nutrition for exercise and sport, energy utilization during exercise, and the bioenergetics of food and physical activity.)

Part 2 — Evaluation of human body composition (topics include assessment of body fat and lean body mass, overfatness, underfatness, and obesity. Factors (diet, drugs, foods, physical activity) that affect body composition changes.

Part 3 — Applications of energy input, energy output and body composition to designing individuals programs for weight loss, weight gain or weight maintenance. Effects of modifying eating and exercise behaviors on body composition change. Specific diet practices including starvation, fad diets, optimal food intake, and psycho-social aspects of weight control including cultural and gender differences.

Course Requirements:

Exams: Two exams; 75 points each
Multiple-choice and true false. Questions taken from lectures, selected reading from textbook, posted materials, and movies shown in class. Assignments

Three assignments

  1. Assessing energy and nutrient intake using a 3-day diary
  2. Assessing energy output using a 3-day diary
  3. Assessing body composition (body fat and muscle mass)

Extra credit points added to final point total. Two extra credit options each worth up to 25 possible points. Choose only one option.

  1. — Total Body Make-over
  2. — Nutrition Pledge

Total points (includes extra credit) added up and divided by total possible points (minus extra credit). NO CURVE GRADING.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate or graduate students (all majors welcome) interested in knowing more about personal nutrition and physical activity. Previous H.S. or College biological science course.

Class Format:

In lecture/discussion. No required discussion sections.


MOVESCI 241 - Exercise, Nutrition and Weight Control
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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