Maricopa Community Colleges  FON100AD   20036-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6-17-2003

FON100AD  2003 Fall – 2012 Spring

LEC  1.0 Credit(s)  1.0 Period(s)  1.0 Load  Occ

Nutrition Sports and Physical Activity

Principles of nutrition applied to fitness, exercise, and sports. Dietary fundamentals as applied to body fuels, hydration, and other unique needs for exercise and sports. Includes dietary guidelines for weight or endurance training, glycogen loading, the pregame meal, and glycogen recovery. Emphasis on maximizing fitness, performance, and safety.

Prerequisites: FON100AA, or equivalent, or permission of Instructor.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


FON100AD  2003 Fall – 2012 Spring

Nutrition Sports and Physical Activity



Use current food guides and guidelines to select foods and fluids for exercise and sports. (I-III)


Describe energy balance and list body fuels. (II)


Describe water and electrolyte balance. (III)


List guidelines for maintaining water and electrolyte balance. (III)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


FON100AD  2003 Fall – 2012 Spring

Nutrition Sports and Physical Activity


I. Food Guides and Guidelines

A. Overview of food guides and guidelines for sedentary persons

B. Adjustments for exercise and sports

1. Exercise for fitness

2. Body building

3. Endurance activities

4. Other

C. Adjustments for unique situations

1. Glycogen loading

2. Pregame meals

a. Scheduling

b. Appropriate food and fluid choices

3. Glycogen recovery

4. Other

II. Body Fuels

A. Major food sources

1. Protein

2. Fat

3. Carbohydrate

B. Storage in the body

C. Assessing and maintaining energy balance

III. Water and Electrolyte Balance

A. Basic principles of water and electrolyte balance

B. Fluid choices

C. Guidelines for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance


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