Spring 2019 - BPK 312 D100
Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (3)
Class Number: 4414
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 3 – Apr 8, 2019: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 18, 2019
Thu, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
1 778 782-3344
Prerequisites:BPK 105 (or 205), and 110.
This course examines the theory and application of nutrition for fitness and sport. Students will study issues around dietary practices commonly promoted for performance enhancement, including mechanisms, effectiveness, risks and regulations. Students will learn skills for critical evaluation of nutrition research and nutrition claims, and will employ these in several small group projects investigating specific nutrition issues and products. Students with credit for BPK 424 may not take this course for further credit.
This course examines the theory and application of nutrition for fitness and sport. We will cover issues around dietary practices commonly promoted for performance enhancement, including mechanisms, effectiveness, risks, and regulations. Throughout the course you will learn skills for critical evaluation of nutrition research and nutrition claims.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
After BPK 312 you will be able to describe and give detailed explanations on each of the following nutrition, fitness and sport topics:
- the basics of sport physiology, energy systems, and their fuel sources.
- foundations of nutrition and the role of nutrients in human physical performance.
- mechanisms by which select dietary and nutrient manipulations are perceived to support or enhance physical performance.
- effectiveness, risks, and regulations surrounding dietary practices. practical aspects of diet related to exercise performance.
- popular current nutritional practices and products used for exercise enhancement.
- critical evaluation of putative ergogenic aids and nutrition claims.
- Midterm Celebration of Learning 25%
- Point-Counter Outline Assignment 10%
- Point-Counter Point Written Component 15%
- Point-Counter Point Oral Presentation Component 15%
- Final Celebration of Learning/Exam 35%
Note: There will be no extensions granted for any of the evaluations except with a medical condition that is beyond your control. For the 2-part Point-Counter Point Assignment (PCP) and any Tutorial Assignments a penalty of 20% per day late will be assessed. This gives a grade of zero if your assignment is 5 days late.
Please Note: In fairness to all students in the course, missed exams/assignments will not be allowed at a date later than those listed above. It is the student's responsibility to contact Dr. White a minimum of 1 week prior to an evaluation if they anticipate a problem making an exam or handing in an assignment on the specified date. Exceptions will only be made if there are extenuating circumstances that are beyond the control of the student and verified with an appropriate note.
Failure to attend an examination
Students who miss examinations due to exceptional circumstances, such as serious illness or due to compassionate reasons, are required to obtain a physician's certificate or provide appropriate documentation. The physician note must state that you were unable to write your midterm or final on the set date due to a medical condition beyond your control. When missing an examination due to compassionate reasons, supporting documents must be provided in order to obtain consideration for a missed examination. Such documents must be filed with the Department Director through the BPK office or with the SFU Registrar within four calendar days of the date on which the examination was to have been written. The Undergraduate Program Committee must approve the request in order for a student to receive consideration for a missed examination.
In the event of a missed midterm or final examination Dr. White reserves the right to give an oral examination of the course material.
Students must check the exam schedule when making course selections. Students are reminded that final examinations may be scheduled at any time during the examination period and that students should avoid making travel or employment arrangements for this period.
Academic honesty and student conduct
Academic honesty is a condition of continued membership in the University community. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism or any other form of cheating is subject to serious academic penalty, i.e. failure on an assignment, failure in a course, suspension or expulsion from the University.
The University codes of student conduct and academic honesty are contained in policies T10.01 and T10.02 which are available in the Course Timetable and on the Web via http://www.reg.sfu.ca.
Course Textbook in print with access code for online resources: McArdle, Katch and Katch, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, 5th ed, 2018, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. ISBN 9781496377357
eText: McArdle, Katch and Katch, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, 5th ed, 2018 that includes online resources. ISBN 9781496393760. For this option search: 9781496393760 at this link: www.vitalsource.com. This link states: ‘Lifetime Access: The downloaded link on your device does not expire. Includes 1 year of online access’. So it is a ‘rental’ of access to the online text for 1 year.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS