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BIO 142: Introduction to Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control

This course explores the relationship between nutrition and energy expenditures to body mass regulation. Part 1: Nutrition, metabolism, and energy transfer (food nutrients, optimal nutrition for exercise and sport, exercise energy utilization, and the bioenergetics of food and activity). Part 2: Body composition techniques (assessment of body fat and lean mass, obesity, weight control, modification of eating and exercise behaviors, diet practices: starvation, fad diets, optimal food intake, and psychosocial aspects of weight control: cultural and gender differences). Part 3: Physiologic considerations in total fitness (strength, anaerobic and aerobic power, aging, exercise and health).

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Corequisites: PEA 115

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