GRADED ASSIGNMENTS, APPLICATION AND IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS (20% of course grade) Selected classes will involve application of principles learned. This may include worksheet type assignments, small group projects, discussion of case studies, current event report, and writing suitable for publication. Most application assignments are due at the end of that class meeting. If missing from class for ANY reason, it is only possible to get half of the points for each in-class assignment missed. Assignments turned in more than one week late will not receive credit.
WEEKLY QUIZZES: (15% of course grade) Weekly quizzes will be available online through Web Vista. Quizzes will be open from the end of class on Friday through the start of class the following Monday.
SMALL GROUP PRESENTATION (10% of course grade) Students will be assigned to a small group to research nutrition goals of a UMD athletic team. Each small group will be present their findings to the class for critique.
LABS (15% of course grade) There will be various lab experiences including:
Supplement lab experience will involve analysis of supplement labels and compliance with NCAA banned drugs/substances.
The Fluid Replacement Lab will be held in the Exercise Physiology Lab. Lab assignments/reports will be given out at the beginning of the lab and are due at the completion of the lab. It is NOT possible to make up this lab.
Bar Product Lab involves analysis of various products available on the market and determine appropriate use of each product. It is NOT possible to make up this lab.
Wednesday, March 3 : Supplement Lab. Due no later than Monday, March 29
Monday, March 22: Fluid Replacement Lab
Monday, April 12 : Bar Product Lab
PROJECT (20% of course grade) The goal of this project is to research current literature and design a case study interrelating sport science and nutrition. To begin the project, you will need to select and identify:
Using these interests, you will then do a literature search to lay out the background for your paper. Although it is recommended that you read and review a number of scholarly peer-reviewed references, you are only required to submit documentation of 5 resources. This is a research oriented paper. Do not write in first person (I, me, mine).Your final paper should include:
TITLE that is descriptive of what you are studying
INTRODUCTION: Discuss the current literature related to you topic. What will your case study examine that is related to the literature? Describe your proposed project (brief). You may not find current studies exactly like what you will be studying. For example, you may be interested in carbohydrate needs of mountain biking. Although there are many studies on biking in general, you may not find mountain biking specifically. What you need to do is find research that you can relate to your topic and discuss differences.
You will not be designing a study. You will be observing a single subject and comparing that subject to your literature findings. This is a case study.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: List, in outline format, what you will be looking at and how you will do it. (Example: 3 day food record to find baseline subject data).
ANALYSIS: Describe your research and analyze the data.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: What did you learn from your study? What would you do differently next time? What else could you have included in the study? How could the subject improve?
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Include at least 5 peer-reviewed, scholarly references. References consulted should be primary research studies. A position stand of the American College of Sports Medicine or the American Dietetic Association can be used for one reference. Only one reference from the National Athletic Training Association journal will be accepted. Bibliography should be in an annotated fashion. In other words, include correct bibliographic format followed by a brief description of the research methods and findings reported in the study. The description must be in your own words and in complete sentences.
DEADLINES: In order that your final paper is completed in a timely fashion, please adhere to the following deadlines.
January 22 (Friday): Topic is due by 2 pm. Submit via the assignment drop box in Web Vista This information will be used to help tailor the research assistance provided to you on .
January (Sec 1) or Januaryr (Sec 2): library research assistance - at the library
February 3 (Wednesday): Must have selected a sport/activity, subject, and nutrition parameter to study. Turn in the Web Vista assignment with the following: TITLE, brief description of what you will be studying, and at least one acceptable reference listing.
February 24 (Wednesday): Turn in Annotated Bibliography. This must be turned in as a paper copy.
March 24 (Wednesday): Introduction due. The introduction should include discussion of your literature review. Average length of this part of the paper is 2-4 typed pages. Must turn in paper copies.
April 6 (Tuesday): Entire paper due. Turn in 3 copies of the paper. Two will be given to classmates to review. One will be given to the instructor. You will also be graded on how you peer review a classmates work.
April 12 (Monday): Return peer reviewed papers.
NOTES: All work for this project is due at the start of the class period unless otherwise noted above.. All work must be word processed/typed and neat. Check grammar and spelling. You will lose 10% of the grade for the project for each deadline that is missed. Papers turned in late for ANY reason, cannot receive the maximum number of points. Work must be delivered at the start of class and may not be left in my mailbox or under the office door.