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EXNS 310 Sports Nutrition

Jonathan Tanguay, MS, RDN, LD, Assistant director of performance nutrition at Texas A&M University



For this class, you will be exploring dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, or macronutrients. This guide will provide authoritative material you can use to assist you in completing the assignment. If you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to contact the Ms. Kathleen Lowe, MLS


Students will identify a dietary supplement, vitamin, mineral, or macronutrient that is of interest to them and that is reputed to improve athletic performance. Each student will then research his/her topic using a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed references and write a 3 to 5 page paper critically evaluating the effectiveness, benefits, and/or harm of that substance. Papers must be in APA format. Suggested journals to use include but are not limited to: The International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; The Journal of Sports Sciences; The Journal of the American Dietetic Association; The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; and The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Detailed instructions will be discussed in class.