HEALTH, FITNESS AND SPORT DEPARTMENT
HFS 245H HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SPORT:
Historical Perspectives of Women in Sport studies the development of sport from early religious ritual to a modern corporate model in western society. The genesis and development of recreation, sport, and exercise for women has been influenced by religion, medicine, economics, politics, and ideology. The intersection of gender, race, and socioeconomic class for women of color is examined, as is the struggle by women for admission in the Olympics. Sport has served as a historical site for feminist transformation and the development of alternative western sport forms. Women have “dared to compete”. The struggle of women to gain entry into sport is both sad and inspirational. Class structure includes short lectures, videos, small group discussion, and analytical minute papers. Students write a sport autobiography, conduct a short cross generation sport interview, and study a related topic of interest in depth.
HFS 250. NUTRITION:
This course will examine basic nutritional needs in relation to macronutrients (i.e. carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals). Emphasis will be placed on analysis of food intake as it relates to healthy body function and the relationship between sound nutrition and the prevention of disease. Additional topics will include caloric intake versus caloric output and controlling the food environment. Students will perform computerized analyses of their personal food intake. Writing intensive.