Viewpoint| Volume 44, ISSUE 3, P267-270, May 2012

Exploring the Feasibility of an Academic Course That Provides Nutrition Education to Collegiate Student-Athletes

  • Christine Karpinski
    Address for correspondence: Christine Karpinski, PhD, Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, Department of Health, Room 303, West Chester University of PA, West Chester, PA 19383; Phone: (610) 212-1467; Fax: (610) 436-2860
    Department of Health, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
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Published:March 26, 2012DOI:


      The purpose of this article is to explore the delivery of nutrition education to collegiate student-athletes through an academic course. Existing literature has established the need for nutrition education among collegiate athletes. This article considers the collaboration of the university and the athletic department to better serve this population. Academic wellness courses for student-athletes can be used as models. Finally, benefits, barriers, and proposed course objectives are considered. This report proposes a potential solution to provide consistent, sustainable nutrition education to collegiate student-athletes.

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