Year of Award
Master of Athletic Training (MAT)
Health and Human Performance (Athletic Training Program Option)
Department or School/College
Health and Human Performance
University of Montana
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
Brown, Alysa, ATC, Spring 2017 Athletic Training
Nutritional Needs in Collegiate Female Soccer Athletes
Chairperson: Dr. Valerie Moody
Many times, athletes do not have enough time to meet their nutritional needs. They are busy going to school, attending meetings, lifting weights, receiving treatments and attending practices and may forget to eat or simply do not have enough time. Several studies suggest nutritional knowledge and habits directly impact how well an athlete will perform. Due to the rigorous training regimen of a collegiate athlete, they should be fueling their bodies throughout the day to maximize their performance. The Women’s soccer team at the University of Montana is no different than any other collegiate soccer team.
The purpose of this professional paper project was to review the literature about nutritional practices of collegiate athletes to better understand what is currently recommended. In the second half of this paper, nutritional recommendations for each phase of the training cycle are provided. There is also a resource guide for the competitive athlete that includes recommendations on where to obtain reliable nutritional information. The outcome of the project is to provide recommendations to optimize nutritional practices for collegiate soccer players here at the University of Montana.
Brown, Alysa M., "NUTRITIONAL NEEDS IN COLLEGIATE FEMALE SOCCER ATHLETES" (2017). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10973.
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