Science Of Fitness

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Science Of Fitness
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Division B Champion Wilbur Wright Middle School
Division C Champion Fayetteville-Manlius High School

Science Of Fitness was an event in which participants studied the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of various systems of the body, as well as fitness and nutritional principles. It can be viewed as a combination of Anatomy, Food Science, and Disease Detectives, all in one event. It last appeared at the 2004 National Tournament at Juniata College for Division C and at the 2006 National Tournament at Indiana University for Division B. It is not currently in the official event rotation or included as an official trial event.

Study Material

For more studying information, see the Anatomy, Food Science, and Disease Detectives pages.

At the Competition

Participants will have 50 minutes to complete an exam (usually in stations) covering all of the materials listed in the objectives. Participants will receive limited amounts of time at each station before rotating to the next station, until every station has been visited. Whichever team with the highest raw score receives the top prize. Select questions (sometimes tiebreaker questions) will serve as tiebreakers in the event of a tie.

Sample Questions

  1. Which type of vitamins are more dangerous in excess - the oil-soluble ones or the water-soluble ones? Why?
  2. What muscles attach to the ribs and allow the chest cavity to enlarge during inhalation?
  3. What major food groups would be lacking from a vegetarian diet?
  4. A serious eating disorder may also result in the loss of essential amino acids because the individual chronically refuses to eat. What is the name of this eating disorder?

External Links

SEER Self Instructional Manuals for Tumor Registrars
Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
Fitness Science website