Patricia Lee CNP, CPT
Patricia Lee graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with First Class Honours, as well as holds a certification in Personal Training. She has been working in the health and fitness industry for over eight years and is passionate about empowering her clients to achieve their full potential in exercise, nutrition, and optimal sports performance. Patricia’s path began in high school when her father passed away from cancer. She soon realized there was more to optimal health than what conventional doctors were telling her, which led her on this beautiful path combining both passions: exercise and nutrition.
Today Patricia combines her knowledge in exercise and nutrition to build her clients inside and out. She successfully runs a private practice seeing clients one on one and in small groups, as well as delivers numerous presentations with sports related groups, such as the Running Room and adolescent sports teams. Patricia teaches Fitness and Sports Nutrition, Body Metabolism, and Human Anatomy and Physiology at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Ottawa Campus.
FSN 013 Fitness and Sports Nutrition
The main focus of this course is the role of nutrition in fitness and sports. Methods are focused on where nutrition can help maximize muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility; through building muscle and reducing fat. Techniques for guiding athletes in proper nutrition in training, and effective methods to prevent dehydration and sports related injuries due to insufficient nutrient levels. Real case studies are examined, exploring leading methods & techniques in optimizing sports performance with proper nutrition.
BM 002 Body Metabolism
Nutrition is intimately linked with body metabolism. The goal of this course is to give you an understanding of what the body does with the food we eat. We begin with a detailed study of enzymes including the importance of vitamins and minerals. We then examine metabolic reactions used to obtain energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as reactions used to rid our body of wastes such as urea and uric acid. The key role of the liver in metabolism will be emphasized throughout the course. Other topics will include digestive hormones, production of lactic acid, lipid carriers and the effects of low carbohydrate diets, including the effect on insulin/glucagon ratio, gluconeogenesis, ketosis and more.
HAP 01 Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course includes the study of normal anatomy and physiology of the human body, beginning with the structure and function of the cell and continuing with the organization of the cell into organs. Specific topics covered will be transport mechanisms, the lymphatic system, the gastrointestinal tract, the endocrine system and the reproductive system. The interrelationship between systems will be explored with a focus on integrative and homeostatic control mechanisms.