Sports Nutrition

Course code NUDI4270Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Sports Nutrition is the study of nutrition and exercise in promotion of health, and prevention and management of disease process for groups with specific nutrient needs. Applied exercise science is integrated with nutrition and dietetics

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Critically examine the current sports nutrition literature and be able to generate practical advice for athletes
2. Appropriately assess the nutritional needs of athletes.
3. Formulate an appropriate diet plan for an athlete to enhance performance and optimise health.
4. Recommend appropriate dietary advice for athletes with therapeutic dietary requirements.
5. Critically examine the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids for athletes.
Content1. The nutritional assessment of athletes
2. Energy, protein and carbohydrate requirements for athletes
3. Nutritional needs for training, competition and recovery.
4. Nutritional requirements for athletes at different stages of the lifecycle and for athletes with special needs.
5. Exercise related nutritional deficiencies.
6. Dietary supplements and ergogenic aids.
7. Dietary extremism in the sporting community.
8. Nutrition for specific sports and environmental conditions.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge160 units of study, including nutrition courses at 2000 level.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 140 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed 160 units of a relevant program including nutrition studies at 2000 level
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI4270