Sports Nutrition

Course code NUDI4270
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

  1. 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.

Requisites

Students must have completed 160 units of a relevant program including nutrition studies at 2000 level to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

160 units of study, including nutrition courses at 2000 level.

Assessment Items

Essay: A1 - Essay

Essay: A2 Essay

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 140 hour(s) per Term

By blackboard/email/phone, as required. Self directed learning is supported by iLectures and voluntary tutorials provided to support learning. No set hours