The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course provides a scientific underpinning of nutrition for health, fitness and sport. The course covers a range of topics including dietary guidelines, measuring nutritional status, assessment of energy requirements, protein and amino acid needs, water and fluid balance, nutritional considerations before, during and after exercise, weight management and nutrition supplements.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Complete a dietary intake analysis to provide recommendations regarding energy balance and nutrient intake.

2. Describe the functions of macronutrients and micronutrients in the diet and their role in health.

3. Provide general advice on nutrition based on the current dietary guidelines.

4. Communicate appropriate information on nutrition and hydration for exercise preparation, during exercise, and recovery from exercise.


Content

  • Dietary guidelines
  • Methods for assessing dietary intake and their limitations
  • Energy requirements for health and exercise
  • Joint Position Statement of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and Dieticians Association of Australia
  • Macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat and protein
  • Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and water
  • Hydration and nutrition before, during and after exercise
  • Supplements and sports food

Assumed knowledge

EXSS3030Nutrition for Health, Fitness and SportThis course provides a scientific underpinning of nutrition for health, fitness and sport. The course covers a range of topics including dietary guidelines, measuring nutritional status, assessment of energy requirements, protein and amino acid needs, water and fluid balance, nutritional considerations before, during and after exercise, weight management and nutrition supplements.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1030005980Semester 2 - 2019ONLINEOnline2019FSHN1030 Introduction to the nutritional, physical and psychological aspects of wellness.Dietary guidelinesMethods for assessing dietary intake and their limitationsEnergy requirements for health and exerciseJoint Position Statement of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and Dieticians Association of AustraliaMacronutrients: carbohydrates, fat and proteinMicronutrients: vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and waterHydration and nutrition before, during and after exerciseSupplements and sports food YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Complete a dietary intake analysis to provide recommendations regarding energy balance and nutrient intake.2Describe the functions of macronutrients and micronutrients in the diet and their role in health.3Provide general advice on nutrition based on the current dietary guidelines.4Communicate appropriate information on nutrition and hydration for exercise preparation, during exercise, and recovery from exercise. Written Assignment: Essays / Written AssignmentsIn Term Test: Online examsParticipation: Online discussion forums OnlineOnline ActivityOnline24hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Hours per week will vary according to whether the course is offered as a semester 1 or 2 course or as a summer course. The total number of hours per term remains the same.Self-Directed LearningOnline24hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Hours per week will vary according to whether the course is offered as a semester 1 or 2 course or as a summer course. The total number of hours per term remains the same.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

In Term Test: Online exams

Participation: Online discussion forums


Contact hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Hours per week will vary according to whether the course is offered as a semester 1 or 2 course or as a summer course. The total number of hours per term remains the same.

Self-Directed Learning

Online 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Hours per week will vary according to whether the course is offered as a semester 1 or 2 course or as a summer course. The total number of hours per term remains the same.