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

FSHN1030 Introduction to the nutritional, physical and psychological aspects of wellness.


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.