Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Sports Dietetics 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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically examine the current sports nutrition and dietetics literature and be able to generate practical advice for athletes

2. Appropriately assess the nutritional needs of athletes taking into consideration their sport, physique, special dietary needs and environmental factors.

3. Be able to formulate an appropriate diet plan for an athlete to enhance performance and to meet their specific health needs.

4. Recommend appropriate dietary advice for athletes with therapeutic dietary requirements and special needs.

5. Critically examine the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and sports foods for athletes.


  1. The nutritional assessment and physique 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 and at-risk nutrients.
  6. Dietary supplements and sports foods.
  7. Dietary extremism an eating disorder in theĀ sporting community.
  8. Nutrition for specific sports, travelĀ  and environmental conditions.


This course is only available to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) [12339] program and have successfully completed NUDI2200.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Essay: In-Term Test Online Exam

Essay: Written Assignment-Assignment 1

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 140 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.