To develop the students' understanding of nutrition and its application to sport performance.
Nutrition is one of the fundamental components of a total programme preparation philosophy and all sport science students are provided with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of sport nutrition in this core module.
- Learning Outcomes
- 1 Compare and contrast the nutritional recommendations and guidelines for healthy adults and
2 Describe the nutritional requirements for athletes in a range of sports and the specific
factors that influence these requirements.
3 Identify and critically examine common myths associated with sport nutrition
4 Interpret and manage sport nutrition programmes designed to help achieve optimal sport
performance. They will be able to meet the professional standards that would be expected
of an entry level practitioner
- - Nutrition guidelines for athletes and healthy adults
- Macro- and micronutrients
- Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein - Digestion and metabolism
- Vitamins and minerals
- Nutrition requirements for athletes in different sports
- Supplements and ergogenic aids
- Nutrition strategies - Training and Competition (pre, during, post)
- Body composition - fat mass and fat free mass
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.
- Assessment Criteria
- Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.