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Sports Nutrition (8721.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Syllabus

This unit covers fundamental sports nutrition. Students will critically evaluate the evidence base for current and emerging sports nutrition guidelines and practices. Students will assess dietary practices of elite and recreational athletes across the lifecycle. Emphasis will be on the practical application of sports nutrition guidelines.

This unit is co-taught with unit 8722 Sports Nutrition PG.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Interpret how the physiological response to exercise affects nutritional requirements;

2. Interpret data to assess body composition changes in elite athletes;

3. Evaluate dietary strategies to influence the health and performance of elite and recreational athletes;

4. Select and implement evidence-based dietary interventions to benefit the health and performance of elite and recreational athletes; and

5. Communicate sports nutrition advice accurately and effectively to non-specialist audiences.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 4 hours per week.

Prerequisites

9280 Introductory Nutrition

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

Human physiology and human nutrition.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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