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Sports Nutrition PG (8722.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics


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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 8721 Sports Nutrition UG.

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 and health risk of elite athletes;

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

4. Research and apply established theories to develop nutritional strategies that aid performance and health; and

5. Communicate sports nutrition concepts accurately and effectively.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to four hours per week.


8258 Nutritional Science G OR equivalent unit AND
permission of unit convener.



Assumed Knowledge

Human physiology and human nutrition.

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