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Sports Nutrition PG (8722.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
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. Critically use evidence to identify sports nutrition needs of recreational and elite athletes across the lifecycle;

2. Assess the dietary practices of athletes and identify at-risk behaviour;

3. Apply sports nutrition evidence to develop nutritional strategies that aid performance and health;

4. 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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