2 x 50-minute lectures weekly 4 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
1 NUTD1106 - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health 2 1 of MMED2931, MMED2932, HLPE2532, HLPE2403 Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
It is assumed that students will have an understanding of fundamental nutritional science and human physiology. An interest in sports performance will also be an advantage.
Assignment(s): Examination 40%; Case Studies.
This topic applies the fundamental concepts of nutritional science to elite sports performance. The relationships between physical performance and specific dietary macro- and micronutrient intakes will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on food sources of these nutrients, although dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids will also be reviewed. Students will develop skills in critical analysis of the nutrition and exercise science literature as well as experience in assessing nutritional problems for various types of athletes.
This topic aims to:
examine the fundamental concepts of nutritional science applied to exercise and elite sports performance
develop an understanding of the relationships between diet and sports performance
develop the ability to critically analyse the scientific literature in nutrition and sports performance
expose students to practical nutritional problems encountered by various types of athletes
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
outline the fundamental principles of nutrition for elite sports performance
describe specific nutritional requirements for elite endurance, sprint, and strength athletes, vegetarian athletes, athletes who desire to lose weight or bulk up, and athletes who train in extreme environments such as altitude and heat
identify nutritionally vulnerable groups within the sporting population
recognise and critically evaluate common dietary supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids
apply knowledge from nutritional science to the practice of nutrition in sports performance
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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