Unit description

Provides a comprehensive overview of nutritional science and its relationship to physical performance. The unit enables students to gain basic skills in nutrition education when related to exercise.

Unit content

  • General nutritional requirements for sport and exercise related to gender, age and physiological state
  • Body composition, weight loss, making weight
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes
  • Changing nutritional requirements across athletic disciplines
  • Competition nutrition (preparation, during the event, recovery)
  • Nutrition related conditions at risk in the athlete and the exercising individual
  • Exercise nutrition in people with special needs
  • An introduction to nutrition education of athletes and exercising persons
  • Case Studies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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