OnlineSession 2Session 2

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 sport and exercise.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to sports nutrition
  2. Introduction to nutrition education of athletes and exercising persons
  3. Defining and measuring energy
  4. Energy systems and exercise
  5. Carbohydrates for sport and exercise
  6. Proteins and amino acids for sport and exercise
  7. Fats for sport and exercise
  8. Weight and body composition
  9. Water and electrolytes for sport and exercise
  10. Micronutrients for sport and exercise
  11. Disordered eating and exercise patterns in athletes
  12. Special populations

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • You can purchase this textbook as an eBook or source a copy from the library. See other optional texts available in the library or online.: Dunford, M & Doyle, JA, 2019, Nutrition for sport and exercise, 4th edn, Cengage, Boston, MA. ISBN: 9781337556767.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 5 hours (Across the session)
Lecture online 18 hrs (Across the session)
Tutorial online 13 hrs (Across the session)
Exam: closed book40%
Project Outline10%

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