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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.
- Introduction to sports nutrition
- Introduction to nutrition education of athletes and exercising persons
- Defining and measuring energy
- Energy systems and exercise
- Carbohydrates for sport and exercise
- Proteins and amino acids for sport and exercise
- Fats for sport and exercise
- Weight and body composition
- Water and electrolytes for sport and exercise
- Micronutrients for sport and exercise
- Disordered eating and exercise patterns in athletes
- Special populations
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically discuss nutritional requirements for exercise and for recreational and elite athletes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically apply nutrition concepts to enhance physical performance, recovery, health maintenance and rehabilitation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||develop a nutrition education resource for athletes or exercising persons||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate proficient skills in visual presentation and skills in professional writing||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- 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.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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