NUTR07016 2019 Sports and Exercise Nutrition

General Details

Full Title
Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Transcript Title
Sports and Exercise Nutrition
N/A %
Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
LIFE - Life Sciences
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Azura Youell, Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

This module aims to provide an introduction to the basic principles of sports nutrition and the use of nutritional strategies to optimise performance in sport and exercise.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Discuss the effects of macronutrients and micronutrients on exercise performance.


Understand the role and regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance.


Describe the beneficial/ harmful effects of food supplements and ergogenic aids.


Recognise the nutritional needs of specific sports and particular issues for consideration in sports and exercise nutrition.


Estimate nutritional requirements for athletes and understand the concepts of energy balance, energy expenditure, physical activity and fitness, body mass and body composition.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used in the delivery of this module including lectures, online materials, workshops/ practicals and student presentations. Students will have access to lecture information and additional resources through Moodle.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment will comprise of class tests, practical reports and a review of a sports nutrition related topic.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Overview of nutrition for exercise and health

Exercise physiology and biochemistry


Protein and amino acids

Fat metabolism

Fluids and electrolytes


Food supplements and ergogenic aids

Nutrition for specific athlete populations

Issues in sports nutrition

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Class tests, practical reports and a review of a sports nutrition related topic Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Not Specified Practical/ workshop 2.5 Monthly 0.62
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.62 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  1. Lanham-New, Stear, Shirreffs and Collins (2011) Sport and Exercise Nutrition. The Nutrition Society.
  2. Jeukendrup and Gleeson (2010) Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. 2nd Edition. Human Kinetics Publishers.
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