NUTR09007 2019 Nutrition and Performance
This module covers the basics of sport nutrition, including a critical appraisal of the current thoughts with regards to carbohydrate, fat and protein requirements of athletes. You will be taught to examine the influence of nutrition on sporting performance and to explore the role of nutritional strategies during the preparation for, participation in and recovery from sport competition. There will also be a focus on the use of supplements and ergogenic aids and current doping regulations.
This module will help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to translate the principles of sports nutrition into foods and eating patterns appropriate to the lifestyle of athletes, with the aim of optimising performance.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Review critically how macro and micronutrients affect athletic performance.
Discuss and analyse pertinent issues that athletes should consider when consuming supplements and ergogenic aids.
Interpret and evaluate nutrition requirements for training and competition
Appraise eating disorders as they pertain to sports and athletes
Review critically the relationship between training, body composition and performance
Assess hydration requirements for training and competition as well as for recreational exercise and health
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered through online weekly lectures. This will consist of two hours of lectures per week as well as two hours of asynchronous learning which will consist of interactive and forum discussions and MCQ's. In addition, the learner will be expected to allocate an additional 6 hours per week for continuous assessment and additional reading.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will consist of 100% continuous assessment which will focus on critically reviewing current evidence around the use of nutrition to improve performance, this will be developed and delivered with different audiences in mind to assess both presentation and writing skills as well as ability to translate evidence into practice.
Repeat Continuous Assessment if required.
Overview of sports nutrition
Energy balance and body composition
Carbohydrate and performance
Protein requirements for sport
Body fat and dietary fat
Vitamins and minerals
Sports supplements and ergogenic aids and their use in all age groups including juveniles
Current doping regulations as they pertain to supplements and ergogenic aids
Fluid and fuel intake during competition and training
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Presentation - present a critical analysis of a current journal article||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Any||1,3,6|
|2||Written report - produce a report aimed at sports coaches outlining the training/performance benefit of a particular nutrient or ergogenic aid as well as any relevant regulations||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Any||2,3,4|
|3||Literature review in a topic area of sports and exercise nutrition||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Any||1,2,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Self-directed||6||Weekly||6.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Lecture||Online||Two hours lectures and two hours asynchronous learning||4||Weekly||4.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
The complete guide to sports nutrition Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20/11/2019 Sports and Exercise Nutrition Wiley-Blackwell
Bean A (2018). The complete guide to sports nutrition. 8th Edition. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Lanham-new SA et al., (2011). Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Wiley-Blackwell
William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch 2019, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Fifth edition. Wolters Klower
Louise Burke, Vicki Deakin 2015, Clinical Sports Nutrition, Fifth edition Ed., McGraw-Hill
Susanne Eberle 2014, Endurance sports nutrition, Third edition Ed., Human Kinetics
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
British Journal of Sports Medicine
International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Sports Nutrition and Therapy
Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) www.senr.org.uk
Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) Supplement Use in Sport Position Statement
International Olympic Committee https://www.olympic.org/the-ioc
Sport Ireland Institute Nutrition http://www.instituteofsport.ie/nutrition