NUTR09010 2019 Advanced Performance Nutrition

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Performance Nutrition
Transcript Title
Advanced Performance Nutrition
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
09 - NFQ Level 9
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Azura Youell, Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SSPOR_M09 201900 Master of Science in Sports and Exercise Nutrition SG_SSPOR_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

This module will equip you with an understanding of the skills and experience necessary to translate sports nutrition principles into practical professional advice in a range of sports settings.

Learning Outcomes

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


Critically assess and evaluate the inter-relationship between nutrition, environment, individual characteristics and sports performance.


Demonstrate an ability to provide nutrition advice to a range of population groups


Critically discuss current issues in sports nutrition 


Appraise the different nutritional strategies required for different types of sports e.g. strength versus endurance


Evaluate weight requirements for different sports and the nutritional implications of this

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 nutrition in a variety of sports types and environments. 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 Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment if required.

Indicative Syllabus

Endurance sports

Intermittent sports

Strength and power sports

Winter sports

Weight-restricted and weight-conscious sports

Special populations – young athletes, female athletes, vegetarian and vegan athletes, older athletes, athletes with disabilities, those looking to achieve a healthy weight

Nutritional needs in special environments – cold, heat, altitude

Current issues in sports nutrition

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Nutrition needs analysis and practical strategy for delivery of service Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Any 1,2,3,4,5
2 Construct a muscle gain or fat loss programme for an athlete Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Any 1,2,5
3 Critical review Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % Any 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Self-directed 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Two hours lecture and two hours asynchronous learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
The complete guide to sports nutrition Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Required Reading
20/11/2019 Sports and Exercise Nutrition Wiley-Blackwell

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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 Resources

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 

URL Resources

Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) 

Using Contemporary Behaviour Change Science to Design and Implement an Effective Nutritional Intervention Within Professional Rugby League 

Other Resources


Additional Information