Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc/PGDip Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine students
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Designated Period|
Summary of Content: The sports nutrition module is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of basic nutrition concepts and equip them with the skills for designing optimal personalised nutrition plans for athletes. Students will learn about macronutrients and micronutrients, energy metabolism, hydration, and nutrition before, during and after exercise. The diverse requirements of different sports disciplines and events will be covered. In addition, the module will highlight key issues in sports nutrition such as the Female Triad, weight goals and ergogenic aids. Critical evaluation skills will be practised to emphasise the importance of evidence-based nutrition. Practical skills in dietary assessment and nutrient analysis will be taught, and students will apply these skills and knowledge in a written, assessed Case Study.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||13 weeks||1 per week||0 hours 30 mins|
|Lecture||15 weeks||2 per week||2 hours|
|Tutorial||13 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||Case study submission - 2,000 words|
Dr K Edwards
Education Aims: The overall aim of the module is to give a practical grounding in sport and exercise nutrition, to equip students with the knowledge and skills to advise the public (including different groups of athletes) on nutrition for sports and exercise. This requires the students to be able to understand key nutritional concepts and metabolism, develop a critical awareness of evidence, and apply this knowledge to the assessment, monitoring and planning of diets.
Knowledge and understanding:
Offering School: Medicine
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