In this unit you will learn how to provide evidenced-based nutritional advice in relation to exercise, fitness and sporting endeavours. You will learn how and why nutrients and nutritional ergogenics are utilised, including what type, how much, and when they should be consumed before, during and after activity to optimise exercise performance, training, and recovery. You will learn to produce and communicate nutritional strategies for weight management and for people engaged in endurance activities, strength/power activities and team sports, and you will learn to adapt strategies for ‘special populations’ (e.g., diabetics, pregnant women, children and teen athletes, older adults, and people with special dietary needs).
|Unit name||Exercise Nutrition|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Kate Edwards|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain why and how nutrients and nutritional ergogenics are utilised, including, what type, how much, and when they should be consumed before, during and after activity to optimise exercise performance, training, and recovery.
- Justify the need for and perform metabolic, physiologic, and anthropometric assessments that inform nutritional strategies.
- Create and communicate nutritional strategies specific to weight management, endurance athletes, strength/power athletes, and team sport athletes.
- Analyse and adapt nutritional strategies in relation to exercise, fitness and sporting endeavours for ‘special populations’ (e.g., diabetics, pregnant women, children and teen athletes, older adults, and people with special dietary needs).
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Prerequisites(CXA108 or CXA208) and CXA125 and (CXA210 or CXA237)
Tutorial – 2 hour (weekly), Independent Learning – 8 hours (weekly)
|Assessment||Online Quizzes (10%)|Hydration and nutritional ergogenic aids (15%)|Dietary Plan (35%)|Final written exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Hedrick Fink, H and Mikesky, AE. Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition (5th Ed). 2018. Cengage
Burke, L and Deakin V. Clinical Sports Nutrition (5th Ed). 2015. McGraw-Hill Education
Dunford, M and Doyle, J.A. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. 2015. Cengage
Kang, J. Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health (2nd Ed). 2018. Taylor and Francis
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