Courses & Units

Exercise Nutrition CXA323

Introduction

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).

Summary

Unit name Exercise Nutrition
Unit code CXA323
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Kiran Ahuja
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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).
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

(CXA108 or CXA208) and CXA125 and (CXA210 or CXA237)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hour (weekly), Independent Learning – 8 hours (weekly)

AssessmentMid-semester exam (25%)|Final written exam (40%)|Hydration, Nutritional ergogenic aids and dietary plan (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Hedrick Fink, H and Mikesky, AE. Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition (5th Ed). 2018. Cengage

Recommended

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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