ESC2005 : Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Tom Clifford
- Lecturer: Dr Daniel West, Professor Emma Stevenson
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the nutritional requirements of exercisers and athletes and the role of nutrition in optimising performance. This module will focus on assessment of dietary intake and current dietary guidelines to support exercise training. The enhancement of exercise and performance through nutritional strategies will also be considered.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus will cover the following topics:
• Working as a sport and exercise nutritionist
• Dietary data collection and assessment
• Nutritional requirements for exercise
• Preparing for exercise: short term and long term strategies
• Fluid and electrolyte balance
• Post-exercise nutrition strategies
• Proteins and amino acids in sports nutrition
• Nutritional interventions to increase fat metabolism
• Nutrition and immune function
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Preparation for assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Lectures to deliver foundation learning material|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||Lecture follow-up, check on, and supplement lecture notes; reading material identified in lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Group work teaching to develop foundation information provided in the lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||1||10:00||10:00||Follow up reading to further extend knowledge|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to deliver foundation learning material which are then followed up by group work teaching to develop the foundation information provided, plus independent guided reading. Defined hours for reflective learning will promote the student to evaluate their learning so far and identify weaknesses that need to be followed up by further reading. Time has also been specified for assessment preparation to indicate to students how much time is expected to be dedicated to this task.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||1||M||70||2500 words|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||30||Presentation - Peer and lecture assessed - 10 mins|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
This assessment will provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned and developed throughout the module to a case study. This will reflect real-life practice for a sport and exercise nutritionist. An oral presentation will develop communication skills and provide students with the opportunity to develop and synthesise materials into a clear and understandable format.
The other modules that are assessed in this semester have a number of exam components therefore this module will provide variation and assessment of different skills.