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ESC2005 : Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Inactive)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Preparation for assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Lectures to deliver foundation learning material
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading140:0040:00Lecture follow-up, check on, and supplement lecture notes; reading material identified in lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Group work teaching to develop foundation information provided in the lecture
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity110:0010:00Follow 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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M702500 words
Prof skill assessmnt1M30Presentation - 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.

Reading Lists