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NEX4000 : Applying Nutrition and Exercise Science (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Emma Cockburn
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills in working with a client in the area of nutrition and exercise science. Students will be allocated a client and will assess and propose nutrition and exercise interventions to enhance the health and wellbeing of that person. The experience gained in this module will be essential in preparing students for working as a professional in this area.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following:
-       Assessment and analysis of nutrition and exercise
-       Critically applying Interventions in nutrition and exercise
-       Working with a client
-       Reflective practice

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00PIP - Introduction to the module and setting context
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1157:00157:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice14:004:00Opportunity to practice assessment techniques
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00PIP - Preparation for working with client
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork120:0020:00PIP/Online – client consultation and assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery121:0012:00PIP /Online- opportunity to discuss processes and development
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As a level 7 module students will work independently. The teaching methods put in place are to support students to ensure that their work with a client is effective. The lectures and workshops will provide an introduction to the module and set the context. Drop-ins provide students with the opportunity to discuss their progress on a weekly basis. Students are provided with the time to work with their client which will include consultation, assessment and interventions.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination1M10Students to present on their proposed nutrition & exercise assessments. 10 min + 10 min Q&A
Portfolio1M90Evidence of work undertaken, and interventions applied based on professional competencies
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Report1MReport to go to client to outline assessment results and proposed intervention (max 2 pages)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students will be required to present an overview of their client based on their consultation, and propose nutrition and exercise assessments. Students must pass this and be signed off to move to the next stage with their client (conducting the assessment and further consultation).

The portfolio will be used to ensure students have met competencies that are required to work with a client. Students will be required to demonstrate evidence of consultations, assessment and interventions with the client showing critical reflection on these communications and interactions. The portfolio will also include the research underpinning the assessment and interventions applied.

The formative assessment will allow students to gain feedback on their client report before providing to the client and moving forward with the interventions.

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