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NUTR12-101: Sport and Exercise Nutrition September 2019 [Standard]

General information

This subject provides students with an understanding of the relationship between nutrition, health and exercise performance. Students will develop an understanding of nutrient metabolism during exercise and the role of food, fluid and nutrition supplements in enhancing exercise performance, training and recovery. Current nutrition recommendations for overall health and well-being will also be covered along with nutrition and physical activity guidelines for modifying body composition and preventing and managing chronic disease.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR12-101
Subject title:Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Workshop: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Workshop
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • Maughan, Ron J. (2013). The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: an IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition. 2nd, Wiley 6
  • Woodruff, Kary (2016). Sports Nutrition. LLC: Momentum Press
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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe contemporary dietary guidelines and demonstrate an ability to use these guidelines to provide general nutrition advice for achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight
  2. Describe how nutrition influences human development, exercise performance, recovery and physiological adaptations
  3. Discuss macronutrient metabolism during and after exercise and outline the requirements of these nutrients for athletes
  4. Describe the blood lipoproteins and how they are related to diet and exercise
  5. Describe the physiological functions of vitamins, minerals and major nutrients and explain how and why micronutrient requirements might be altered in athletes compared with non-exercising individuals.
  6. Describe the composition of common sports drinks and ergogenic aids and discuss how these can be used appropriately and safely before, during and after exercise
  7. Outline evidence based nutritional strategies to enhance recovery and adaptation after exercise training
  8. Define obesity, aetiology of obesity and fat distribution and how they relate to common co-morbidities
  9. Explain the relationship between exercise, nutrition and energy balance for the control of body composition and chronic disease risk factors
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of behavioural modification and other strategies to help clients incorporate and adhere to appropriate strategies that support achieving or maintaining a healthy body mass
  11. Identify and discuss specific nutritional issues associated with children, adolescent and older athletes and common assessment methods
  12. Describe the capacity and limitations of commonly used methods for measuring and analysing dietary intake
  13. Understand scope of practice specific to providing sports nutrition advice and be familiar with the Joint Position Statement of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Dietitians Association of Australia and describe situations where referrals to an APD or medical practitioner are required


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Your workbook and participation will be assessed throughout the semester 10% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
*In-Class Quiz - Individual You will complete online quizzes to assess your knowledge throughout the semester. 10% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
Written Report The mid-semester assignment will require you to develop an 'eating for your sport' presentation and fact sheet for an allocated sport. 35% Week 9 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) The final exam will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions and will cover all examinable content. 45% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

The week 1 lecture and its related workshop explore introductory concepts, dietary guidelines and nutrition assessment.

1, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13.

The week 2 lecture and its related workshop cover energy metabolism, the measurement of energy expenditure, obesity and energy requirements.

The week 3 lecture and its related workshop cover key concepts relating to the macronutrients carbohydrate and fat.

1, 2, 3, 4, 7.

The week 4 lecture and its related workshop explore the macronutrient protein and its relationship with body composition manipulation and adaptation.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11.

The week 5 lecture and its related workshop provide an overview of the key micronutrients and general population/athlete micronutrient requirements.

The week 6 lecture and its related workshop covers core concepts related to hydration and the effect of alcohol use in the community and sporting settings.

The week 7 lecture and its related workshop discuss eating pre, during and post exercise and competition nutrition.

The week 8 lecture and its related workshop cover key concepts related to supplement use and efficacy.

The week 9 lecture and its related workshop explore core material related to weight loss, making weight and fad diets.

1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10.

The week 10 lecture and its related workshop provide theoretical and practical knowledge and skills related to body composition assessment, anthropometry, ethics of testing and alternative methods (e.g. non-diet approach)

The week 11 workshop applies course theory to special populations and explores nutrition requirements across the lifespan.

1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 13.

The week 12 lecture and workshop will re-explore key course theory and discuss the nutrition profession and scope of practice.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
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