This subject focuses on the development of entry-level competence for performing the nutrition care process as applied to sport and performance settings. Students will apply skills in evidence-based practice, nutrition assessment, diagnosis and client centred care to develop, plan, implement and evaluate interventions applicable to individuals undertaking recreational and professional sports. Topics covered will include nutrient metabolism during exercise and the role of food, fluid and supplements in enhancing exercise performance, training and recovery. Current sports nutrition recommendations and considerations to maintain health and well-being while optimising performance in physically active individuals and athletes will be covered. Current technologies utilised for body composition assessment will be explored and important consideration in the management of assessments considered. This subject will enhance knowledge and skills to support evidence based dietetics practice in sports nutrition.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
|Subject title:||Sports Nutrition|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||This subject includes Compulsory Learning Activities. Students must attend and participate in all Compulsory Learning Activities and attend 80% of classes (including remote classes) to pass the subject. ACEND core competency CRDN 3.2 is mapped to this subject. The assessment task description provides details of the assessment that this is mapped to. A full description of all ACEND core knowledge and competencies is available on the Program's community iLearn site. Student must attend ALL sessions. Attendance in classes will be monitored. If a student has a legitimate reason for non-attendance they must notify the subject convenor as early as possible and provide documentation (i.e. absence form, medical certificate, statutory declaration).|
|Prescribed resources:||No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.|
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There are no co-requisites.
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Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
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Must be admitted into CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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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:
- Critically apply relevant evidence, dietary and physical activity guidelines, and principles of client centred care to prepare and justify nutrition care plans for active individuals and athletes.
- Apply nutrition assessment methods, including hydration, body composition and a nutrition focused physical examination, to active individuals or athletes.
- Critically discuss the physiology of exercise and substrate utilisation changes in response to exercise and different sport settings.
- Identify specific nutritional issues associated with active individuals and athletes across the dynamic spectrum of health during the lifespan.
- Make recommendations for the safe, legal and effective use of supplements by athletes.
- Communicate effectively to negotiate services and compensation in a sports nutrition context.
- Describe ethical considerations and scope of practice for dietitians specific to sports nutrition.
|Online Quiz||This assessment includes 2 x 30 minute online quizzes that will assess the knowledge you have gained through your coursework through a series of multiple choice and short answer questions.||20%||Progressive||1, 3, 4, 5.|
|Analysis||This assessment will require you to interpret related data and provide sports nutrition advice specific to the scenario provided.||10%||Week 1||1, 2, 4, 6.|
|Competency Test||Nutrition Focused Physical Exam: You will be required to video record yourself undertaking a nutrition-focused physical examination. This assessment is mapped to ACEND core competency CRDN3.2. A full description of this competency is on iLearn.||5%||In Consultation||2.|
|Project §||You will develop a short sports nutrition 'eating for your sport' youtube/video clip. Your group will prepare the video and make an in-class presentation which provides a scientific rationale for your topic and chosen sport.||40%||In Consultation||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Competency Test||You will be required to undertake a 30-min simulated professional interview which will require you to clearly articulate fundamental sports nutrition guidelines appropriate to athletes/teams||25%||In Consultation||1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
- § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
- * 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.
|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.|
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Subject overview including assessment items. Explore pathways to practice and introduce Sports Dietitians Australia. We will explore how the dietary intakes of athletes differ including their use of sports foods, fluids and supplements. Further, we will explore how you would modify the Nutrition Care Plan as well as dietary standardisation techniques you might incorporate into sports nutrition research.
Explore weight management strategies for athletes, including making weight. Consider implications on general health and well-being and understand the implications of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. Explore body composition techniques and develop an understanding of how to incorporate and interpret these techniques into your practice.4.
Develop hand-on skills in the laboratory to explore substrate utilisation during different intensities of exercise. Understand the principles of exercise prescription and the supporting physiology. Further explore the impact of exercise on substrate utilisation for exercising and athletic populations and the implications this has on daily carbohydrate and fat requirements.2, 6, 7.
To understand protein recommendations for training, recovery, and muscle hypertrophy in both exercising and athlete populations including masters athletes and the aged. Dietetic Counselling: Developing your dietetic counselling skills in athletes and active clients to maximise training and competition performance goals.3, 7.
Explore issues surrounding the use of dietary supplements and develop skills to advise clients regarding safe, legal and effective use. Identify supplements that are known to be effective and develop an understanding of when and how they should be incorporated in athletes across their lifecycle.5, 7.
Understand the metabolism and subsequent implications on iron and calcium requirements for active individuals and athletes. Who is at risk and what are key dietary strategies to address increased requirements. Project Presentations and group interaction.
Understand the principles of thermoregulation and the implications on daily fluid losses and fluid requirements of active individuals and athletes. Undertake a fluid balance assessment to develop your hands-on skills and understanding of sweating during exercise. And lastly, explore the delicate interplay during the post-exercise window on energy intake and fluid intake and subsequent implications on rehydration and recovery.1, 3, 5, 7.
Athletes and those competitive exercisers may have specific requirements on game and race-day. We will explore sports nutrition principles for dealing with individuals and teams to enable you to successfully advise athletes on competition day. Further, we will provide examples of how you stay up to-date in sports nutrition and how you can develop your career in sport or expand your private practice to attract active individuals and athletes.3, 5, 6.