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NUTR12-101: Sport and Exercise Nutrition


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

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 obesit

Enrolment requirements

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Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018