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NUTR71-115: Sports Nutrition


This subject builds on earlier studies in clinical dietetics to develop graduate competencies relevant to sports 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. This subject will enhance student’s knowledge and skills to support their development towards evidence-based sports nutrition practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,870

Learning outcomes

1. Describe foods and food preparation methods used in relation to sports nutrition practice.
2. Apply the National Physical Activity Guidelines in practice.
3. Develop educational material that is evidence-based, culturally sensitive and pitched at the appropriate literacy level to meet the needs of sports nutrition clients.
4. Interpret and describe the advantages and limitations of anthropometric, body composition and nutritional assessment data using appropriate reference ranges.
5. Identify nutrition outcome measures and performance indicators related to sports nutrition interventions and the factors that impact adaptation to training and exercise.
6. Identify the changes in metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat that occur during physical activity and the likely impact on sports nutrition requirements.
7. Outline nutrition strategies to enhance recovery and adaptation after exercise training.
8. Provide an evidence-based rationale for the use of specific supplements and ergogenic aids to enh

Enrolment requirements

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Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

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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  • Study Abroad Students

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.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start06/08/2018
Cancellation 1?08/08/2018
Cancellation 2?09/08/2018
Last enrolment06/08/2018
Last withdrawal?09/08/2018
Teaching census?09/08/2018
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start13/08/2018
Cancellation 1?14/08/2018
Cancellation 2?09/08/2018
Last enrolment12/08/2018
Last withdrawal?14/08/2018
Teaching census?14/08/2018