AP0315 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about the the different energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes and how this should inform nutritional support strategies. When working as a sport and exercise nutritionist it is also important to understand the underpinning psychological theories relevant to various sport and exercise modes. Therefore the ‘Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition’ will give you an insight into how knowledge of underpinning physiology, nutrition and psychology can be used in a multi-disciplinary fashion to support individuals participating in various sport and exercise contexts.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars/workshops and directed reading. Each week you will receive a lecture, providing a theoretical overview of the weekly content. A laboratory practical or tutor supported seminar will follow, which will provide you with hands on experience of the taught theoretical material delivered in the lecture and an opportunity to engage more interactively with the theoterical content delivered in the lecture. During laboratory practicals you will work in Northumbria’s BASES accredited laboratories, which are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Material to support lectures (but not necessarily seminars or laboratory practical’s) will be uploaded in advance of sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, however if you have any question or queries about the module content, all staff members provide 4 hours of tutorial support per week. Tutors can be accessed via email, or using the online booking system which can be accessed via your mobile phone or computer.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will be able to describe the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes;
2. You will be able to identify relevant nutritional strategies to support the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes;
3. You will be able to describe different psychological theories relevant to various sport and exercise modes.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Using Microsoft Excel for calculations, statistics and data presentation;

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Confidence in your abilities as a scientist.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Strategy
You will be required to complete a 60 minute online based multiple choice question (MCQ) exam (100%). The questions will be designed to assess your knowledge of (i) the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes; (ii) relevant nutritional strategies to support the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes; (iii) different psychological theories relevant to various sport and exercise modes (MLOs KU1, KU2, KU3, IPSA4 and PVA5).

Formative Feedback
On a weekly basis you will be tasked with completing MCQ questions online via the eLP.

Summative Feedback
You will receive individual quantitative feedback on your online based exams (supporting MLOs KU1, KU2, KU3, IPSA4 and PVA5).

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

AP0306, AP0307, AP0308 and AP0309

Module abstract

‘Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition’ will give you an insight into how knowledge of underpinning physiology, nutrition and psychology can be used in a multi-disciplinary fashion to support individuals participating in various sport and exercise contexts. You will conduct practical laboratory sessions in Northumbria’s state of the art, BASES accredited laboratories, an exciting and stimulating place to develop your practical skills.

The assessment for the ‘Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition’ module will require you to complete an online based exam, at the end of the module. The questions will be designed to assess your knowledge of (i) the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes; (ii) relevant nutritional strategies to support the energy system demands of various sport and exercise modes; (iii) different psychological theories relevant to various sport and exercise modes.

Course info

UCAS Code Y002

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Applied Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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