SP5009 - Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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What will I learn on this module?

Building upon your underpinning knowledge of bioenergetics of exercise, human and exercise physiology, you will apply this to the field of sport and exercise nutrition. You will apply theoretical principles of nutrition to the sport and exercise domain. Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition, to include: energy requirements of athletes, pre-, during and post-exercise nutritional strategies, hydration issues, special populations, and contemporary dietary issues.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars/workshops and directed learning tasks. Lectures will provide theoretical principles relevant to sport and exercise nutrition whilst seminars will allow you the opportunity to engage with supporting material with tutor support. Laboratory practicals will provide you with an opportunity to continue to develop your practical and vocational skills relevant to the field of sport and exercise nutrition. During laboratory practicals you will work in Northumbria’s BASES accredited laboratories, which are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and in dietary analysis workshops you will work in Northumbria’s computer laboratories, which are fully equipped with the latest industry-standard software (Microdiet/Nutritics).

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 (youcanbook.me) which can be accessed via your mobile phone or computer. Typically, Module Leaders and Tutors will also support you with regards to the assessment requirements via online staff-student discussion boards on the eLP.

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 examine the nutritional demands of different sport and exercise environments and special populations;
2. You will be able to provide evidence-based nutritional advice in relation to an individual’s goals and preferences and the requirements of their specific sport or exercise regimen;

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
3. You will begin to critically evaluate research outputs relevant to contemporary issues surrounding the field of sport and exercise nutrition.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Strategy
The main assessment component (100%) will be a written exam (MLOs 1-4).

The examination will consist of three case study style essay questions. You will be expected to answer two out of the three essay questions. Any topic studied during the module and independent reading could be covered.

Formative Feedback
Formative assessment will take the form of practice exam questions during seminars. Staff will provide formative feedback during these sessions about the quality of performance on the case study style practice essay questions. These tasks will familiarise you with the format and content of questions that can be expected in the summative exam.

Summative Feedback
You will receive individual written feedback on your exam script and furthermore generic feedback will be provided and posted on the eLP.

Pre-requisite(s)

SP0407 Fundamentals of Human Physiology; SP04XX Energetics of Exercise

Co-requisite(s)

SP0516 Physiological Assessment in Sport, Exercise and Health

Module abstract

Applied sport and exercise nutrition’ will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional strategies. You will conduct practical nutrition sessions in Northumbria’s state of the art, BASES accredited laboratories, an exciting and stimulating place to develop your practical skills.

Your enthusiasm for sport and exercise nutrition will be developed through the study of contemporary practice and up to date scientific concepts. You will learn about contemporary issues within sport and exercise nutrition, to include: energy requirements of athletes, pre-, during and post-exercise nutritional strategies, hydration issues, special populations, and contemporary dietary issues. Such knowledge will enable you to complete a ‘dissertation’ project or a ‘work-based placement’ centred around sport, exercise and nutrition.

Course info

UCAS Code CB64

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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