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HSN307 - Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shaun Mason


HSN201 or HSN211



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 of trimester to be completed in cloud (online)

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will provide an introduction to the major areas of sport and exercise nutrition for elite athletes and recreational exercisers. It will cover sport and exercise nutrition for pre-, during and post activity considering various sporting activities and body composition considerations. Food and fluid choices for maximising sport and exercise performance will be considered with protein and carbohydrate requirements. A range of supplements will be analysed regarding claims made for performance enhancement and the relationship between exercise and the immune system.


Assessment task 1: 5 x cloud (online) multiple choice quizzes (5 x 3%) 15%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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