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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:

Dominique Condo

Prerequisite:

HSN201 or HSN211

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

Content

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

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%

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