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HSN709 - Sports Nutrition

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Sonia Brockington

Incompatible with: HSN307
Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit examines the nutritional needs of athletes and people undertaking substantial exercise programs. Topic areas covered include the roles of nutrition in optimising training and sports performance; body composition in relation to sport; provision of fluid, carbohydrate and fat for training, competition and post-exercise recovery; protein requirements for athletes in different sports; role of vitamins and minerals in exercise performance; and supplements and sport.


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

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Final examination (2 hours) 45%

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