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HSN709 - Sports Nutrition

Unit details

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

Tim Crowe





Incompatible with: HSN307
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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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