HSN307 - Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Dominique Condo
Prerequisite:

HSN201 or HSN211

Corequisite:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - 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)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour online recorded classes per week and 5 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester

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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Discuss the macro and micronutrient requirements of athletes depending on specific training, competition and adaptation needs

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Discuss the specific nutritional strategies undertaken before, during and after sports performance to optimise performance and recovery

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Develop recommendations, including practical advice regarding food choice for a group of athletes to enhance sports performance and recovery

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Critique the current scientific evidence to prepare written reports that meets high professional standard

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Evaluate the range of supplements and sports foods available and their efficacy with regard to sports performance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

 

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: Cloud (online) multiple choice quizzes

3 quizzes

3 x 5%

Total 15%

  • Weeks 4, 8 and 11

Assessment 2: Written assignment and online oral presentation

2000 words

40% + 10%

Total 50%

  • Weeks 6 and 11

Assessment 3: Examination

2 hours 35%
  • Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSN307 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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