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HL10460: Nutrition for sports performance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OT 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • assignment (2000 words) (CW 70%)
  • Educational pamphlet (1000 words) (OT 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to:
* introduce students to both the theory underpinning sports nutrition and also gain the ability to apply the concept of dietary analysis; to pre, during and post training nutritional intake.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of basic energy expenditure and nutritional analysis
* Understand the function of major macronutrients and micronutrients in the context of sports activity and lifestyle;
* Understand principles and practice of dehydration / rehydration;
* Demonstrate an appreciation of eating disorders.


* Reading
* Analysis
* Interpretation
* Application
* Communication.

Data collection and data analysing techniques
Macro nutrients, CHO, Protein and lipids. (for exercise and sport)
Micro-nutrients (Vitamins and minerals) (for exercise and sport)
Hydration (for exercise and sport)
Eating disorders / weight category / aesthetic sports
Supplements (exercise and sport)
Ingestion, digestion, absorption.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10460 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.