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HL10460: Nutrition for sports performance

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • CW100 (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

HL10460 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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