NUTRITION FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE

DTN308

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise for both elite and recreational athletes. It will cover topics including pre, during and post training/event nutrition and fluid intake. Nutrition for muscle gain and fat loss for optimising body composition and performance. Nutritional challenges seen in specific sports and age groups will also be discussed as well as sports supplements.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA and must have passed HBS101 and HBS102 and [DTN201 or DTN101].

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN3SPN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSports NutritionRecommendedJeukendrup, A & Gleeson, M. 20102nd EDITION, Human Kinetics Publishers, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and integrate evidence in providing appropriate nutritional advice to athletes and active individuals within their scope of practice.

Activities:
Students to submit a case study related to these elements.

02. Evaluate and assess the nutritional demands of athletic performance in a variety of sports and life stages.

Activities:
Students will undertake online modules and participate in interactive discussion forums and live synchronous sessions.

03. Critically analyse a range of current issues in sports nutrition.

Activities:
Students to submit an assignment related to these elements.

04. Evaluate the role of nutritional factors and environmental factors affecting physical performance

Activities:
Interactive lectures, online tutorials, tutorials/workshops

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Twelve 3.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x 1-hour online quizzes (2000 word total equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x 500-word case study analysis15 01, 02, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
Twelve 3.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
2 x 1-hour online quizzes (2000 word total equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x 500-word case study analysis15 01, 02, 04