dtn3spn sports nutrition




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-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If the student is enrolled in HBHNHK then no rule applies. All other students must have passed DTN2PNU or require subject coordinator approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HBHN, HBHNHK, HZHSDP, HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Sports NutritionPrescribedBurke, L. & Deakin, V. 20074TH EDITION, MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and be able to describe the role of the sports nutritionist in providing evidence based nutritional advice to athletes and active individuals.

Interactive lectures

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

Interactive lectures

03. Identify, compare and contrast a range of current issues in sports nutrition.

Interactive lectures

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

Interactive lectures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Hong Kong, 2015, Summer, Blended


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

One 30.0 hours seminar per study period and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment3501, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written examination5001, 02, 03, 04
One 30-minute multi-choice quiz test1501, 02, 04