NUTRITION FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE

DTN308

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise for athletes and active individuals. This subject will cover topics including assessment of energy needs, dietary intake and body composition in athletes; training and competition nutrition, sports foods and supplements; nutrition for specific sports and life stages and current issues in sports nutrition

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGina Trakman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will undertake online modules and participate in interactive discussion forums and live synchronous sessions. Students will also be required to submit case studies and assignments.

Capstone subjectNo

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 subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsDTN3SPN

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. Foe students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Nutrition for sport, exercise and performance: A practical guide for students, sports enthusiasts and professionals

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEds, Belski, Forsyth and Mantzioris

Year2019

Edition/Volume1st EDITION

PublisherRoutledge

ISBN9781760297497

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionThis is available as a hard-copy along with being available as an e-book

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and evaluate methods used to estimate or measure energy expenditure, dietary intake and body composition in athlete
02. Evaluate and assess the nutritional demands of athletic performance in a variety of sports and life stages.
03. Assess and apply evidence-based literature regarding current issues and practices in sports nutrition

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGina Trakman

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Five 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Synchronous Sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous - facilitator led discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,750-word assignment

Complex assessment will be submitted in two parts across semester to provide formative feedback

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2 x 45-minute online quizzes (2000 word total equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGina Trakman

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 36 - 48
Five 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Synchronous Sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
Twelve 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous - facilitator led discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,750-word assignment

Complex assessment will be submitted in two parts across semester to provide formative feedback

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2 x 45-minute online quizzes (2000 word total equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3