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 both elite and recreational athletes. It will cover topics including training and competition nutrition, optimising body composition and performance and applications in specific sports and populations.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in: HBHNHK; OR Must be admitted in one the following courses: HBHN, HZNDP, HBES, HBESB, HBSES AND must have passed the following subjects: HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB and (DTN2PNU or DTN1NHW or SPE1FSA) All other students require subject coordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Performance

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBelski, Forsyth & Mantzioris.



PublisherAllen & Unwin


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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 integrate evidence to develop appropriate plans for athletes and active individuals within the relevant scope of practice.
02. Evaluate and assess the nutritional demands of athletic performance across a variety of sports and life stages.
03. Assess and apply evidence-based literature regarding current issues in sports nutrition.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 36-49, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 49
Twelve 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 36 - 49
Three 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 36 - 49
Twelve 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1750-word equivalent multimedia presentationN/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
4000 word equivalent group task (1250 word equiv per group member - students work in groups of 4)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
750 word equivalent independent assessment taskN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3