Nutrition and Physical Activity

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Prerequisites: without prerequisites


    -Know the basic content and skills, to give an overview and critique of the role of nutrition and supplements in sport.
    -Distinguish the basic components of food into his role in the physiology of the athlete.
    -Identify the different types and functions of nutrients.
    -Acquire the necessary knowledge about the type and characteristics of the different food groups and proportions in which they must be present to have a healthy and balanced diet.
    -Learn techniques for assessing the nutritional status of the subject, and identify some major alterations.
    -Know the relationships between diet and exercise.
    -Apply knowledge of nutrition learned to promote the education of healthy habits.

    CG1.Understanding scientific literature in English and other important languages widely used in the scientific field achieving a good management of information.
    CG2.Applying Communications and Information Technology(CIT).
    CG3. Developing problem-solving competences through decision making.
    CG4. Conveying written and oral information about the subject in a correct way.
    CG5. Efficiently planning and organising any type of activity.
    CG6. Developing interpersonal and team-work skills both in a national and international context and in interdisciplinary as well as non interdisciplinary teams.
    CG7. Being able to carry out critical reasoning using the acquiredm knowledge.
    CG9. Knowing and complying with the professional ethics necessary to work.
    CG10. Developing competences to adapt to new situations and to promote self-study.
    CG13. Being able to apply theoretical knowledge to real situations.
    CG14. Using the Internet adequately as a means of communication and as a source of information.
    CG18. Being able to carry out self-assessment..
    CG19. Developing habits aiming at obtaining excellence and quality at work.

    CE3. Knowing and understanding the physiological and biomechanical factors determining physical activity and sports.
    CE5. Knowing and understanding the effects of physical activity on human body?s structure and function.
    CE14. Evaluar la condición física y prescribir ejercicios físicos orientados hacia la salud
    CE15. Assessing physical condition and prescribing physical exercises with a view to improve health.
    CE19. Knowing how to apply communications and information technology (CIT) to the field of Physical Activity and Sports.

    R-1. Acquire basic knowledge COMPETENCES: CG1,CG3,CG4,CG5,CG7,CE 14;CE15
    R-2. Learning to work together.COMPETENCES CG2,CG3,CG4,G5,CG6,CG7, G9,G13,CE19
    R-3. Apply the knowledge acquired ergogénesis depending on the sport.COMPETENCES: CG3,CG8,CG10,CG11,CG13, CE14, CE15,CE19
    R4. Knowing how to use equipment, tools, methodologies and protocols related to nutrition and physical activity and sport. COMPETENCES: CG2,CG5,CG9,CG13,CE14,C E15C,CE19
    R-5. Learn to assess and evaluate theoretical and practical work.COMPETENCES: CG7,CG9,CG10C,G18CE14, CE15


    Assessment Tool:Objective test theoretical/writing
    Allocated Percentage:55%

    Assessment Tool:Practices and / or Training Platform and / or objective test
    Allocated Percentage: 40%

    Assessment Tool:Participation and / or Self
    Allocated Percentage:5%

    o To pass the subject or in the 1st and 2nd announcement will be essential:
    The results obtained by the student will be graded according to the following numerical scale
    of 0 to 10, with 2 decimal expression, which may be added the corresponding qualitative
    ? 0 to 4.9: Thriller
    ? 5.0 to 6.9: Approved
    ? 7.0 to 8.9: Notable
    ? 9.0 to 10: Outstanding
    The minimum score of each item of assessment to make half the final grade for the course will be 5.0 points.
    The final average to pass the course will be 5 points. The student must pass all assessments have been made during the semester to pass the course.
    If the average student make a note less than 5.0, the interest is valued, predisposition and involvement of students in the course.
    In the event that a penalty, one of the party is suspended, regardless of the average of all remaining parts being approved on 5, the student will be awarded a maximum grade of 4.5 points.
    o Criteria for granting a grade of honor:Mention Honors (MH) may be granted to students who score at or above "9", provided that the number of these students does not exceed 5% of registered in this area (if the student group is less than 20 an honors student would be given to / to reach the required score).
    If the number of students meeting the conditions of honors exceed 5%, this rating will be assigned to complete this percentage starting with the highest score. In case of tie, obtaining honors would solve by conducting a new test.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.