Exercise and Sport Nutrition

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise and Sport Nutrition

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Biology, Health and Exercise Science, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    XNB172 or HMB172 or XNB151 or PUB201

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit will provide you with concepts related to the relationship between nutrition and exercise/physical activity. It builds on introductory nutrition and physical activity and includes dietary and energy requirements in exercise and sport; the influence that nutrition has on performance; and the use of nutritional supplements and water and electrolyte balance in exercise and sport. It covers recommendations for individuals and more broadly for population groups.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Critically analyse and synthesise principles of exercise and sports nutrition.
    2. Interpret complex physiological and biochemical responses to physical activity and nutrition and the interaction between the two.
    3. Apply evidence to practical recommendations related to diet, supplements and performance.
    4. Demonstrate collaborative, professional communication, presentation skills in an interdisciplinary group.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    The content and organisation of the topics are designed to give an insight into the importance of appropriate nutrition for all - from the weekend warrior to the Olympic champion. Most topics are covered three times in three different formats (lecture, tutorial questions and presentation). Offering a two-hour lecture and two hours of tutorial time each week, time will be allocated to both theoretical and practical questions pertaining to content covered in the previous week's lecture and to presentation of a problem based solving situation. These strategies aim to strengthen your critical thinking skills by connecting theory to a practical scenario and analysing its application.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.