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SP1002 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

This course will cover optimal nutrition for exercise performance including nutrition categories and values for food, hydration and electrolyte balance, fluid replacement, carbohydrate loading, glycemic index, proteins and fats, vitamins and minerals, public health issues, nutritional supplements and dietary analysis. The anthopometry component of the course will cover assessment of body composition (skinfolds, girths and bioelectrical impedance) and somatotyping.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the effect of nutrition on athletic performance and to be able to evaluate, formulate and solve problems in this area;
  • conduct dietary analysis and understand the implications for health and athletic performance;
  • be able to make body composition measurements including height, weight, skinfold, girth.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Teneale McGuckin, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (30%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Teneale McGuckin, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Teneale McGuckin, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (30%); assignments (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.