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SP1002 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This course will cover optimal nutrition for exercise performance and health 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, anthropometry and dietary analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and apply the current healthy eating guidelines to determine appropriate nutritional advice and recommendations for athletic performance and health across the lifespan;
  • describe the role of diet in the development and management of chronic and lifestyle diseases and the health-related consequences of these diseases;
  • explain and appraise how dietary intake and body composition can be estimated and evaluated in practice;
  • summarise and present nutrition topics for athletic performance, health or body composition.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Invigilated > Presentations - (20%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Online Quiz - (10%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students are required to attend and actively participate in at least 80% of all scheduled practical classes and achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the subject.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Denise Turner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett, Dr Denise Turner, Dr Teneale McGuckin.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 18 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.