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SP1002 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: SP1001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Teneale McGuckin
Lecturers: Dr Teneale McGuckin, Miss Kelly Sinclair.
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 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Teneale McGuckin
Lecturers: Dr Teneale McGuckin, Miss Kelly Sinclair.
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.