Introduction to Sport & Exercise Nutrition - SPOR3130

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Lucy Hale checkmark-circle


This module provides students with an introduction to the basic principles of Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Students will explore the macronutrients and micronutrients and Fluid guidelines. A strong physiological understanding underpins much of the module content
Macronutrients: carbohydrate, protein and fat Micronutrients: Vitamins and minerals, Fluid regulation, Thermoregulation and fluid guidelines, Competition nutrition.


Contact hours

1 hour lecture per week and 1 hour seminar per week

Method of assessment

100% Written Exam

Indicative reading

McArdle W. D., Katch F. I., Katch, V. L. Sports & Exercise Nutrition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Jeukendrup A & Gleeson M. Sports Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. Human Kinetics.

Dunford M. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Human Kinetics

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

a) Determine the importance of selected nutrients and their functions within the body.
b) Discuss how nutrition can help athletes enhance exercise performance.
c) Discuss the dietary reference values (DRV) for sedentary and athletic populations and limitations associated with the use of DRVs


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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