Introduction to Sport & Exercise Nutrition - SPOR3130

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
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.

Indicative content includes:
• Macronutrients and micronutrients.
• Carbohydrate, protein and fat.
• Vitamins and minerals.
• Thermoregulation and fluid guidelines.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 16
Private study hours: 134
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination (2 hours) – 100%

Indicative reading

Burke L., Deakin V (2015). Clinical Sports Nutrition (5th Edn). McGraw and Hill
Jeukendrup A & Gleeson M. (2019). Sport Nutrition An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. Human Kinetics Lippincott: Williams & Wilkins.

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of nutrients and their structure and function.
2. Demonstrate understanding of daily requirements of different nutrients for health and exercise performance.
3. Demonstrate understanding of how nutrients can support and enhance exercise performance and training.


  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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