In this module students will study and investigate the latest cutting edge research in sports nutrition. This will provide the opportunity to critically analyse contemporary evidence, research and practical nutritional practices in sports nutrition. Students will study nutritional ergogenic aids and nutritional strategies suggested to improve performance. Students will conduct practical sessions in order to test some of the theories and strategies studied.
1 hour lecture for 11 weeks and 2 hour support seminar
Method of assessment
100% coursework written assignment
• Jeukendrup, A & Gleeson, M. (2010) Sport Nutrition. An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. 2nd edn. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
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Students who take full advantage of the opportunities made available to them will, on successful completion of the module, be able to:
a) To have a critical understanding of current research issues in sports nutrition
b) To have critical awareness of eating strategies, and use of ergogenic aids by athletes in different sports in order to enhance performance
c) To discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of different methods of inquiry in sports nutrition
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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