In this module students will study and investigate the latest 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.
Total contact hours: 33
Private study hours: 117
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Written Assignment (3000 words) (100%)
Mainly journal article (contemporary research) based
Jeukendrup, A & Gleeson, M. Sport Nutrition. An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (1st Ed. 2004, 2nd Ed. 2007: either suitable)
McArdle W. D., Katch F. I., Katch, V. L(2005). Sports & Exercise Nutrition. London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
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The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of current research issues in sports nutrition
Demonstrate critical awareness of eating strategies, and use of ergogenic aids by athletes in different sports in order to enhance performance
Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of different methods of inquiry in sports nutrition.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to integrate key skills in numeracy – evidenced via working with formulae, calculations and statistics.
Demonstrate an ability to integrate key skills in communication, presentation and Information Technology - through the use of laboratory testing to produce data and the analysis and presentation of that data.
Demonstrate an ability to integrate interactive group skills- evidenced through students working in groups to carry out investigations.
Demonstrate an ability to integrate key skills in problem solving – achieved through research methods, analysis and adequate discussion of results.
Plan and manage learning - through completing the extra self-directed study necessary to successfully complete the required assignment and tasks set during this module.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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