Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition - SPOR5650

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Glen Davison checkmark-circle


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.


Contact hours

1 hour lecture for 11 weeks and 2 hour support seminar

Method of assessment

100% coursework written assignment

Indicative reading

• Jeukendrup, A & Gleeson, M. (2010) Sport Nutrition. An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. 2nd edn. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics

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Learning outcomes

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


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 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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