Applied Nutrition for Sports Performance - SPOR5330

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Lucy Hale checkmark-circle


This module considers the nutritional needs of different types of sports people. Students will learn to apply sound nutritional guidance. Nutritional guidance is based on an understanding of the underpinning concepts and principles associated with sports performance and how applied nutrition can maintain and enhance performance.


Contact hours

Private Study: 134
Contact Hours: 16
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Nutritional Report (3,000 words) – 100%

* At least one formative feedback opportunity will be provided in this module that will directly support

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of applied sports nutrition with regard to the maintenance and enhancement of exercise and sport performance.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the main methods of inquiry and approaches in sports nutrition.
3. Critically interpret dietary data/ research and communicate sound nutritional guidance


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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