Nutrition, Supplements and Ergogenic Aids in Sport and Exercise - SPOR5650

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Glen Davison checkmark-circle


In this module students will study and investigate the latest research in sports nutrition. This will provide the opportunity to critically analyse research evidence and practical nutritional strategies 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

Private Study: 117
Contact Hours: 33
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

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

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

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of current research in sports nutrition.
2. Demonstrate critical awareness of nutrition strategies, and use of ergogenic aids purported to enhance sport/exercise performance.
3. Critically evaluate research evidence 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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