Sport and Exercise Nutrition - SS832

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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7 15 (7.5)







In this module students will study the application of sport and exercise nutrition to enhancing sporting performance. Scientific enquiry and critical analysis is developed in order to provide skills in interpreting, evaluating and applying the latest evidence in sport and exercise nutrition.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 130
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods
100% written coursework: essay, 2500 words

Indicative reading

Mainly journal article (contemporary primary research) at time of delivery
In addition consensus statements from recognised international authorities will be relevant to some topics, and these are updated regularly. e.g. ACSM (2016). American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Nutrition and athletic performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(3), 543-568.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
I. Critically discuss the effects of nutritional intake on sport and exercise performance
II. Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of research and research methods relevant to the study of nutrition
III. Critically evaluate research evidence and the application of this to athlete nutrition-related recommendations

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
I. Demonstrate skills in the evaluation and communication of a variety current and complex subject specific issues.
II. Demonstrate skills in problem solving and decision making in complex situations.
III. Be an independent and autonomous learner.

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