Subject details

Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse and integrate evidence in providing appropriate nutritional advice to athletes and active individuals within their scope of practice
  2. evaluate and assess the nutritional demands of athletic performance in a variety of sports and life stages
  3. critically analyse a range of current issues in sports nutrition
  4. evaluate the role of nutritional factors and environmental factors affecting physical performance.
  • Topics

    • Introduction to sports nutrition
    • Exercise physiology and metabolism; energy systems
    • Energy requirements and estimating energy expenditure
    • Macronutrient requirements
    • Hydration
    • Training and competition demands in various sports
    • RED-S
    • Sports foods, supplements and ergogenic aids
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Study guide
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

LTU-HBS101-Introduction to Human Physiology
and
LTU-HBS102-Introduction to Anatomy
and
LTU-DTN201-Nutrition Fundamentals , or LTU-DTN101-Introduction to Nutrition

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Please note: this subject was previously known as Sports Nutrition.

In this subject students will learn the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise for both elite and recreational athletes. It will cover topics including pre-, during and post training/event nutrition and fluid intake. Nutrition for muscle gain and fat loss for optimising body composition and performance. Nutritional challenges seen in specific sports and age groups will also be discussed as well as sports supplements.

  • 1500 word assignment (35%)
  • 1500 word case study analysis (15%)
  • 2 x 1 hour online quizzes (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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