Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Literature review  1500 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Nutritional profile  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Literature review  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Nutritional profile  1500 Words  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Explain and evaluate the roles and functions of macro and micronutrients and their requirements for health and in exercise.

Evaluate the basic role that nutrition plays in optimising health and improving sport and exercise performance and how this can affect body composition.

Use analytical techniques to assess and monitor nutritional intake and performance.

Brief description

This module offers the opportunity for students to become familiarised with concepts related to sport and exercise nutrition. The module provides students with a knowledge of all major aspects of nutrition as they are related to the sport and exercise domain. This will include the manner in which nutrition plays a part in maintaining homeostasis and how nutrition impacts on sport and exercise performance. The exploration of theoretical concepts will be supplemented by additional laboratory sessions, which will assess the effects of nutrition on a range of physiological functions. The data collection will be utilised to develop competencies within the laboratory and the analysis will allow for the interpretation of data.




Indicative content:
Gastric emptying digestion and absorption
CHO 1- metabolism pre/post exercise
CHO 2- During, short duration and limits to oxidation
Protein 1 turnover and synthesis, guidelines
Protein 2 – pre/during/post exercise
Fat –training on metabolism/enhancing oxidation
Fluid intake guidelines during exercise/dehydration and performance
Micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phenols
Dietary supplements

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during practical sessions and completion of assessment
Co-ordinating with others Lab work
Creative Problem Solving Through practicals
Critical and analytical thinking Through literature review, dietary analysis and lab work
Digital capability Use of windiets software and written work
Professional communication Dietary assessment and literature review
Real world sense Applied lab work and dietary assessment
Reflection Students reflect on their individual diets and self, peer and lecturer feedback during contact hours 
Subject Specific Skills Windiets, generic lab skills and working with nutritional supplements.


This module is at CQFW Level 5