Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introductory Nutrition for Sport and Health
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Literature review (2,000 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a base of knowledge concerning the role of nutrition in health and sport performance.

2. Discuss dietary guidelines and recommendations for health and sport.

3. Evaluate dietary information and show judgement about its scientific significance.

Brief description

This module will introduce students to key roles of nutrition in the human body and to consider the influence of nutrition in disease and in healthy populations. The module will provide the basis for development in subsequent modules such as Sport & Exercise Physiology, Sports & Exercise Medicine, Physiology of Training and Performance Enhancement and Sport and Exercise Nutrition.


The module content will be delivered via nine, one hour lectures per semester (one per week) with a supporting 1 hour seminar. Additionally, 2 practical sessions will be delivered per semester. Formative feedback on the assessment will be provided via the submission of a draft plan of students' literature review.

Introduction and overview
Dietary analysis practical
Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals.
Submission of formative assessment.
Consolidation lecture and seminar
BMR, physical activity level and energy balance
Estimating substrate use at rest and during exercise practical
Ergogenic aids and supplements
Fluid balance

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Laboratory practical.
Communication Laboratory practical (not directly assessed) and coursework assessment, which is directly assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance Preparation for assessment, including formative feedback on draft.
Information Technology Use of laboratory equipment, assessment preparation.
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving Assessment.
Research skills Assessment.
Subject Specific Skills Use of laboratory equipment.
Team work Laboratory practical.


This module is at CQFW Level 4