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