Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Applied Sports Nutrition
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Poster presentation  10 Minutes  30%
Semester Assessment Case study: Journal Article  2000 Words  70%
Supplementary Assessment Poster presentation  10 Minutes  30%
Supplementary Assessment Case study: Journal Article  2000 Words  70%

Learning Outcomes

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

Apply a problem-solving approach for the provision of a nutritional intervention to meet client adaptation goals.

Critically discuss the nutritional factors that may contribute to and influence optimal exercise performance.

Critically appraise the recommendations for appropriate nutrient requirements for a variety of sport and exercise activities.

Critically evaluate the role of nutritional supplements in the promotion of exercise adaptations.

Brief description

This module offers students the opportunity to study the role and relevance of sport and exercise nutrition in a more focused and applied manner. The module will focus on the use of nutritional strategies in both acute and chronic scenarios to maximise adaptation to training as well as before, during and after sport and exercise events. The module will examine the importance of individualising nutritional strategies for specific clients/athletes. The module will allow students to critically evaluate these factors and discuss how the use of the most effective nutritional strategy can influence sport and exercise performance.




Indicative content:
Nutrition and training adaptations
Body composition
Gut trainability
Nutrition and Immune function
Nutrition for Injury recovery
Personalised nutrition
Environmental nutrition
Diet practices for team sports
Weight management
Eating disorders
Client nutritional intervention
DXA / somatotyping
Making weight
Pre-exercise nutrition induced cooling
Designer diets myth or reality

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 Students work with the client as a group.
Creative Problem Solving Through conducting the case study intervention
Critical and analytical thinking Through conducting the case study intervention
Digital capability Through lab work, using DXA and nutritional software
Professional communication Working with the client, writing the journal case study and poster presentation.
Real world sense Working with a client throughout the module
Reflection Students reflect on their clients' diet and self, peer and lecturer feedback during contact hours  
Subject Specific Skills Nutritional analysis, body composition assessment, nutritional strategies and working in the lab.


This module is at CQFW Level 6