Course Title: Exercise and Sports Nutrition

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Exercise and Sports Nutrition

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2119

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

OHTH2119

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

OHTH2130

City Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Bird

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 39925 7257

Course Coordinator Email: stephen.bird@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.005

Course Coordinator Availability: by email appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

None

Assumed Knowledge

You will be expected to have a basic understanding of Human Biology and the Principles of Exercise Science.  It is suggested that you have completed at least one course in Physiology and one course in Exercise Science.


Course Description

Exercise and Sports nutrition links food with physical performance. It refers to the nutritional needs of all active people, covering the areas of exercise for health and performance in sport. It focuses on nutrition providing the fuel for exercise, recovery, performance and the essential elements for growth, maintenance and repair of the body’s tissues.

This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following BP296 Exercise and Sport Science Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  • Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  • Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4).
  • Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and ageing (PLO7).

This course contributes to the development of the following BP041 Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes:

  •  Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2).


This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Relate key theories of nutrition to typical factors of health, exercise and sport.
  2. Relate roles of nutrition in physical performance, recovery and adaptations to exercise.
  3. Undertake a basic dietary assessment, and relate to the needs of the individual.
  4. Investigate issues in sports nutrition.
  5. Provide sound nutritional advice to athletes and healthy individuals, and know when to refer to a dietician.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, directed readings, on-line material, tutorials and use of related software are the primary student learning experiences.

Teacher guided hours 50 – 60 hours

Learner directed hours 60 – 70 hours


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include recorded material, class readings, lecture notes, handouts and references on selected topics, as well as industry standard software for dietary analyses.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Mid semester Exam

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Food dietary assignment, including the collection, analyses, interpretation of data, and presentation of report

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 3

Assessment Task 3: Report assessing a key topic in sport and exercise nutrition

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLO 4

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 5