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SPME703 Sports Nutrition

The relationship between nutrition and exercise and the application of human nutrition to sport and sport performance.

This paper is taught by the Department of Human Nutrition and is also offered as NUTN 407 Advanced Sports Nutrition. This paper is relevant for all practitioners in sport and exercise medicine and allows them to develop and update their sports nutrition knowledge. It is updated annually and addresses current topical issues in regard to the nutritional aspects of exercise, performance and support.

Paper title Sports Nutrition
Paper code SPME703
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,250.00

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Restriction
CMNX 407, HUNT 355, SPMX 703
Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by application (ie not open), and you must apply online with supporting documentation through eVision.

Criteria are:
  • Applicant has a bachelor's degree - preferably in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy or Sciences
  • Applicant is, or has been, working in a related field
  • Applicant has the ability to study at postgraduate level
International students must meet the University of Otago's admissions criteria.
Teaching staff
Delivered by the Department of Human Nutrition.
Teaching Arrangements
As background, the Diploma was developed to help practitioners in their work. It is a distance programme delivered by webconference in the evenings so that students can work and still study.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Sport and Exercise Medicine describes the health care of active people, including high-performing athletes. The University of Otago has a unique Postgraduate Diploma course available to suitably qualified graduates from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Podiatry, Nutrition and other related health science subjects. A doctor who chooses to specialise in Sports Medicine must complete additional advanced training for Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (FACSP). A physiotherapist who wishes to specialise in the rehabilitation of athletes completes postgraduate study in the management of sports injuries. Similarly, sport science graduates follow their specific area of expertise in psychology, nutrition or exercise science. There is an increasing demand for sport psychologists, nutritionists, and strength and conditioning experts who work with professional sports teams. Team doctors and physiotherapists accompany our national teams to world championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Contact
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne (hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz)
Application enquiries to: Dr Sarah Soper (sarah.soper@otago.ac.nz), Postgraduate Administrator
Paper Structure
Textbooks
To be advised
Course outline

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

The relationship between nutrition and exercise and the application of human nutrition to sport and sport performance.

This paper is taught by the Department of Human Nutrition and is also offered as NUTN 407 Advanced Sports Nutrition. This paper is relevant for all practitioners in sport and exercise medicine and allows them to develop and update their sports nutrition knowledge. It is updated annually and addresses current topical issues in regard to the nutritional aspects of exercise, performance and support.

Paper title Sports Nutrition
Paper code SPME703
Subject Sports Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,562.50

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Restriction
CMNX 407, HUNT 355, NUTN 407, NUTX 407, SPMX 703
Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipSEM, PGDipPhty, MPhty, PGDipHealSc
Contact
Academic Co-ordinator: Dr Hamish Osborne hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz
Eligibility
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma is by application (ie not open), and you must apply online with supporting documentation through eVision.

Criteria are:
  • Applicant has a bachelor's degree - preferably in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy or Sciences
  • Applicant is, or has been, working in a related field
  • Applicant has the ability to study at postgraduate level
International students must meet the University of Otago's admissions criteria.
Teaching staff
Delivered by the Department of Human Nutrition.
Paper Structure
Teaching Arrangements
As background, the Diploma was developed to help practitioners in their work. It is a distance programme delivered by webconference in the evenings so that students can work and still study.
Textbooks
To be advised
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Sport and Exercise Medicine describes the health care of active people, including high-performing athletes. The University of Otago has a unique Postgraduate Diploma course available to suitably qualified graduates from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Podiatry, Nutrition and other related health science subjects.

A doctor who chooses to specialise in Sports Medicine must complete additional advanced training for Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (FACSP).

A physiotherapist who wishes to specialise in the rehabilitation of athletes completes postgraduate study in the management of sports injuries. Similarly, sport science graduates follow their specific area of expertise in psychology, nutrition or exercise science.

There is an increasing demand for sport psychologists, nutritionists, and strength and conditioning experts who work with professional sports teams. Team doctors and physiotherapists accompany our national teams to world championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle