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Study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Otago

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Overview

Sport and Exercise Nutrition is a rapidly growing area that requires combined knowledge of exercise science and human nutrition and is now a recognised sport science both nationally and internationally.

Sports Exercise Science and Human Nutrition are the sciences that look at the interactions people have with food and sport and exercise. Human Nutrition includes food production, food selection and food service, the consumption of food, how the body uses the energy and nutrients in food. Sport and Exercise Science includes mechanical, physiological and psychological responses to human movement and how these responses affect exercise performance capacity and health outcomes. So Sport and Exercise Nutrition looks at how sport, exercise and food affect health and human performance, and how nutrition affects sports health and performance. Exercise, sport and food can promote good health and well-being and impact on the development of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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Contact details

Department of Human Nutrition
Tel 64 3 479 7943
Email human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Website http://www.appsci.otago.ac.nz/majors/sport-and-exercise-nutrition

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Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health 

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods,  or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

HUNT 221  Macronutrients and Health

HUNT 232  Sport and Exercise Nutrition

HUNT 222  Vitamins, Diets and Health, or HUNT 223  Minerals, Undernutrition and Health

PHSE 202  Movement Analysis and Control

PHSE 203  Exercise Physiology

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

HUNT 355  Perspectives in Sports Nutrition

PHSE 312  Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise

Two of:
HUNT 311  Metabolism, Health and Disease
HUNT 312  Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease
HUNT 313  Life Cycle Nutrition

One of:
PHSE 301  Exercise Metabolism
PHSE 311  Medical Aspects of Exercise and Physical Activity
PHSE 314  Athletic Training and Conditioning
PHSE 315  Physical Activity and Health

18

18

36

 

 

18

 

72 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

72

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Papers
  • HUNT 490  Research Project; and
  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and
  • One of:
    • HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    • HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and
  • One of:
    • PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    • PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    • PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and
  • One of:
    • HASC 411 Research Design and Evaluation,
    • HASC 413  Biostatistics, HASC 415 Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and
  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Papers

Either

  • HUNT 485  Research Project: and

  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and

  • One of
    HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and

  • Two of
    PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and

  • One of
    HASC 411  Research Design and Evaluation,
    HASC 413  Biostatistics,
    HASC 415  Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and

  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

    Or

  • HUNT 490  Research Project; and

  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and

  • One of
    HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and

  • One of
    PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and

  • One of
    HASC 411  Research Design and Evaluation,
    HASC 413  Biostatistics,
    HASC 415  Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and

  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

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