What is Sport and Exercise Nutrition?
Sport and exercise nutrition is a rapidly expanding area requiring a combined knowledge of the roles of human nutrition and physical activity in health.
The Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SPNU) programme combines human nutrition, sports science and physical education. In addition, several minor programme options are available, broadening the career opportunities upon completion of your degree.
What will I learn about?
A broad understanding of the principles of nutrition and exercise science will be obtained from human nutrition and physical education papers in the first, second and third years.
In your first year of study you will be required to take papers in nutrition, human body systems, biochemistry and chemistry.
In your second year, human nutrition and physical education become the mainstay of your study.
The third year sees further specialisation in the selection of human nutrition and physical education papers.
As well as lectures to learn the theory of human nutrition and sport and exercise science, there is a large practical component in both the physical education and human nutrition papers. Labs and practical sessions give you hands-on experience and regular tutorials provide excellent small group learning opportunities.
High school students are recommended to take biology, chemistry, maths and English in Year 12 and preferably chemistry in Year 13.