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NUTN407 Advanced Sports Nutrition

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A critical and in-depth analysis of current and topical issues in the nutritional aspects of exercise, performance and sport.

This paper is relevant for nutritionists, nutrition students, medical, public health, sports or education professionals who want to develop or update their sports nutrition knowledge and skills to complement their work as:

  • General practitioners
  • Sports dietitians/nutritionists
  • Public health practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • School teachers with a biological sciences background (food technology/physical education/health)
  • Sports coaches/personal trainers with an exercise science, physical education and/or biological sciences background

Paper title Advanced Sports Nutrition
Paper code NUTN407
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,680.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,949.50

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CMNX 407, HUNT 355, NUTX 407, SPME 703, SPMX 703
An elective paper for PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, MHealSc, and MAppSc endorsed in Human Nutrition; may also be taken by other approved students.

Eligible students will be professionals in the healthcare and education sectors without a background in human nutrition but with a strong background in biological sciences or health science; or nutritionists or human nutrition students with an interest in sports nutrition.

Teaching staff

Dr Katherine Black

Paper Structure

This paper explores the current issues in the field of sports nutrition

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is distance taught using a combination of pre-recorded and live zoom sessions.  There is an expectation that students will complete assigned work prior to the live sessions. Live sessions run from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on alternate Tuesdays.

All reading material will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Have an up-to-date understanding of the relationship between nutrition and sport
  • Be able to evaluate the extent to which nutrition and nutritional supplements play a role in athletic performance
  • Be able to appreciate that our knowlege of sports nutrition is constantly being updated, resulting in rapidly changing recommendations on optimal nutrition for athletes

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system