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NUTN407 Advanced Sports Nutrition

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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 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 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,651.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,688.75

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CMNX 407, HUNT 355, SPMX 703, SPME 703, NUTX 407
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.
Teaching staff

Dr Katherine Black

Paper Structure

The aim of this paper is to increase your knowledge regarding the interrelationship between nutrition and sport through the study of selected topics of current interest. The paper comprises eight modules.

Teaching Arrangements
The paper is distance taught using audioconferences. Audioconferences run from 6.10 pm to 8.00 pm on alternate Tuesdays. The audioconferences run as tutorials rather than lectures, and there is an expectation that students will have read material provided prior to the session and participate in the discussion.
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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Second Semester

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