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HUNT232 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Nutritional aspects of exercise and performance.

This paper introduces the fundamentals of sports nutrition and develops an understanding of the nutritional requirements and issues involved in a variety of sport and exercise settings.

Paper title Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Paper code HUNT232
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Two of (CELS 191, FOSC 111, HUBS 191, HUBS 192, BIOL 111, BIOL 115, PHSE 191, PHSE 192) or (ANAT 111 and PHSL 101)
Schedule C
Teaching staff
Dr Katherine Black
Paper Structure
Paper content includes the following topic areas:
  • Energy metabolism
  • Nutrition for short-duration, intermittent and endurance exercise
  • Weight loss and weight gain in athletes
  • Sport foods and supplements
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures per week and one practical per fortnight
Attendance at practical classes is compulsory.
Lanham-New, Stear, Shirreffs & Collins(eds) (2011). Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of HUNT 232, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the barriers to sound nutrition for exercise performance
  • Outline the nutritional requirements of physically active individuals and athletes, in a variety of sports
  • Discuss the role of nutrition and exercise in the management of body weight and body composition
  • Discuss the role and use of sports foods and dietary supplements in sport
  • Have insight into and appreciate the scope of practice of a sports nutritionist working within the sports nutrition area

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20
A2 Wednesday 13:00-15:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20
A3 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 10, 14, 16, 19, 21
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 12
A4 Wednesday 13:00-15:50 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21