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HUNT345 Applied Sports Nutrition

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Explores the relationship between nutrition and sporting performance and health. Includes examination of topical sports nutrition issues and application of sports nutrition principles for the dietary management of athletes and active individuals.

Nutrition and dietary intakes play an important role in sporting performance and health. This paper examines topical sports nutrition issues and the application of sports nutrition for the dietary management of athletes and active individuals to optimise health and performance.

Paper title Applied Sports Nutrition
Paper code HUNT345
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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One of HUNT 221, 222, 223, 232, 241, 242, 243, 245; or one of PHSE 202, 203; or one of SPEX 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
HUNT 355
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Dr Meredith Peddie

Paper Structure

Classes will be interactive with practical components.

Teaching Arrangements

One three-hour practical interactive class each week.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Key research papers will be used to complement lecture material.  These will be available through Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of HUNT345, students will be able to

  • Evaluate the use of sports foods and supplements in a range of situations
  • Design a meal plan that complies with food safety standards and that meets optimal nutritional needs of athletes whilst traveling and overseas
  • Apply dietary assessment methods to monitor and evaluate nutrition interventions for athletes and active individuals
  • Design a research project, with guidance, to investigate a nutrition problem for active and athletic populations and provide results in an appropriate manner
  • Assess, implement and evaluate a diet plan for athletes and active individuals

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41