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    Application of knowledge of sport and exercise nutrition to a real-world situation, providing practical skills for professions.

    HUNT 445 will provide the opportunity for students to gain applied hands-on experience in sport and exercise nutrition. This paper will help scaffold the transition from tertiary education into employment.

    About this paper

    Paper title Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    Subject Human Nutrition
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
    Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,797.86
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Suitable for graduates and professionals wishing to work in the area of sport and exercise nutrition.
    Teaching staff

    Sara Richardson

    Paper Structure

    The paper covers:

    • The role of a sports nutritionist
    • The assessment and monitoring of an active individual, determining goals, evaluating an individual's needs and providing them with nutritional information
    • Ethics and professionalism
    Teaching Arrangements

    The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

    This paper involves discussion based learning and students are expected to complete any required pre-learning material and contribute to class discussion.  This reflects working as an evidence-based nutrition practitioner. In addition, an ISAK Level 1 Body Composition course is included in HUNT445.  The course is subsidised by the department, but there is a nominal charge which covers the ISAK membership and a manual. You can undertake the course without joining ISAK, but you will not be eligible for the qualification.


    Burke, Louise. & Deakin, Vicki.  (2021).  Clinical sports nutrition.  6th Edition. North Ryde NSW :  McGraw-Hill Education (Australia) Pty Ltd

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Critical thinking, Research, Communication, Ethics.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of HUNT 445 students should be able to:

    • Evaluate the nutritional needs of active individuals
    • Engage in discussions with peers
    • Evaluate nutritional interventions from an evidence-based perspective and apply the evidence


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system

    Semester 2

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