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Study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Otago

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Apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Overview

Sport and Exercise Nutrition is a rapidly growing area that requires combined knowledge of exercise science and human nutrition and is now a recognised sport science both nationally and internationally.

Sports Exercise Science and Human Nutrition are the sciences that look at the interactions people have with food and sport and exercise. Human Nutrition includes food production, food selection and food service, the consumption of food, how the body uses the energy and nutrients in food. Sport and Exercise Science includes mechanical, physiological and psychological responses to human movement and how these responses affect exercise performance capacity and health outcomes.

So Sport and Exercise Nutrition looks at how sport, exercise and food affect health and human performance, and how nutrition affects sports health and performance. Exercise, sport and food can promote good health and well-being and impact on the development of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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Contact details

Department of Human Nutrition
Tel +64 3 479 7943
Email human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Website Applied Science programme

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Qualifications

*It is a requirement that every Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) normally includes an approved minor subject or an approved second major subject. Usually such a minor or second major subject must be selected from the approved combinations of major subjects with minor or second major subjects. Some exceptions may apply. For details see:

Full list of available approved minor and second major subject areas

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health 

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

HUNT 141  Understanding Human Nutrition

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

HUNT 245 Sport and Exercise Nutrition*

Two of:

  • HUNT 241 Fundamentals of Nutrients and Health*
  • HUNT 242 Nutritional Assessment*
  • HUNT 243 International Nutrition and Health*

SPEX 201  Biomechanics  and  SPEX 203  Exercise Physiology, or
SPEX 204 Psychology of Sport and Exercise and SPEX 205 Physical Activity and Health

18

36

 

 

 

36

300-level

HUNT 345  Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Two of:

  • HUNT 341 Nutrition and Behaviour Change Communication
  • HUNT 342 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
  • HUNT 343 Community and Public Health Nutrition

SPEX 303  Exercise Energetics and Physiology and SPEX 305  Athletic Conditioning and Rehabilitation, or
SPEX 308  Psychology of Physical Activity and SPEX 309  Active Living and Environment

18

36

 

 

 

36

 

90 further points (POPH 192 recommended), including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

Students who are interested in becoming dietitians, and working in the area of sports nutrition, must include the Supplementary Nutritional Science minor, HUNT244, HUNT331 and PHSL 251 in their BAppSc programme.

*Further information will be available for these papers in early September.

90

Total   360

Further information regarding the BAppSc majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition is available on the Department of Human Nutrition website.

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Papers
  • HUNT 490  Research Project

  • One of:
    • HUNT 441  Research Methods
    • HUNT 445  Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    • HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health
    • HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience

  • One further approved 400-level paper

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Papers

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Minor Subject Requirements

Sport and Exercise Nutrition as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Applications for this minor will open in mid-August

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level HUNT 141  Understanding Human Nutrition 18
200-level

HUNT 245  Sport and Exercise Nutrition*

One of:

  • HUNT241  Fundamentals of Nutrients and Health*
  • HUNT242  Nutritional Assessment*
  • HUNT243  International Nutrition and Health*

Note: HUNT 141 is a prerequisite for HUNT 241-243 but can be taken as a co-requisite for HUNT 241; other prerequisites for HUNT 241 are BIOC 192, CHEM 191, (HUBS 191, 192 or ANAT 101 and PHSL 101).

18

18

300-level

HUNT 345  Applied Sports Nutrition*

One of:

  • HUNT341  Nutrition and Behaviour Change Communication*
  • HUNT342  Nutrition and Chronic Diseases*
  • HUNT343  Community and Public Health Nutrition*

18

18

Total   90

*Further information will be available for this paper in early September.

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