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Study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Otago

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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

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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

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health 

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods  or  STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics (recommended)

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200-level

HUNT 221  Fundamentals of Nutrients and Health

HUNT 222  Nutritional Assessment  or  HUNT 223  International Nutrition and Health

HUNT 232  Sport and Exercise Nutrition

SPEX 201  Biomechanics  or  SPEX 202  Motor Behaviour

SPEX 203  Exercise Physiology

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300-level

HUNT 355  Perspectives in Sports Nutrition

SPEX 305  Athletic Conditioning and Rehabilitation

Two of:
HUNT 311  Metabolism, Health and Disease
HUNT 312  Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease
HUNT 313  Life Cycle Nutrition

One of:
SPEX 303  Exercise Energetics and Physiology
SPEX 310  Exercise for Clinical Populations

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72 further points, 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.

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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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