SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION - 2021/2
Module code: MHUM007
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This module focuses on the application of nutrition to sports and exercise. The module begins with an introduction to exercise physiology both theoretical and practical before exploring the role of energy and nutrients during exercise. Content is taught using a collection of in house and external speakers and in collaboration with the Surrey Human Performance Institute with Surrey Sports park. By the end of the module students will be confident in how to apply nutrition principles in a sport and exercise setting
School of Biosciences and Medicine
COLLINS Adam (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B400
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Previous attendance of MHUM001 and MHUM003
Introduction to the module: Nutritional concerns of exercise
Exercise physiology: physiological and biochemical response to exercise & training
PRACTICAL 1: field and laboratory tests of health, fitness and strength (in collaboration with SHPI)
Energy, Carbohydrate & Fat
Carbohydrate and protein requirements for exercise
Fluid & electrolytes balance in exercise: use of sports drinks
The Performance Nutritionist
The female athlete / exercise & bone
Nutrition for strength & power
Practical Sports Nutrition
PRACTICAL 3: Critical appraisal of commercial sports drinks and supplements
Exercise nutrition for the non-athlete
Case studies in sports nutrition
Current hot topics in Sports nutrition (variable)
Student seminars (presentations)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||PRESENTATION||30|
For students failing the module overall due to failed presentation, a repeat 10 minute individual presentation will be requested (in person or via Skype), on the topic chosen either in the original presentation or from their written critical appraisal.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
The ability to summarise and disseminate information of exercise nutrition for a named sport, and communicate this to a lay audience.
Critical appraisal of current evidence on nutrition for a chosen sport, and how to translate this into sound nutritional recommendations.
The sports nutrition product practical is designed to allow students to appraise products and their application, which will then be collectively appraised through group discussion.
For presentations, formative feedback will be given at the end of each presentation. Formative feedback given as written summary appraisal within 1 week of the presentations.
For written case studies, written individual feedback provided within 3 weeks of summative assessment submission. Group feedback prior to 3 weeks from submission.
- To provide an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and nutritional demands of exercise and sport
- To gain insight into the innovative ways nutrition can be used to enhance exercise performance and improve recovery
- To provide experience of field and laboratory methods used in exercise testing, including cardiopulmonary testing (CPET)
- To be able to critically appraise the suitability of commercially available sports nutrition products
- To gain insight into the role of the sports nutritionist/sports dietician alongside individuals and teams
|001||A comprehensive understanding of the biochemistry underlying metabolic fuel selection during aerobic and anaerobic exercise||KC|
|002||A comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the role nutrition has in the physiology and biochemistry of different types of exercise and training||KC|
|003||A working understanding of the use of exercise testing in assessing health, fitness, nutritional requirements and/or physiological effects of intervention||PT|
|004||A comprehensive understanding of the nutritional needs of athletes and be able to justify and implement dietary adjustments that may improve sporting performance.||CPT|
|005||A critical understanding of the composition and use of sports foods, supplements and ergogenic aids, and their efficacy in influencing performance||KCT|
|006||A systematic understanding of the role of exercise in health and disease and competently translate the evidence base of exercise science and exercise nutrition to the no- athletic public.||KCT|
|007||An ability to summarise and present current evidence on sports nutrition for a given sport and translate into clear nutritional recommendations||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 114
Lecture Hours: 36
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
This module builds on the understanding already gained in metabolic nutrition, coupled to a brief overview of exercise physiology /biochemistry (both theoretical and practical). To expose students to the elements of nutrition relevant to sport and exercise. Employing a variety of in-house and outside expertise in theory, research and application of nutrition.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- lectures, tutorials, practical sessions (at SHPI and within University campus) and student seminars
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Programmes this module appears in
|Human Nutrition MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.