Sport Nutrition



Year Two

20 Credits

This module, Sports Nutrition, is concerned with the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. The module covers the key principles of sports nutrition: carbohydrates for training and competition, fluid and electrolyte needs, dietary protein for athletes, dietary fat and performance, micronutrients and supplements. A particular focus is given to the science behind nutritional recommendations for athletes, as a good scientific understanding is critical to be able to carefully interpret new advances in Sports Nutrition and offer evidence-based advice to sports performers. A further focus is given to the communication of sports nutrition science, as effective and accurate scientific communication is key to ensuring athletes and the wider public receive and can understand credible information.


Lectures, seminars


Group presentation