SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION - 2017/8

Module code: MHUM007

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

COLLINS AL Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

B400

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 70

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CRITICAL APPRAISAL 70
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION 30

Alternative Assessment

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.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Previous attendance of MHN01 and  MHN03

Module overview

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

Module aims

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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
A comprehensive understanding of the biochemistry underlying metabolic fuel selection during aerobic and anaerobic exercise 
A comprehensive appreciation and understanding of  the role nutrition has in the physiology and biochemistry of different types of exercise and training
A working understanding of the use of exercise testing in assessing health, fitness, nutritional requirements and/or physiological effects of intervention
 a comprehensive understanding of the nutritional needs of athletes and be able to justify and implement dietary adjustments that may improve sporting performance.
A critical understanding of the composition and use of sports foods, supplements and ergogenic aids, and their efficacy in influencing performance
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.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 





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




Ergogenic aids




The female athlete




Fit at Any Size: Sociology of fitness




Practical Sports Nutrition




PRACTICAL 3: Critical appraisal of commercial sports drinks and supplements




Exercise nutrition for the non-athlete




Benchside to Pitchside to ringside.




Putting it all together: nutrition for team sports




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




Student seminars (presentations)





 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 

Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions (at SHPI and within University campus), and student seminars.   

Assessment Strategy

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. 

 

Formative assessment

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. 

 

Feedback

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. 

Reading list

Reading list for SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mhum007

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
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 2017/8 academic year.