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Module

SES2002 : Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Wouter Peeters
  • Lecturer: Dr Carl Hulston, Dr Oliver Shannon, Professor Emma Stevenson, Dr Daniel West
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the nutritional requirements of exercisers and athletes in a range of different sports and the role of nutrition in optimising performance. The enhancement of exercise and performance through nutritional strategies and ergogenic aids will be considered. Students will also gain insight into the role of a sports nutritionist in a range of different sports.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following topics:

•       Working as a sport and exercise nutritionist and the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register
•       Energy and carbohydrate requirements for exercise Nutritional requirements for competition
•       Fluid and electrolyte balance
•       Post-exercise nutrition strategies
•       Proteins and amino acids in sports nutrition
•       Nutritional interventions to increase fat metabolism
•       Nutrition and immune function
•       Ergogenic aids
•       Nutrition for team sports
•       Nutrition for weight-making sports
•       Nutrition for endurance sports
•       Nutrition for the female athlete
•       Nutritional considerations for the young and masters athlete
•       Nutrition, exercise and GI distress
•       Cultural considerations for nutrition in athletes
•       Nutrition for the diabetic athlete
•       Exercise, nutrition and appetite regulation
•       Translating research to practice

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials222:0044:00Non-sync online via recaps,short recordings & formative act. inc. quizzes/prob. solving questions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Preparation &completion of infographic &revision for online exam.This includes 10 min PIP presenting
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00PIP on Campus (4hrs in sem 1)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities31:003:00Non-sync online seminars. Activities involve dev. of excel skills,data analysis & presenting skills
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Synchronous On-line-Seminar;Peer review infographics;review journal articles;practicing case studies
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion15:005:00Engage students in online discussion/formative activities to support student engagement in learning
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity42:008:00To make content tangible, students test concepts at home
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity120:0020:00Podcast
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study176:0076:00Reading and writing up of lecture notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk12:002:00Synchronous Online - Guest lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Synchronous Online - Introduction into the module.
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials are used to deliver essential new learning, these sessions are then followed up by group work teaching to develop the foundation information provided, plus independent guided reading. Practical sessions will provide students with opportunities to carry out dietary assessment and dietary modulation in IT clusters. Defined hours for reflective learning will promote the student to evaluate their learning so far and identify weaknesses that need to be followed up by further reading. Time has been allocated for listening to podcasts and exploring online discussions and forums in sports nutrition. Time has also been specified for assessment preparation.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202M7524 hour take home examination - 2 essay questions from 4 (500 words per question)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Poster1M25Infographic and 10 min presentation of data collected during practical sessions. (PIP)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MOn-line practice extended answer questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral infographic presentation will provide students with the opportunity to 1) design an engaging infographic, a method of knowledge exchange, which is increasingly popular in sports nutrition, and, 2) apply their knowledge and skills in sport and exercise nutrition to a simulated research trial. This will reflect real-life practice for a sport and exercise nutritionist. The presentation will develop communication skills and provide students with the opportunity to develop and synthesise materials into a clear and understandable format.

The examination will test the students' factual knowledge and application of this knowledge to real life scenarios. It will encourage students to draw from a number of topic areas to answer the exam questions.

Formative assessment will take the form of online practice questions that will be provided to students with time allocated within structured guided learning activities for completion. This will be followed by peer review discussion of answers in a seminar session.

Reading Lists

Timetable