PERS30010 Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp Perf

Academic Year 2022/2023

After natural talent and appropriate training, nutrition is the next most important factor influencing sports performance. On the other hand, health risks linked to body composition, nutrient deficiencies and dietary habits are readily altered by manipulation of nutrient intake in the short- and long-term. This module builds upon existing modules in the sports and exercise sciences, and in particular the theoretical framework given in PERS20020, by exploring practical nutrition strategies in health and sporting contexts. Greater focus will be given to practical applications of current nutrition guidelines including meal planning and provision, food choices, and both broad and goal-orientated dietary strategies.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module students should be able to:

i. critically appraise sports nutrition literature and translate to practical recommendations
ii. understand the physiological and metabolic demands of exercise and how these influence nutrition requirements
iii. analyse the impact of nutrition before, during and after exercise on performance and recovery
iv. critically analyse the potential impact of nutrition on body composition for health and performance
v. translate current nutrition guidelines into practical nutrition strategies

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; active/task based learning; peer and group work; critical writing; reflective learning; case studies; group presentation
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PERS20020 - Intro toNutrit for Health&Exe

Additional Information:
Students registered on the MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics programme are eligible to take this module as an optional module.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Case study in nutrition Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Appraisal of a journal article Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Recommended Text
Burke L, Deakin V (2015) Clinical Sports Nutrition (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Book Company, Sydney, Australia
ISBN-10: 1743073682
ISBN-13: 9781743073681
Jeukendrup A, Gleeson M (2019) Sport nutrition (3rd ed.). Human Kinetics, Champagne, IL, USA
ISBN-13: 9781492529033
Lanham-New S (2011) Sport and exercise nutrition. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
ISBN: 1444334689