|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||16 May 2022|
This course introduces nutrition and exercise and will enable students to apply foundational knowledge and skills to provide general advice on nutrition to groups and individuals to support general health, well-being, fitness and exercise performance. Students will explore a range of nutrition related issues and concerns so that they will develop a foundation level of knowledge and competence. Students will be required to recognise the limitations on the general advice that they might provide, and it will be emphasised that individuals should seek specialist nutritional advice from suitably qualified professionals in the diet and nutrition discipline area.
This course provides an understanding of the principles of nutrition applied to exercise and health of a range of population groups throughout the lifespan (including body composition of individuals). It will describe the roles of macro and micro-nutrients during exercise and outline the relationship of nutrition and exercise and its role in the prevention and treatment of chronic metabolic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The course will also provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills associated with various age groups and special populations with regards to nutrition and exercise.
Nutritional guidelines and any relevant exercise strategies for optimal health will be provided in relation to weight loss, eating disorders, and the requirements of special populations. The course will outline the special requirements of people engaged in various sports and physical activities and address a range of issues relevant to this group. The role of dietary supplements, sports drinks, vitamins and ergogenic aids as they relate to athletes and other groups will be outlined. A focus will be on outlining a healthy lifestyle where nutrition and exercise are important components.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students at the Ipswich Campus and mandatory on-campus practicals for on-campus students.