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This course provides an understanding of nutritional principles for healthy living and maintaining and improving sporting performance. The course will identify recommended nutritional practices for various populations including athletes, recreational exercisers, and groups with specific nutritional needs. The use of nutritional supplements in sporting performance will also be examined.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Human Kinetics, 2020 (Note required text Campbell OR Dunford & Doyle).
Dunford, Marie & Doyle, J. Andrew;
Nutrition for sport and exercise
Cengage, 2019 (Note required text Campbell OR Dunford & Doyle).
Williams, Melvin H. , Rawson, Eric S., Branch, J. David;
Nutrition for health, fitness, and sport
Readings and other supplementary information to support learning will be made available through the course LEARN site.
Where applicable students will be expected to submit assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site on or before the due time and date. Student assessments are processed through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.
Domestic fee $951.00
International fee $4,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences