SPCO242-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Nutrition and Exercise Prescription

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective and appreciation of contemporary issues in weight management. Applied weight management strategies and techniques fundamental to strength and conditioning will be developed. The coursework is designed to assist students in gaining proficiency supporting and working with weight management clientele.

Learning Outcomes

1.  Develop an intermediate level of knowledge, understanding and pedagogical skills necessary to enhance food choices and physical activity levels.
2.  Understand adherence issues, barriers to success and associated behaviours of individuals undertaking performance, weight and health management programmes.
3.  Develop critical thinking skills around health inequities and the determinants of health that influence people’s food choices and physical activity levels.
4.  Critically evaluate multidisciplinary weight management and health education approaches using scientific research evidence
5.  Apply contemporary research to current nutrition and physical activity education and promotion practices.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 15:00 Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (30/8)
Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (30/8)
30 Aug - 5 Sep
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00 Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (31/8)
Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (31/8)
30 Aug - 5 Sep

Course Coordinator

Carl Petersen


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mid term test 31 Aug 2021 40% 90 mins. Covers the theoretical content of the course delivered in the first 6 weeks. Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4.
Lab tasks 20% Each week. Practical lab tasks within the practical sessions. (Note: Distance students cover this in the residential course)
Competition peaking plan 11 Oct 2021 40% Develop a performance plan (including nutrition and exercise prescription) to peak an athlete for their season peak. Learning outcomes 1, 4, 5.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Campbell; NSCA’S Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition ; 2nd; 2020.

Haff & Triplett; Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning ; 4th; 2016.

McGuigan; Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes ; 2017.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO242 Occurrences

  • SPCO242-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • SPCO242-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)