SPCO242-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Nutrition and Exercise Prescription

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


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.

Course Coordinator

Carl Petersen


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mid term test 29 Aug 2022 40% 90 mins. Covers the theoretical content of the course delivered in the first 6 weeks. Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4.
Onsite Residential 29 Aug 2022 20% Practical lab tasks within the practical sessions.
Competition peaking plan 10 Oct 2022 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 B; NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition ; 2nd Edition; 2020.

Edited by Haff and Tiplett; Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning ; 4th edition; 2016.

McGuigan; Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes ; 2017.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $926.00

International fee $4,563.00

* 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

  • SPCO242-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • SPCO242-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)