SPCO343-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Nutrition and Recovery for Sports Performance

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

This course challenges students to critically assess various contemporary nutritional and recovery techniques and delve into the research to determine their effectiveness. Students will look at the multidisciplinary relationship between the sports nutritionist and the strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, students will gain an appreciation of when it is appropriate to recommend a particular supplement / recovery intervention.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, successful students will be able to:
1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the proposed mechanisms underlying popularly used recovery techniques.
2. Through experimentation critically evaluate the effectiveness of various nutritional interventions on performance.  
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of central and peripheral models of fatigue and be able to relate these models to various types of sporting performance.
4. Appreciate the role of a Strength and Conditioning Coach in advising athletes on recovery interventions and nutritional practices.
5. Use problem-solving techniques to identify areas worthy of investigation to address sporting performance limitations.
6. Understand the concepts of reliability and validity in designing and carrying out a nutritional / recovery intervention pilot studies.

Pre-requisites

1) SPCO242 or 2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or 3) approval from Programme Coordinator

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (20/2-27/2, 13/3-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-8/5, 22/5-29/5)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (20/2-27/2, 13/3-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-8/5, 22/5-29/5)
18 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 12 May
20 May - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (18/2-25/2, 11/3-18/3, 1/4, 29/4-6/5, 20/5-27/5)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (18/2-25/2, 11/3-18/3, 1/4, 29/4-6/5, 20/5-27/5)
18 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 12 May
20 May - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (20/2-27/2, 13/3-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-8/5, 22/5-29/5)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (20/2-27/2, 13/3-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-8/5, 22/5-29/5)
18 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 12 May
20 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Carl Petersen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Report 29 Mar 2019 50% Monitor an athlete's training week, providing a report on your findings, including a recovery plan
Nutrition plan 24 May 2019 50% Develop a performance nutrition plan for an athlete

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Inigo Muiika and Yann Le Meur; Endurance Training Infographic Edition; 2016 (www.inigomujika.com).

Recommended Reading

Hausswirth, Christophe,1968- et al; Recovery for performance in sport; Human Kinetics, 2013.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO343 Occurrences

  • SPCO343-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019
  • SPCO343-19S1 (D) Semester One 2019 (Distance)