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

Nutrition and Recovery for Sports Performance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


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.


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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 15:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (12/4)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (12/4)
8 Apr - 14 Apr

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Carl Petersen


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)