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Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Sport and Exercise Nutrition 1
Module Code SS213
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Donal O'GormanOffice NumberXG08
Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Module aims: 1.To evaluate the relationship between nutrient intake and exercise performance. 2.To understand the role of nutritional supplementation in performance enhancement.

Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes: After successful completion of the course students will be able to: 7Devise appropriate nutritional strategies for athletes before, during and after exercise 7Determine the benefits and limitations of nutritional supplements for exercise performance 7Explain the physiological processes regulating nutrient metabolism and the impact on human performance

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 30
Laboratories 10
Independent Learning Time 35

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Indicative Syllabus: Water, hydration and exercise Electrolytes and sports drinks (composition and benefit) Carbohydrate ingestion and performance – including substrate utilisation during exercise Exercise performance ·Pre-exercise feedings ·Substrate utilisation during exercise (Glucose/FFA cycle) ·Energy intake during exercise ·Post-exercise recovery Antioxidant supplementation and exercise Ergogenic Aids (Protein, BCAA, Creatine, Caffeine, Bicarbonate, Glycerol) DHEA and other steroid hormone promoters Nutritional enhancement of endocrine action (including the timing, quantity and composition of food) Making weight in sport – appropriate nutritional approaches Female athlete triad (Iron status, calcium and menstruation) Vegetarian athlete Nutrition and environment (heat, altitude)
Continuous Assessment70% Examination Weight30%
Indicative Reading List
Indicative Reading List: Clinical Sports Nutrition. Burke and Deakin. McGraw Hill. 2nd edition. Sports and Exercise Nutrition. McArdle, Katch & Katch. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health