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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Donal O'GormanOffice NumberXG08
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. To evaluate the relationship between nutrient intake and exercise performance.
2. Describe the role of nutritional supplementation in exercise performance.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture18No Description
Group work18No Description
Independent Study85No Description
Directed learning4No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Electrolytes and sports drinks (composition and benefit)

Carbohydrate ingestion and performance – including substrate utilisation during exercise

Exercise performance

Pre-exercise feedings

Energy intake during exercise

Post-exercise recovery

Antioxidant supplementation and exercise

Ergogenic Aids (Protein, BCAA, Creatine, Caffeine, Bicarbonate, Glycerol)

Making weight in sport – appropriate nutritional approaches

Female athlete triad (Iron status, calcium and menstruation)

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment30% Examination Weight70%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Burke and Deakin.: 0, Clinical Sports Nutrition.,
  • McArdle, Katch & Katch.: 0, Sports and Exercise Nutrition.,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training
SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health