School Of Health Sciences

Exercise NutritionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401436.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
401141 - Exercise Nutrition, 400884 - Exercise Nutrition, Body Composition and Weight Control

400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND 400880 Fundamentals of Exercise Science

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).

About this Unit
This unit provides students with an understanding of the interdependent areas of nutrition within the context of sport, physical activity, and exercise. Nutritional needs and recommendations for all levels and types of physical activity are covered along with the links between nutrition and health, sport performance, body composition and control of body weight. Students will develop skills in nutritional analysis and program development, measurement of energy expenditure and body composition assessment. Students will use these skills and knowledge in the individualisation of advice on exercise nutrition for health and sport performance.

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