This unit provides students with core knowledge of dietary sources of energy, nutrients and bioactive constituents of food, nutrient deficiencies and excesses in the human diet. It also considers the impact on the development of disease across the lifespan. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of nutrients and non-nutrient bioactive compounds. Dietary recommendations and analysis programmes will be discussed in relation to the improvement of population health and the nutritional adequacy of a variety of diets.
This unit will deliver core knowledge and skills to enable you to assess and analyse an individual’s nutritional status using dietary intake (measurement of an individual’s food intake, calculation of their nutritional requirements and potential management strategies) and body composition assessment. You will learn assessment of nutritional status using standard and advanced anthropometric methods. You will also learn a range of dietary intake assessment methods, the calculation of nutritional requirements and identify practical management strategies should the need for nutritional intervention be identified. This unit includes teaching on dietary-related diseases and conditions and covers practical skills in designing individual level dietary support and interventions.
This unit examines the theory, methods and applications of health promotion in the context of changing individual and population behaviours for the improvement of society’s health.
Dissertation with Research Methods
In this unit you will design and undertake a significant scientific research study on a topic of professional interest and relevance in your specialist study area.
Practical Nutrition for Athletes
This unit will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience required for a practising nutritionist to work in the field of sport and exercise nutrition. Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practicals, you will consider the communication, professional and practical skills necessary to translate sports nutrition principles into applied professional advice in a range of sporting environments.
This unit will cover the physiological responses and adaptations of the body that occur with exercise training and performance.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
This unit will cover the key concepts in sport and exercise nutrition, with specific focus on macronutrient and micronutrient intakes, ergogenic aids and nutritional periodisation for performance.
Research Trends in Performance Nutrition
This unit will focus on recent and current research in nutrition for athletic performance and its application to an athletic population, with reference to performance, recovery and health of athletes. It will relate to food and nutritional supplementation, in addition to exercise methods that may be manipulated to enhance performance.
Laboratory Techniques in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
This unit will provide in depth knowledge into laboratory techniques used in sports and exercise nutrition, research and practice. It will provide theoretical underpinning and practical application of techniques relating to nutrition, physiology and performance.