SPCO107-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Sport Nutrition

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course provides an understanding of nutritional principles for healthy living and maintaining and improving sporting performance. The course will identify recommended nutritional practices for various populations including athletes, recreational exercisers, and groups with specific nutritional needs. The use of nutritional supplements in sporting performance will also be examined.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable Note

Note the above Intensive Block labs are run in Christchurch on campus, offered over 2 days from 28
and 29 August. Students need to be physically present for these in-person labs.

Course Coordinator

Matt Hobbs


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lab Worksheets 20% Covers each lab's content. Due each lab.
Experiment Poster 40% Collect data and write up a nutritional intervention experiment in a poster format. This is due 9am. Learning outcomes 4, 6.
1.5 Hour Test 40% Covers the theoretical content of the course delivered in the first 6 weeks. Learning outcomes 1- 5. Time to be confirmed.

Additional Course Outline Information

Where to submit and collect work

Where applicable students will be expected to submit assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site on or before the due time and date.  Student assessments are processed through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

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