The unit will provide students with insight into the significance of the relationship between the different nutrients, nutrition and health. The role of changing nutrition requirements with both age and gender to maintain health and conditions that may result in nutritional deficiencies or excesses. Students will acquire an understanding of the relationship between nutrition and exercise demands in maintaining good health and wellness. Cultural differences in terms of nutrition and how these influence health and wellness will also be addressed. Students will also be introduced to the concept of scientific methodology and clinical reasoning and be required to demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in retrieving, reviewing and critiquing exercise and sport science and exercise and sort medical literature. The unit will equip and enable students to understand how they can improve a person's health through effective nutrition.
Prescribed Text - NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE