Module Overview


Module aims: To provide the learner with a deep understanding of the constituent elements of food. To provide the learner with a deep comprehension of food components, sources and functions. To investigate hydration and various hydration strategies. To provide an insight into illegal substances, drugs, alcohol and supplements and their effects on exercise performance To highlight eating disorders and their relationship with exercise programmes To ensure an in depth knowledge of the digestive process. To instil the expertise to evaluate and recommend appropriate nutrition strategies for individuals and teams

Module Code

SMCO H3013

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Digestion Reviewed,Proteins - (Structure, Functions, Sources),Carbohydrates - (Structure, Functions, Sources), Fatty Acids and Glycerol - (Structure, Functions, Sources), Vitamins and Minerals - (Structure, Functions, Sources), Hydration - (Functions, Sources, Strategies),Ergogenics - (Anabolics, Supplements),Nutrition and Recovery,Nutrition and Team Sports,Nutrition and Power Athletes, Body Builders, Weight Lifters,Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30