Core Module Information
Module title: Sport and Health Nutrition

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08108
Module leader: Lesley Ingram-Sills
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

During the module you will learn how nutrition is important for health, adaptations to physical activity, weight maintenance, and exercise performance. The module will cover macro and micronutrients, supplementation, body composition and weight management and the nutritional requirements for a healthy life style and also a sporting context. You will examine the digestive system and its structure and function, dietary needs based on energy expenditure, supplements as performance enhancers. You will explore healthy means of body mass control and common dietary problems for exercise performance and health. On this module we will look at trends in nutrition and facts and fallacies of dietary claims. We will also explore the validity and reliability of the different means and methods available to assess nutrition.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Differentiate between the structure and functions of the gastro-intestinal system.

LO2: Explain the characteristics of a healthy diet within the context of sport performance and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

LO3: Examine specifically the functions of the energy nutrients with reference to the body at rest, and in mild and heavy exercise.

LO4: Explain the characteristics of the functions of the micronutrients and water to exercise performance, and assess the significance of dietary supplementation with vitamins, minerals and other substances and the use of fluids and electrolytes in exercise.

LO5: Explain the effects of diet and exercise on body composition and examine the mechanisms for weight control.

LO6: Comprehend the nutritional issues associated with lifestyle and fitness training and assess methods of dietary manipulation aimed at optimising health and exercise performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lesley Ingram-Sills
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 4,6 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Class Test 25 1,2,3,4,6 7 HOURS= 00.45, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08108 Sport & Health Nutrition