Course Coordinator:Rachael Thurecht (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Health and Behavioural Sciences
UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
Nutrition plays an important role in healthy, active lifestyles. This course covers key concepts for providing individual nutrition advice to healthy active individuals. You will learn how to collect and evaluate habitual dietary intake, measure body composition, and learn about the relationship of diet to health and athletic performance. Nutrition support for sport and exercise, supplementation, and scope of professional practice will also be covered.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous learning and teaching materials||1.5hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Applied activities||2hrs||Week 1||12 times|
|Information session – Assessment drop-ins||1hr||Week 4||2 times|
Energy expenditure and calculating requirements
Dietary measurement methods (application, strengths and limitations);
Dietary analysis (quantitative, quantitative and with using a ready reckoner);
Measuring and interpreting body composition (application, strengths and limitations);
Diet planning and SMART goals (for weight maintenance and for changing body composition);
Exercise nutrition (basics);
Hydration (principles and assessment);
Sports supplements and sports foods
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Define the macronutrients and key micronutrients in common food sources required for healthy, active individuals||Knowledgeable|
|2||Explain common dietary assessment methodologies including their strengths and limitations||Knowledgeable|
|3||Calculate dietary intake data using dietary assessment methods||Creative and critical thinker|
|4||Assess and evaluate habitual dietary intake, physical activity and body composition in active individuals||Creative and critical thinker|
|5||Create evidence-based dietary recommendations for healthy, active individuals within scope of professional practice.||Engaged|
|6||Formulate and justify appropriate plans to monitor dietary intake and body composition in active individuals with other stakeholders as required||Engaged|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
NUT212 or SPX211
NUT202 or NUT203 or SPX352
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Students will receive continuous, ongoing formative feedback from the practical activities which occur throughout the weekly tutorials in preparation for assessment tasks.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 5||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 10||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Online quiz|
To demonstrate your knowledge of key nutrition concepts taught in this course.
Online test composed of multiple choice, true or false and matching questions delivered through the course Canvas site.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Workbook|
The goal of this task is for you to demonstrate and apply your knowledge of dietary assessment methodologies. You will also demonstrate your ability to analyse and evaluate diet, physical activity and body composition data and formulate evidence-based recommendations within your scope of professional practice.
You will individually complete one workbook comprised of calculations and short answer questions that relate to the weekly learning activities. Where referencing is required, you are expected to reference information used to support your answers using Vancouver JAMA style.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Open Book Case Study|
The goal of this task is to assess the students understanding of key elements related to providing individual nutrition advice. Key elements include assessing diet and body composition data, providing dietary suggestions and a monitoring strategy while remaining within scope of professional practice.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Online open book case studies. Students will respond to short and long response questions for two case scenarios where they will provide nutrition advise for active healthy individuals.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Recommended||Regina Belski, Adrienne Forsyth, Evangeline Mantzioris||2019||Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Performance: a practical guide for students, sports enthusiasts and professionals||n/a||Allen & Unwin|
|Required||NHMRC||2013||Australian Dietary Guidelines: Providing the scientific evidence for healthier Australian diets||n/a||n/a|
|Required||NHMRC||2013||Eat for Health Educator Guide – Information for nutrition educators||n/a||n/a|
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
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