ESSC11005 - Health and Sports Nutrition

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with information on the role of nutrition for general health as well as for optimising exercise and sports performance. You will learn how to measure dietary intake and how to evaluate a diet based on current guidelines. You will also learn about ethical use of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids as well as their role in optimising exercise and sports performance. Upon completion of this unit, you will also be able to use current guidelines to provide appropriate dietary recommendations to improve health, change body composition, and optimise exercise and sports performance.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: ESSC11001

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.16% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback and staff feedback
Feedback
The assessment tasks compliment the unit content very well.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will attempt to maintain a direct link between unit content and assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator maintained a direct link between lecture content and unit assessments.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
It would be nice to have more discussion around performance enhancing drugs.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will attempt to incorporate slightly more information on the topic of performance enhancing drugs.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator included more information in regard to performance enhancing drugs.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Lectures were great because of the lecture’s stories and incorporation of his research into the class.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to incorporate his research and tell relevant stories to engage students in lecture content.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to include stories relevant to unit content.
Source: Student feedback and self-reflection.
Feedback
Having access to lectures from the previous year is great.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will attempt to continue to post lectures from the previous year given the core content is equitable between years and the lecture video/sound quality from the previous year is of good quality.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback and staff feedback.
Feedback
The teacher is very interactive and relatable even over video conferencing.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will attempt to keep the lecture content interactive, practical, and relatable.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe general health and sports nutrition concepts.
  2. Perform dietary analysis, interpret the results, and make recommendations to improve health outcomes.
  3. Justify and communicate nutritional advice for general health, and exercise and sports performance.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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