sport nutrition - 391140)
Course Title
sport nutrition
Course Number
Instructor Name
Manal Badrasawi
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
First Semester 2019
First Semester 2018
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

The main focus of this course is the nutritional implications with  fitness and sports. This course explores the essential basis of  atheltes nutrtion, starting from understanding the physiological and metabolic sequences in sports and exercise. Types of muscle and types of exercises that can enhance the muscle size and function. With deep focus on athelets nutritional and water  requirements before, during and after exercise. The course also covered the ergogrnic supplementation and their abuse among atheltes and body builders.

Course Objectives
  • To give the students the basic background of sports, types of exercise and the level of fitness
  • To brief the students about the physiological and metabolic changes in exercise
  • To give full understanding of atleltes nutritional requirements and meal pattern to enhance the performance
  • To clarify the nutrition related problems in atheletes
  • To teach the students the skills of nutrition assessment for atheletes

To cover the ergogenic supplementation in details; use and abuse, safety and legal considerations

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
  1. The students will be able to assess and calculate the energy and nutrients requirement for the atheletes
  2. The students will understand the effect of exercise on cardiovascular and neuromuscular physiology and metabolism,
  3. The studnents will understamd the common nutritional problem that the athletes are at risk to develop
  4. The students will have the theoretical information about the ergogenic supplementation , types and health claims
  5. The students will be able to evaluate the ergogenic supplementation and their benefit and risk
  6. The students will be able to recognize the critical problems among atheltes such as dehydration, hypoglycemia and hyponatremia, and how they can solve this problem by nutrition intervention
  7. The students will be able to design meals for atheletes; before exercise, during and after exercise (1)
Textbook and References

Sport and Exercise Nutrition 

Nutriton for sport 

Nutrition for fitness 

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
Exams 80%
Presentation+ assignment 10%
Case report 10%