HNE-36806 Nutrition and Sports


Studiepunten 6.00

One day excursion8
Practical intensively supervised15
Project learning10
Course coordinator(s)dr. MR Mensink
S Meyboom
dr. AG Nieuwenhuizen
Lecturer(s)dr. MR Mensink
S Meyboom
ir. PJM Hulshof
prof. dr. RF Witkamp
prof. dr. ir. IMCM Rietjens
prof. dr H. Daanen (TNO)
dr I. Gobes-de Punder (ZGV)
Examiner(s)dr. MR Mensink

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Nutritional Physiology HAP-30306

Continuation courses:

Thesis or Internship (Human Nutrition/Human and Animal Physiology)


This course provides an advanced and integrated approach of metabolic and physiological aspects of physical activity and athletic performance in the perspective of nutrition and health. The course consists of three parts: Exercise Physiology (week 1-2), Nutrition and Sports (week 3-5), Sport, Nutrition and Health (week 6).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course student are expected to:
- have knowledge and understanding of the metabolic pathways of energy expenditure during physical activity;
- have knowledge and understanding of the physiological changes during physical activity;
- have knowledge of and can explain nutritional strategies to achieve nutritional requirements for different types of athletes;
- have knowledge of and can advise athletes which nutrients/nutritional strategies improve performance;
- have knowledge of the relationship between nutrition, sport and certain health problems (i.e. immune function, GI function and the female athlete triad).


The course consists of lectures by staff and invited lecturers, excursions, tutorials, and project education as well as practicals related to exercise physiology.


- individual written examination and evaluation practicals and project assignment.


Sport Nutrition . An Introduction To Energy Production And Performance. Asker Jeukendrup & Michael Gleeson English - Paperback, 488 pages | Human Kinetics Publishers | 2nd Revised edition | March 2010 ISBN10 0736079629.ISBN13 9780736079624. Course reader will be available at the WURshop.

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