22415 Sports Nutrition

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Nutrition and Dietetic students are well educated in nutrition as a science, trained as Clinical and Therapeutic nutritionists and also are expected to be effective nutritionists in sports field as well. An effective sports nutritionist is knowledgeable in nutrition requirements of sports persons and able to formulate effective meal plans according to the requirement of the chosen sport of the individuals, which will reinforce the achievement of excellence in their sport. Within the derived training module, students will be gaining exposure to the acute and chronic difficulties and challenges faced by the sports persons and learning the techniques to deal with those situations, including the current approaches used by the trained professionals in this field.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a prospect for students to learn new concepts along with the contemporary study design.
  • By end of this course student would be able to understand and interpret the concept of sports nutrition
  • They would also be able to differentiate the nutritional requirements of sports persons from normal individuals



Exercise physiology and metabolism- Definitions, Types of exercises (aerobic and anaerobic), limiting factors. Exercise intensity and duration. Adaptations to exercise: physiological and metabolic adaptations to training. Fatigue: types, overtraining, oxygen debt theory, EPOC.


Assessment and health and fitness of athletes. Ideal body composition and nutrition for different sports (endurance sports, intermittent, strength & power, swimming and yoga) and events (marathon and triathlon).


Sports specific Nutrition: effect of specific nutrients on work performance (amino acids, vitamins and minerals) and physical fitness. Nutrients that support physical activity, mobilization of fuel stores during exercise.


Meal plan development and recipes for peak performance. Nutritional requirement based on condition: vegetarian, female athletes, veteran athletes and young athletes. Pre-game and post-game meals.


Sports injury: causes, types, recovery, role of warm up and cool down. Rehabilitation: concepts, objectives and therapeutic modalities (heat and cold, soft tissue massage). Clinical sports nutrition: DM and CVD. Sports psychology and nutritional counselling.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The purpose of this course is to facilitate the students with an adequate knowledge and exposure in the emerging field of sports nutrition.
  • The course is tailor made for pursuing a career in Fitness centers, Sports centers, Hospitals and Corporate nutrition sector.

Course Content

Scope and opportunities of Sports nutrition

  • Scope and opportunities of Sports nutrition

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Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Each assignment carries 25 Marks


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