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Sport Science BA (B), Nutrition with a focus on sport, 7.5 credits

General data

Code: IV056G
Subject/Main field: Idrottsvetenskap
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (B)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Health Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 9/29/2015
Version valid from: 1/4/2016


The course aims to give basic knowledge of nutrition, such as nutrient function in the body and the human need for nutrients and energy from various training load. Furthermore, the course aims to provide knowledge about the relationship between nutrition, health and performance.

Course objectives

After the course the student should:
- Account for different nutrient uptake and its function in the body
- Identify the nutritional needs of different individuals with different physical conditions
- Implement costly registrations as well as defining and using nutritional recommendations for individuals
- Apply their knowledge and critically evaluate scientific literature within the sports nutrition


- Digestive system and energy metabolism
- Nutritional recommendations
- Dietary analysis
- Carbohydrates, fats and proteins before, during and after various sporting activities
- Vitamins, minerals and other supplements related to health and performance
- Hydration
- Consequences of positive and negative energy balance

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Jeukendrup, A., Gleeson, M
Title: Sport nutrition: an introduction to energy production and performance
Edition: 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Comment: 9780736079624

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