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Health and Life Sciences Department of Sport and Health Sciences Nutrition can have profound effects upon both human health and athletic performance. Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes focuses on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and performance. It is aimed at graduates who have already developed a real interest in sports or exercise nutrition and wish to further their knowledge and improve their practical skills in this exciting area of study. The course is based on the latest scientific research and best contemporary practice. It is designed to fulfil the needs of those who wish to work with athletes as well as those who want to improve health, fitness or exercise performance. Course content We expect that you will have a strong understanding of either human nutrition or sport and exercise science. The first semester requires that you enrol in either Human Nutrition or Exercise Physiology modules, according to which aspect of your knowledge needs most improvement. This format will allow you to progress to advanced-level classes in which a strong understanding of both human nutrition and exercise physiology is essential. To complete an MSc, you need to obtain 180 M-level credits and for a PGDip, 120 M-level credits. Human Nutrition* (20 M credits) examines: * the importance of macro- and micro-nutrient intake for human health including the typical sources of these nutrients in western diets * biochemical pathways that control and provide energy * the relationship between energy intake, metabolic function, and cellular growth and repair * digestion, absorption and utilisation of nutrient intake * nutritional needs and problems of individuals with different lifestyles and attitudes to energy intake * the scientific basis for established nutritional goals recommended for healthy living. Exercise Physiology** (20 M credits) examines: * acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise * biochemical pathways that control and provide energy * the role of exercise in promoting healthy living and competitive performance * the principles of exercise training * exercise needs of special populations (including the female athlete, the young athlete, the elderly athlete, the elite athlete) * immune response to exercise. *Nutrition graduates are exempt from Human Nutrition **SportExercise Science graduates are exempt from Exercise Physiology Sport and Exercise Nutrition in Practice (20 M credits) draws upon the experience of experts who are currently involved in providing nutritional support for people who participate in sport and exercise. Strategies that focus on selected behavioural manipulation techniques known to enhance healthy dietary strategies will be covered. Finally, the use of case studies and practical experience will link the theoretical and applied aspects of the course to provide graduates with the necessary skills to meet the challenges faced by contemporary sport and exercise nutritionists. Research Methods (20 M credits) examines: * research design in exercise, sport and nutrition research * advanced statistical methods * philosophical aspects of conveying the scientific method * report writing for scientific and general audiences * presentation skills for scientific and general audiences. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health (20 M credits) examines in detail the relationships between diet, exercise, disease and longevity. Particular attention is given to the influences of exercise and nutrition upon health and body weight. The management of nutrition and health goals of both elite and recreational exercisers is also considered. Current Research in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition (20 M credits) examines and explores contemporary research in sport and exercise nutrition. This class will promote discussion of the latest findings from peer reviewed journals. You will also be expected to contribute to this discussion through directed and independent reading of relevant material. La
Health and Life Sciences Department of Sport and Health Sciences Nutrition can have profound effects upon both human health and athletic performance. Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Oxford Brookes focuses on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and performance. It is aimed at graduates who have already developed a real interest in sports or exercise nutrition and wish to further their knowledge and improve their practical skills in this exciting area of study. The cou...