Sports Medicine, Health and Wellbeing

Explore the influence and impact of diet and exercise on health, well-being and the prevention of some diseases and the relevance of sports nutrition in athletic performance.

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Key facts

  • Module codeSPSU9SM
  • Start date 23 Sep 2024
  • Application deadline9 Sep 2024
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 20
  • SCQF level Level 9
  • Fees Scotland: £303; Rest of UK/RoI: £1,542; International: £3,550
  • Mode of study full time
  • Delivery blended

Overview

In this module, students will explore the influence and impact of diet and exercise on health, well-being and the prevention of some diseases and the relevance of sports nutrition in athletic performance. The lecturers on the module include an expert on exercise physiology and muscle biology and a sports dietitian with experience working with professional athletes and industry.

Flexible learning

This short course forms part of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. You can study other stand-alone continuing professional development (CPD) short courses from this degree:

If you’re interested in studying more than one module from this course, please email our Admissions team at postgraduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk to discuss your course of study.

Entrance requirements

Students will need to have taken the following modules:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1;
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill.
  • IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.

Objectives

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, and health and be able to advise the general population on healthy food/activity choices.
  • Describe the methods and analysis available for assessing energy intake, energy expenditure and body composition.
  • Demonstrate a variety of skills and techniques that are specialised to measure body composition.
  • Interpret and critically evaluate the data from different methods of assessing energy intake and output.
  • Present an analysis of nutrition/activity datasets through a scientific report.

Delivery and assessment

The lectures will be delivered online. Practical skill lab sessions and seminars will be face to face. The module will be assessed through coursework (1 summative, 1 formative) and final exam (essay type questions - summative).

Dates on campus

Every week there will be a two-hour session (not mandatory) plus two seminars and two practical skills labs (mandatory).

For the mandatory sessions, students will choose the day of their preference in those weeks: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Module coordinator

Dr Nidia Rodriguez-Sanchez

What next?

Contact us

If you have any questions about entry requirements for our continuing professional development and short courses, contact our Admissions team.

For all other questions, please use our enquiry form.