2018 Summer School Subject List

Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport (EDGU1003) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Education and Social Work
Department: Education and Social Work
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Ms Thea Werkhoven - thea.werkhoven@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Wayne Cotton - wayne.cotton@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 
End Date: 30 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 200 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


Nutrition is important for physical growth and health throughout the human lifespan, during pregnancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the senior years. Nutrition is a crucial factor in sports performance and athletic endeavours, because food is used as fuel for physical activity. Diet and nutrition affect body composition, the day to day functioning of the human body and nutrition also affects the brain and cognitive performance. Students in this unit of study will be able to analyse the content and quality of their own diet and make informed decisions concerning foods, nutrients and supplements to optimise their daily nutrient intake and physical performance.


Four multiple choice quizzes (4x15%) and a 2000wd dietary analysis assignment (40%).


Start Date: 09 Jan 2017     End Date: 30 Jan 2017

Lectures: Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 - 14:00 hrs

Tutorials: Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 hrs


ABS Collaborative Learning Studio 3190


Understanding Nutrition by Rolfes, Crowe, Cameron-Smith, Walsh and Whitney. 2013, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne. USYD library record number b5367153 for 2 hour loans or b4816050 for the online textbook.