2018 Winter School Subject List

Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport (EDGU1003) - Opens 10 May 2017

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

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

(1) Dr Wayne Cotton - wayne.cotton@sydney.edu.au
(2)  Thea Werkhoven - thea.werkhoven@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 19 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 200 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 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 quizzes worth 15% each and a dietary assessment report worth 40% of final mark.


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 19 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon & Wed, 9:00 - 13:00

Tutorials (Groups to be assigned Mon 3rd during the Lecture):

Groups 1 & 2 - Mon & Wed, 14:00 - 16:00

Groups 3 & 4 - Mon & Wed, 16:00 - 18:00



Mon: Lecture Theatre 1 (Room 405), Physics Building

Wed: Philosophy Room S249, Quad Building

Tutorials - Groups 1 & 2:

Mon: Seminar Room 508, Education Building

Wed: Seminar Room 323, Education Building

Tutorials - Groups 3 & 4:

Mon: Seminar Room 427, Teachers College Building

Wed: Seminar Room 323A, Teachers College Building


Whitney and Rolfes’ Understanding Nutrition