2018 Summer School Subject List

Diet & Nutrition for Health and Sport (EDGU1003) - Opens 03 Oct 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)  Thea Werkhoven - thea.werkhoven@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 24 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
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.


4x multiple choice quizzes & a 2000 word report (eg. 2 x 1000 word papers, 1 x 2hr exam, participation)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 24 Jan 2018


Mon 09:00 - 14:00 (break between 11:00 - 12:00)

Wed 09:00 - 14:00 (break between 11:00 - 12:00)


Mon 14:00 - 16:00

Wed 14:00 - 16:00


Understanding Nutrition Australia and New Zealand edition, 2017, by Whitney, Rolfes, Cameron-Smith, Walsh and Crowe 3rd Ed, Cengage Publishing