Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport (EDGU1003)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.