Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2014/2015
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
Disciplinary sector: 
METHODS AND TEACHING OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES (M-EDF/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

English

Course description

At the end of the course the student will be able to assess the nutritional requirements of athletes according to the different type of training and performance and to the different phases of the competitive season: training:, competition, post-competition, including hydration. The student will be also able to evaluate the effects of the most common diets on the performance.

Prerequisites

Biochemical principles of intermediate metabolism; principles of sport physiology, and dietetics

Syllabus

At the end of the course the student will be able to assess the nutritional needs of athletes according to the different type of training and performance with regard to the different phases of the competitive season: training, competition, post-competition, including hydration.
- Extimation of calories for the construction of diet and anthropometry in athletes (1CFU)
-Nutritional needs in sports (1CFU);
- Low-carb diet and sports performance (1CFU);
- Vegetarian and vegan diet in sports and performance (1CFU);
-nutrigenics and sports (1CFU);
- Individual sports: features and energy requirements (0,5CFU)
- Team sports: characteristics and energy demands (0,5CFU)

Teoretical skills:

- Anthropometry and sport;
- Principles of nutrition in different sport;
-Nutrition in: training, competition, post-competition;
-Percompetitive feeding
-Nutrigenetics and sports;
-- Low-carb diet and sports performance;
- Vegetarian and vegan diet and sport performance

Teaching Methods

Lectures, Seminars

Textbooks

P. Buono et al. Sport & Nutrizione, Idelson Gnocchi Ed. Napoli, 2018;
McArdle BS M.Ed PhD, William D., Katch, Frank I., Katch, V (2006): Exercise Physiology: Energy, Nutrition, and Human Performance
Other material distributed during the course

Learning assessment

The final exam aims to verify the achievement of the previously indicated objectives. At the end of the course, the student will perform a final multiple-choice test (30 items) based on the arguments of the program; the exam is considered passed when the students has correctly answered at least 18 questions (18/30).The test lasts 30 minutes. Failure to pass the exam requires the exam to be repeated in the next sessions.

More information

Knowledge
Advanced knowledge about the nutritional requirement of athletes according to the type of training and performance
Expertise
Knowledge on the effects of different type of diet on the sport performance;
To verify the effects of different-type of diet on the performance trougth all sport season;