Module Title:Nutrition and Doping Regulation in Sport
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in two theory classes of one hours each for a period of 12 weeks. The theory classes will include lectures, Q&A, group discussion, online quizzes, and guest lecturers where appropriate.
Module Aim: To provide students with an understanding of the role of nutrition, nutritional practices and supplementation in enhancing exercise and sport performance. To provide students with an understanding of current Irish and International doping regulations in Sport
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of current drug and supplement use in sport and of Irish and International regulations in this area.
LO2 Explain the role of nutrition in the preparation for competition
LO3 Recommend and advise on the best nutritional practices and nutritional requirements for participation in exercise and competitive sport at all levels
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Drug and Supplementation use
Commonly used/abused drugs and supplements in sports; EPO, Anabolic Steroids, Beta Blockers etc. and possible future directions i.e gene doping
Doping Regulation
Irish sports council, WADA. History of doping. Drug testing protocol; players rights and obligations.
Sports Nutrition
Healthy balanced diet. Energy requirements and current practices of athletes. Food pyramid/plate. Basic nutrients. Assessment of diet. Timing of ingestion, Hydration/electrolyte balance, Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Presentation on a specific topic on doping regulation and/or banned substance. Approx 15 mins in length 1 30.00 n/a
Essay Completion of Nutrition essay totalling a minimum of 2000 words 2,3 70.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSBC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport, Business and Coaching 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 3 Mandatory