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CODE 101322
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/49
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Understand the importance of nutritional status correlated with physical activity

- Address people of all ages to a correct diet based on the type of physical activity performed

- Address elite athletes to a correct diet, in particular before, during and after training or competition

- Acquire knowledge and skills in the field of supplementation 

- Acquire knowledge and skills regarding body composition assessment methods

TEACHING METHODS

online and presence lessons

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liase and arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Sports nutrition: dietary strategies for endurance sports, power sports, alternating sports and weight category sports

- Supplement for the athletes

- Diet and physical activity for subjects of all ages and for subjects with special nutritional needs (i.e. vegetarians, vegans)

- Methods for assessing body composition in athletes

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Didactic material provided by the professor

Kerksick CM, Wilborn CD, Roberts MD, et al. ISSN exercise & sports nutrition review update: research & recommendations. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2018; 15 (1): 38. Published 2018 Aug 1. doi: 10.1186 / s12970-018-0242-y

Negro M., Conti G, Marzatico F. Nutrition and Sport - Ediermes 2007

Giampietro M. Nutrition for physical exercise and sport - Pensiero Scientifico Editore, 2005

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final exam aims to assess the student's acquisition of knowledge and skills related to sport nutrition:

- Be able to process an adequate nutritional assessment and develop nutritional plans suitable for athletes, considering the timing of nutrients in the training, competition and recovery phases.

- Know the proper use of nutritional supplements and their mechanisms of action.

- Know the dietary strategies for athletes of all ages and for athletes with particular nutritional needs (i.e. vegetarians, vegans)

- Know the body composition assessment methods