v2054 Applied sports nutrition

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/7. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D. (lecturer), Ing. Lucia Štulrajterová (deputy)
Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
v2054/01: Tue 8:50–9:35 A11/206, M. Kumstát
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to explain the basic concepts related to sports nutrition; students obtain information about the current knowledge in sports nutrition and will be able to apply and integrate the information into the sports training and competition. This course provides and highlights key areas of sports nutrition. It deals primarily with general nutritional principles. Specifically it draws on examples from various sports to illustrate the nutritional goals of athletes in training and competition.
  • Overview of sports nutrition (basics, terminology)
  • Nutrition issues in preparation for competition and training, during exercise and for recovery after training and competition
  • Hydration strategies pre, during and post competition and training; dehydration in sport
  • Nutrition issues in an endurance athlete - the role of carbohydrates
  • Nutrition in a strength athlete - the role of protein
  • Sport specific nutrition (team sports, winter sports, etc.)
  • Application of nutritional supplements in sports environment; the role of ergogenic aids
  • Specific health issues related to sports nutrition; nutrition for special populations: children and the aging athlete
    recommended literature
  • BURKE, Louise and Vicki DEAKIN. Clinical Sports Nutrition. 4th ed. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2010. xix, 715. ISBN 9780070277205. info
  • BENARDOT, Dan. Advanced sports nutrition. 2nd ed. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2012. xii, 411. ISBN 9781450401616. info
  • Sports nutrition. Edited by Ron J. Maughan. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. xiv, 666. ISBN 9781118275764. info
  • Sports nutrition : enhancing athletic performanc. Edited by Bill I. Campbell. New York: CRC Press, 2013. xv, 321. ISBN 9781466513587. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures including practical discussion - specific training / competition nutritional strategies; the evidence based rationale for using nutritional supplements and justification of the selected food components; in the last lecture students orally present selected case studies.
Assessment methods
- attendance (1 absence allowed) - seminar work
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Minimální počet studentů zapsaných do předmětu je 12. Nebude-li tento limit naplněn, je děkan FSpS oprávněn zrušit konání předmětu
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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