bk2122 Sport nutrition

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
7/7. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Iva Hrnčiříková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Michal Kumstát, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Fri 6. 3. 10:05–11:45 203 - seminární místnost, Fri 20. 3. 10:30–12:10 A11/235, Fri 3. 4. 9:15–11:45 225 - seminární místnost
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
bk2122/01: Fri 13. 3. 12:10–14:40 203 - seminární místnost, Fri 27. 3. 16:20–18:00 velká zasedací místnost děkanát, 227, Fri 17. 4. 14:40–16:20 A11/236, M. Kumstát
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to apply key principles of nutrition to the field of sport on the basis of the specifics of practiced sports training in an effort to support training adaptation, regeneration and sporting performance.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course students will be able to:
- characterize the specifics of sports nutrition and to distinguish them from non-sports nutrition practises;
- orientate and correctly interpret the latest nutritional recommendations for athletes in support of the regeneration, adaptation and sports performance;
- apply basic knowledge of human nutrition to the environment of various sports disciplines;
- assess and correct the nutritional needs of athletes of various ages and the varying intensity of the training process;
- analyze the nutritional needs of the athlete;
- Apply specific nutritional strategies optimizing sports performance;
- Identify the health risks resulting from the variable training process and can recommend appropriate nutritional measures;
- recommend the use of dietary supplements and sports foods to optimize sports training.
  • 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
  • CLARK, Nancy. Sportovní výživa. 3., dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2014. 392 s. ISBN 9788024746555. info
  • BENARDOT, Dan. Advanced sports nutrition. 2nd ed. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2012. xii, 411. ISBN 9781450401616. info
  • BURKE, Louise. Practical sports nutrition. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2007. xi, 531. ISBN 9780736046954. info
Teaching methods
Students prepare case studies for seminars.
Assessment methods
- case study presentation - written test (4 open questions) - oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, spring 2021.
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