Nutrição no Desporto - Educação Física e Desporto - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: DEP
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 12.00
Theorical-Pratical: 24.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 12.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Educação Física e Desporto - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Ana José Aguiar Rodrigues
Ana José Aguiar Rodrigues

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático
Ensino prático e laboratorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

With the development of this curricular unit, it is intended that the student should:

1. Identify and master the principles of a healthy and balanced diet.

2. To know and to experience the importance of nutrition in sport, including nutritional needs associated with: the general population at different stages of the life, in physically active people and athletes of different modalities, in a sustained manner through up-to-date research and scientific evidence reliable.

3. Apply methods of evaluation of nutritional status in the general population, physically active people and athletes.

4. Recognize and understand the role of diet and exercise in the development of weight management and hypertrophy programs.

5. Identify and recognize the effects of dietary supplements and dopant substances on body and sports performance.

Evaluation Criteria

The syllabus will be addressed through theoretical, theoretical-practical and practical laboratory sessions. The classes presented a largely expository character, using audio-visual equipment and supported by documentation in digital and paper. Will also be requested task, and fostered debate situations, cooperation, analysis and critical reflection among students. The assessment in this course based on the following field and parameters: (i) the preparation of a working group focused on a case study oriented, structured and assessed at different stages, through meetings between the group and the teacher (30%); (ii) one test (25%); (iii) two short tests (12.5% each), and (iv) Continuous assessment (20%) based on the following criteria: attendance, participation and written assignments. It is required the attend in a minimum of 75% of total of sessions

Program Resume (get program detail)

1. Origin and History of Nutrition in Sport

2. Food nutrients, digestion, absorption and assimilation

2.1. Macronutrients (Nutrition Requirements, Organ Functions and Dietary Sources)

2.2. Micronutrients (Nutrition Requirements, Functions in the Body and Dietary Sources)

2.3. Digestion and absorption of nutrients

3. Human Bioenergetics Exercise

4. Nutritional Recommendations People Physically Actively

4.1. Exercise and nutrition recommendations

4.2. Nutrition?s considerations in differents sports

4.3. Exercise, Thermoregulation, and Fluid Balance

5. Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management

6. Nutrition, strength and hypertrophy

7. Nutritional supplement and ergogenic aid

8. Doping

9. Case Studies

Main Bibliography

Campbell, B.I. & Spano, M.A. (Eds). (2011). NSCA`s guide to sport and exercise nutrition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Driskell, J.A. & Wolinsky, I. (Eds). (2009). Nutritional Concerns in Recreation Exercise and Sport. Florida: CRC Press

Lanham-New, S.A., Stear, S., Shirreffs, S. & Collins, A. (Eds) (2011). Sport and Exercise Nutrition. West Sussex:Wiley-Blackwell

Ross, A.C., Caballero, B., Cousins, R.J., Tucker, K.L. & Ziegler, T.R. (Eds). (2014). Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease (11th Edition). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Teixeira, P., Sardinha, L.B. & Barata, J.L.T. (Eds). (2008). Nutrição, Exercício e Saúde. Lisboa: Lidel

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