EHR332 Nutrition for Health and Performance (8)

The primary focus of this subject is to provide the scientific background, knowledge and assessment skills related to meeting the nutritional needs of healthy active people. This subject will address current concepts and controversies relating to both health and sports nutrition by linking information in the fields of exercise science and nutrition. This subject will also explore the role of nutrition in optimising training responses and adaptations, sports performance, health and well-being, and disease prevention in both children and adults.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR332. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

Diploma of Exercise Studies

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology as well as the foundation knowledge of nutrition for health prior to undertaking this subject.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the relationship between nutrition and the energy demands of athletes compared to healthy individuals;
  • be able to critique current sports nutrition literature;
  • be able to identify individuals at nutritional risk based on basic dietary analysis;
  • be able to use current guidelines to provide appropriate general advice on nutrition for athletes and healthy individuals;
  • be able to determine appropriate referral pathways for individuals who require further specialised nutrition advice;
  • be able to explain the importance of fluid and electrolytes and methods of hydration monitoring;
  • be able to explain the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids;
  • be able to explain common sports related nutrition concerns to lay people; and
  • be able to recognise the varied nutritional needs of individuals with known risk factors for, or presence of, varied lifestyle diseases that are pertinent to most developed countries.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sourcing and critiquing nutrition literature.
  • Nutrition requirements for healthy individuals (NRVs/ADG/AGHE).
  • Nutrition requirements for athletes, including special needs for individual sports and vegetarians.
  • Nutrition requirements of individuals with risk factors for, or presence of, lifestyle disease.
  • Assessment of nutritional risk, including basic dietary analysis.
  • Translation of nutrition evidence into practical general advice for lay people.
  • Referral pathways for nutrition advice including nutrition scope of practice.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR332 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online module quiz x5
Case study response #1
Case study response #2
Case study reflection
Final examination (compulsory item)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.