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Unit of Study NUTR1001 - Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity (2023)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate a basic nutrition assessment using common methods

explain the roles of food/nutrients, energy balance and body composition in health and physical activity

apply the Australian healthy eating guidelines to provide general advice on nutrition, including strategies to improve exercise performance and recovery and body composition, working individually and in groups.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Whitney, E., Rolfes, S.R., Crowe, T., Walsh, A., 2019, Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand Edition, 4th, Cengage Learning Australia, S. Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780170424431.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • NHMRC 2013, Eat for health. Australian Dietary Guidelines Summary (N55a), NHMRC, Canberra. Available from:

  • Students require access to:

    • internet
    • metric household measuring cups, spoons, jugs
    • calculator

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.