Information Package / Course Catalogue
Sports Nutrition
Course Code: BSÖ574
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 7
Objectives of the Course

Objectives of the course are to comprehend basic nutrition principals for health, to explain carbohydrate, protein, fats, water, vitamins, minerals, and their importance on sportive performance, to teach special diets applications and its’ reasons, nutritional ergogenic aids, and antioxidant nutrition principles, to conceive energy balance for body weight control, basal metabolic rate and daily caloric assessment.

Course Content

Basic nutrition principals, basic (carbohydrate, protein, fats) and supporter (vitamins, minerals and water) foods and their importance and application designs, special diets for athletes, body weight control and energy balance, daily caloric assessment

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Understanding basic nutrition principals;
2.Explaining basic and supporter food components and its’ digestion process;
3.Implying carbohydrate, protein, fats, vitamin, mineral and water’s elementary chemical properties, sources, and results of deficiency and increment in body
4.Mastering basic and supporter nutrients’ importance on sporting performance;
5.Conceiving different nutrition methods practices at before, during and after various sporting races and exercises and its’ application reasons;
6.Mastering nutritional ergogenic aids in sports, utilization methods, negative and positive effects, antioxidant nutrition aspects
7.Understanding conception of energy balance on achieving weight control and of resting metabolic rate, thermic effect of physical activity and thermic effect of a meal;
8.Explaining body mass index on achieving weight control and describing of some body composition measuring methods
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Conceptions of nutrient and nutrition, importance of nutrition on sportive performance, demonstrating of nutrition pyramid, introducing basic and supporter foods, basic nutritional needs for health and for athletes.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Process of energy transformation of foods, introducing energy systems (ATP-PCr, glycolytic, and oxidative pathways) during resting period, exercise and recovery.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Carbohydrate metabolism, food sources, classifications, conception of glycemic index, effects on muscle glycogen storage and sportive performance of simple and complex carbohydrates
Week 4 - Theoretical
Ingestion of proposed carbohydrate before, during and after exercise and usage reasons, supplemental carbohydrate for endurance athletes, beverages with carbohydrate
Week 5 - Theoretical
Fats; digestion process, functions, sources, daily consumptions, classifications, trans oils, omega 3-6, lipoproteins and CHD interactions, positive effects of exercise on CHD
Week 6 - Theoretical
Proteins; digestion process, functions, sources, daily consumptions, classifications, excessive and inadequate consumption, aminoacid metabolism, supplemental protein usage methods and usage amounts.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Vitamins; digestion process, functions, sources, daily consumptions, classifications, excessive and inadequate consumption, functions and requirements in exercise.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Minerals; digestion process, functions, sources, daily consumptions, classifications, excessive and inadequate consumption, functions and requirements in exercise.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Water, digestion process, functions, sources, daily consumptions, classifications, dehydration and rehydration, functions and requirements in exercise.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Nutrition principles before competition for various sporting branch, special diets for athletes
Week 12 - Theoretical
Nutrition principles during competition for various sporting branch, its’ actions on body, nutrition strategies after competition, nutrition for athletes in heat
Week 13 - Theoretical
Conception of energy balance on achieving weight control and effects on health, daily caloric calculation
Week 14 - Theoretical
Conception of resting metabolic rate, thermic effect of physical activity and thermic effect of a meal, body mass index, and some measuring methods of body composition
Week 15 - Theoretical
Nutritional ergogenic aids in sports (aminoacid, BZAA, arginine, bicarbonate, caffeine, L-carnitine, CLA, creatin) utilization methods, negative and positive effects, antioxidant nutrition aspects
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1455140
Individual Work44432
Midterm Examination1112
Final Examination1112
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)176
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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4
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3
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4
4
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4
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5
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3
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4
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4
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3
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4
3
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