Sport Nutrition: Applications for Fitness and Health



 sports nutrition and exercise internal



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Other Instructors:


Ioannis G. Fatouros


Kalliopi Georgakouli

Chariklia Deli

Athanasios Poulios

Dimitrios Draganidis

Kostas Papanikolaou

Diamanda Leontsini



At the end of the course the students should be able to know:

  • What sports nutrition is all about.
  • The processes of digestion and transport of nutrients.
  • Factors affecting digestion, digestion and consumption of foods and fluids.
  • What carbohydrates, fats and protein are and how they are used in sports nutrition.
  • What minerals, vitamins and water are and how they are used in sports nutrition.
  • What is energy intake and how it is regulated.
  • What is energy expenditure and how it is regulated.
  • Nutrition for endurance events.
  • Nutrition for team sports.
  • Nutrition for strength-power sports.
  • Sports nutrition and management of athletes’ weight.
  • Meal planning and timing.
  • Supplements for endurance sports.
  • Supplements for strength-power sports.

Key Learning Outcomes and Skills



  • Classnotes
  • Nutrition for health, fitness and sport performance, Melvin H. Williams, 2003.
  • Principles of Sport Nutrition, Fred Bruns, 2nd ed., 2004.