Specialised Nutrition: Sport and Paediatrics

DET60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 49 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Admission to MA-DIET

Aims and objectives

This unit will provide students with specialised nutrition knowledge, specifically in sports nutrition and paediatric nutrition. It will focus on the major areas of sport and exercise nutrition for elite and recreational athletes. Topics will include nutrition before, during and after exercise, the consideration of various sporting activities and body composition. The paediatric component will explore special considerations when working with infants and children.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the nutritional needs of elite and recreational athletes and produce relevant nutrition recommendations for optimal training, recovery and performance
2. Appraise the current literature surrounding the efficacy and safety of nutritional supplements used in sport
3. Examine the special considerations and challenges which need to be overcome when working with infants and children
4. Distinguish between the nutritional requirements of infants and children at different ages/developmental stages
5. Examine the nutrition assessments tools and techniques used in paediatric nutrition and implication of parental/family roles on dietary behaviours

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics