Dietetics and Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

The course "Sports Nutrition" deals with the recommendations for athletes in the strength and endurance range and focuses on the supply before, during and after exercise. It also deals with (re-)hydration and nutrition strategies for muscle building, the evidence-based use of supplements, the relevance of individual macronutrients and the timing of food intake.

Learning outcomes

The students learn the basics of sports nutrition as well as its influence on performance based on literature and research results and are able to explain these correctly. The students get to know the recommendations and apply them adequately in the respective specific sport as well as in the different phases of performance (training, competition, recovery) by developing individual, practice-oriented nutrition plans and expressing them in a target group-oriented way. The students will learn about the provision of energy under varying levels of physical stress in connection with performance-diagnostic examinations in theory and practice. Students acquire knowledge about the health-promoting effects of exercise, sport and training in prevention and therapy.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Burke LM (2007). Practical Sports Nutrition. Human Kinetics.
Fogelholm, M. (2007). Vitamine, mineral and antioxidant needs of athletes. In Burke, L. & Deakin, V. Clinical Sports Nutrition. (3. Auflage). Sydney: McGraw-Hill.
Garthe & Maughan: Athletes and Supplements: Prevalence and Perspectives. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2018
Hot Topics des Swiss Forum of Sports Nutrition (
Jeukendrup A, Gleeson M. (2019). Sport Nutrition. Champaign: Human Kinetics.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Nutrition science; Basics of Biochemistry and Physiology

Assessment methods and criteria

final written exam