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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Acquire knowledge on the role of nutrients in promoting sports performance, with particular attention to their distribution in relation to the activity carried out, schedules and training periods. Acquire knowledge about supplements and their use in sports.

At the end of the course the student:

  • knows the main needs in terms of macro and micro-nutrients of amateur and professional sportsmen in relation to the type and frequency of the activity carried out.
  • will be able to understand the mechanism of action and the rationale for use of the main food supplements used in sports.

Course contents

Introduction to sports nutrition

Macronutrient metabolism during physical activity and physical training

Factors to consider when developing an individualized nutrition plan for an athlete.

Nutritional counseling and communication with athletes.

Weight management in athletes

Timing in the intake of nutrients and fluids

Nutrition in endurance and ultra-endurance sports

Nutrition in power sports

Nutrition in team sports

Factors influencing nutritional needs: travel, altitude, gender and age, body composition and weight.

Special nutrition considerations for athletes: diabetics, pregnant, children and adolescents, masters, vegetarians.

Supplments in sports

Sports Nutrigenomics: Personalized Nutrition for Athletic Performance


  • Principi di nutrizione Nello sport e nell’Esercizio Fisico dalla Scienza alla Pratica di Richard B Kreider, Roberto Cannataro, Erika Cione 2020 ISBN: 978-1647649999
  • Advanced Sports Nutrition- Third edition - Dan Benardot. Ed. Human Kinetics. 2020
    ISBN: 978-1492593096

Teaching methods

Lectures with the help of PowerPoint presentations

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral test
To take the oral exam, registration through Almaesami is required.

Teaching tools

The following will be made available to students in the virtual space:

  • Scientific articles
  • Slides used in class in pdf format

Socrative (https://www.socrative.com) will be used for self-assessment of ongoing learning.

The teaching participates in the University's didactic innovation project.

Office hours

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