Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is three months. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.

Please notice that Xamk’s lecturers do not assess completed courses nor enter the course assessments in Xamk’s record of credits (Peppi) during their non-teaching periods. Completed courses will not be assessed between December 21st, 2024 and January 12th, 2025.

Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic

Please notice that from September 1, 2024 onwards, only students with a Finnish social security number (i.e. a personal identity code) can enroll on Xamk Pulse’s courses. You can read more here.

Course is completed independently.

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Health Care, physiotherapy or Bachelor of Health Care, podiatry
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Complementary competence
Enrolment by: 15th December 2024. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that Xamk degree students can enrol on this course only via Peppi or Tuudo.

Learning outcomes:
After completing this course:

  • You are able to apply your knowledge of nutrition to support strength and endurance training.
  • You are able to apply your knowledge of nutrition when guiding and counseling athletes and people exercising regularly.

Contents and methods:
The content of the course consists of three topics:

  1. Basic knowledge of nutrition (1 course credit)
  2. Energy demand and consumption during exercise, energy metabolism (2 course credits)
  3. Nutrition, fluid balance and recovery to support endurance and strength training (2 course credits)

The course is 5 ECTS CR and is carried out online in Learn eLearning environment. The course has learning tasks and three (3) mandatory exams.

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material:
Jeukendrup, A. & Gleeson, M. 2019. Sport nutrition. 3thEdition Human Kinetics.
Study materials, such as documents and links, are available on the eLearning platform. Studying the subjects also requires an active, independent search for information.

Assessment:
Accepted/Failed

The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the The Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Xamk Pulse, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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