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.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: 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: 17 December 2023. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment. 
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 cannot enrol on Open UAS courses. Xamk degree and path students can enrol on this course only through Peppi or the Tuudo application.

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.
There are learning materials in the learning environment (e.g documents etc.). Studying the subjects also requires an active, independent search for information.


Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form.

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:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, 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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