Advanced nutrition for sports (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Silvia Pogliaghi
Silvia Pogliaghi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
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Language of instruction
II semestre dal Mar 5, 2018 al Jun 1, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The elective course “Advanced Sports Nutrition”, offered in English, focuses on particularly complex aspects of human nutrition for sports. The course aims at providing technical competences and at stimulating a critical, quantitative and evidence-based approach that will allow the kinesiology expert to navigate the many captivating options advertised on the market. Through the use of the English language, the course aims at improving the understanding and the use of adequate scientific terminology and communication style; these are essential pre-requisites for an easy, independent and critical access to the international scientific literature.


1. High-energy phosphates
2. Carbohydrate for endurance exercise & sport
3. Carbohydrate for power exercise & sport
4. A role for dietary Fat for performance in exercise & sport
5. Protein & amino acids for endurance exercise & sport
6. Protein & amino acids for power exercise & sport
7- Caloric restriction regimes: chronic caloric restriction and intermittent fasting
8. Caloric restriction regimes: fasting mimicking diet
9- Gastrointestinal problems in athletes
10. Food intollerance and allergy

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch Sports and Exercise Nutrition (Edizione 4) Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2012 ISBN 9781451175738

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (20 multile choiche questions with 5 answers) + oral exam if written passed with a minimum of 18/30.
The exam will be in english.