Vol- en deeltijd
5 februari 2018 t/m 8 juli 2018 -- gesloten (geloot)
Gert Vriend

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The exchange course is offered in semester 1 (1 September till 31 January) and semester 2 (1 February to 1 July). For Dutch students: you can also take this course in Dutch in semester 1 and 2.

The lectures for this exchange course will take place in Nijmegen at a sports and education complex located at:
Heyendaalseweg 141, 6526 AJ Nijmegen

For more information:
info@han.nl | T 31 (0)24 35 30 500 from 09.00 to 16.30 | www.han.nl

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Ever wondered how nutrition can effect athletic performance? Find out during the Sports Nutrition exchange course at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

During this exchange course you will benefit from the expertise of lecturers who work or have worked with elite athletes at the highest level.

You will learn how to inform and guide individual athletes about sports nutrition. You will also learn how to design and run group consultations for athletes. During the consultations you will give advice about sports nutrition and help athletes to adjust their eating habits.


Nutrition and dietetics

Exercise physiology

Nutritional physiology

Health education


Type of exchange course

• A block course is offered once or twice a year in a block during a semester
• A specialisation course enables you to further deepen your skills and knowledge within the professional profile of your current study programme


• Provide individual advice and guidance in the area of sports nutrition.
• Design and run a group consultation for athletes about sports nutrition.


• Coach individals on sports nutrition
• Consult individuals and groups on sports nutrition
• Develop knowledge on sports nutrition


An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.

For whom?

Students following a degree course in one of the following areas:

• Sports and exercise science
• Human movement science
• Nutrition & dietetics
• Physiotherapy
• Teacher training in physical education
• Sport & health management

For international students studying in the above or related fields, we will evaluate whether your background is suitable for this exchange course.

Admission requirements

• Good English reading ability
• Sufficient English speaking ability
• Completed your first year at university or university of applied sciences
• Knowledge of research or evidence-based methods




During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:

• Group consultations; design and execution
• Individual nutrition coaching plan
• One written exam (content)

This exchange course has the following schedule and working methods:


• Lectures and tutorials on Tuesday and Friday from 8.45 am to 1 pm or from 1 pm to 5 pm (most days). All classes are compulsary

• Approximately 4 hours of lectures and tutorials each day. Outside classes you will work together with your subgroup on assignments

Working methods

• Online lectures
• Study groups
• Tutorials
• Practical sessions

Before starting the exchange course, we advise you to read the chapters carbohydrates, protein, fats and fluids; subchapters chemists view until (and including) digestion and absorption, of the book Understanding Nutrition by Eleanor Noss Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes.

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