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Gert Vriend

Nice to know:
For Dutch students: you can also take the same course (minor Sportvoeding) in Dutch in semester 1 and 2.

The classes for this exchange course will take place on  Topsport facility Papendal (Arnhem) and/or in Nijmegen.

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- For minors starting in September, after the registration period in March, a draw takes place in April if there are at that time more subscribers than available places.
- For minors starting in February, after the registration period in October, a draw takes place in November if there are at that time more subscribers than available places.

For the minors with places still available applies until the closing of the subscription period: Once a minor is full, it is closed!

In addition, if the number of subscribers after four weeks is below the norm; this minor may possibly be withdrawn. So if you are interested, sign up immediately!

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For HAN students it means that, in case of cancellation of the first choice AFTER the period of decision (this takes a full month) they may re-subscribe for the still available minors.

Even then: Once a minor is full, it is closed!

A good overview of the HAN minors can be found in the minors app! The app is accessible via: http://www.minoren-han.nl/

During the minor Sports Nutrition the nutritionist learns to develop, execute, evaluate and adjust (sports) nutrition interventions to improve sports performance of a sports team and individual athletes.

To develop (sports) nutrition interventions students have to analyze the organization, the physiological demands of the sports, the current nutritional intake and the factors that positively and negatively affect nutritional behavior.

Based on this analysis students can select, develop, execute, evaluate and adjust counselling, education and coaching strategies to cause a sustainable change in the nutritional behavior to improve sports performance.

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



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 program.




Provide individual advice and guidance in the area of sports nutrition.
Design and execute group interventions for athletes about sports nutrition.



Coach individuals on sports nutrition .
Consult individuals and groups on sports nutrition.
Develop knowledge on sports nutrition.


Entry requirements

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?

You are in possession of a completed propaedeutic year, propaedeutic year certificate!

Students following a study in one of the following areas:

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


If you follow a different kind of study please contact Gert Vriend (gert.vriend@han.nl), to find out if you are eligible. 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.

- 'Internship' location required for minor assignments in the field












During the minor sports nutrition you will analyze the current nutritional policy of a sports organization/sports team. You will also make a physiological and nutritional analysis and you will determine which factors positively and negatively affect nutritional behaviour. Based on this you have to make, execute and evaluate several suiting (sports)nutritional interventions. Further you also have to give nutritional advice to an individual athlete. There are several smaller assignments during the semester which you have to combine in a portfolio. Finally you also have several knowledge tests.

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

- Analysis plan of action

- Interventions and execution of interventions

- Individual coaching plan

- Portfolio assignments

- Knowledge tests



Lectures and tutorials are organized on 2 days. Sometimes there will be a practical session, guestlecture or fieldtrip organized on another day in the week. So keep in mind that there are 3 days in which classes can be organized. This means that on the other days you have to work on your products and study for the knowledge tests.


Working methods

- Lecture.
- Study groups.
- Tutorials.
- Practical sessions.



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


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