HNC/HND Assignment Brief

Formative work

Programme titleHNC in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit number and titleUnit 6Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Assignment number and title1-3Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Student name 
Assessor (receiving the work)Elizabet Kaitell
Issue date Deadline(s)See below
ResubmissionY/NDeadlineTBC
Late submission:Work submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted without consequence unless extenuating circumstances apply. Please refer to the HNC/HND submission framework.
FeedbackFeedback will be available within three weeks of the submission date.
 

Number of tasksSubmission dates
Task 12/11/ 2016
Task 214/12/2016
Task 325/01/2017

 

SCENARIO/ASSIGNMENT BACKGROUND

You have been selected as an apprentice for a well-known sports nutritionist.

The sports nutritionist will be attending a conference where she will be giving a talk about the importance of nutrition and impact on performance. You have been asked to support her create the supplementary material.

Links to other units

This unit is linked with the following units
Unit 1Anatomy and Physiology for sport and Exercise
Unit 7Training and Fitness  for Sport and Exercise
Unit 21: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Task 1
 

Learning outcome/s: LO1 Understand macronutrients and the macronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants.

Assessment criteria:  1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; M1, D1

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

Your mentor has asked you to prepare a multimedia presentation about macronutrients and the requirements of different sport and exercise participants, to support her at the conference.

Grading opportunities: 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; M1, D1

Specific requirements:

Your multimedia presentation will:

–         Discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients. (1.1)

–         Analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants. (According to gender, age and level of physical activity). (1.2)

–         Discuss internal energy reserves e.g. endogenous (internal) energy reserves (location and extent – liver and muscle glycogen, blood glucose and fat deposits in peripheral adipose tissue); energy balance (tools used in the assessment of energy intake and expenditure); aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathway (energy production through metabolism of carbohydrate and fat). (1.3)

 

–         Assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise e.g. direct or indirect calorimetry.  (1.4)

–         Show evidence that an effective approach to study and research has been applied when preparing your presentation (M1).

–         At the end of your presentation you will need to provide a conclusion, synthesising and justifying the information provided throughout your presentation (D1).

 

The presentation will cover the following criteria:

1.1 discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients

1.2 analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

1.3 discuss internal energy reserves

1.4 assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise

M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

 

Task 2
Learning outcome/s: LO2 Understand the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

 

Assessment criteria:  2.1; 2.2; 2.3; M2;D2

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

To support your mentor at the conference you will need to create a poster demonstrating understanding of the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

Grading opportunities: :  2.1; 2.2; 2.3; M2; D2

Specific requirements:

Your poster presentation will:

–         Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients (2.1) and analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants (2.2)

Must include: vitamins (water-soluble, fat-soluble, functions, dietary sources, phytochemicals, RDA); minerals (macro minerals, micro minerals, functions and dietary sources, RDA); functions (supplementation, free radicals, antioxidants, enzymes, coenzymes, cofactors).

 

–         Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency in certain athletic groups, occurrence of injuries and medical conditions with particular reference to specific groups e.g. stress fractures, osteoporosis in female distance runners, ballerinas, gymnasts (2.3)

–         Demonstrate that a range of sources of information has been used when preparing your poster presentation ( M2)

–         Independence has been demonstrated when preparing and presenting your poster presentation (D2).

The report will cover the following criteria:

2.1 Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients

2.2 Analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

2.3 Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency

M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods and techniques

D2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

Task 3
Learning outcome/s: LO3 Be able to advise sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve performance

Assessment criteria:3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.3; 3.4; M3; D3

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

Your mentor has asked you to take part in the conference and hold a talk advising sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve their performance.

 

Grading opportunities: 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.3; 3.4; M3; D3

Specific requirements:

As part of your talk at the conference you will:

–         Discuss carbohydrates ingestion such as amount and rate of CHO supplementation, influence of CHO ingestion on muscle glycogen use, effect of elevated blood glucose and plasma insulin levels on endurance athletes.  You would also need to discuss fluid replacement such as types of sport drinks and their effect on performance (3.1).

–         Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores such as glycogen loading and super-compensation. In your discussion also consider the effect of different types of CHO, the environmental conditions and type/intensity of exercise on muscle/hepatic glycogen stores (3.2).

–         Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance. You would need to consider the following: causes of fatigue during prolonged exercise, timing of CHO supplementation, solution formulation, pre-exercise meal/s, hypoglycaemic rebound and impact on CNS function, importance of adequate hydration before exercise, post-exercise meal (3.3).

–         At the talk you would need to bring a copy of a planned nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance and share with the audience (3.4).

–         At the talk you would need to bring a copy of the guidelines you have created  for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants (3.5)

–         You will need to make sure that you communicate your findings appropriately to the audience and that appropriate media have been used (M3).

–         Demonstrate that receptiveness to new research information in sports nutrition is evident (D3).

The report will cover the following criteria:

3.1 Discuss carbohydrates ingestion and fluid replacement.

3.2 Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores

3.3 Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance

3.4 Plan a nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance

3.5 Create guidelines for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants

M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings

D3: Demonstrate convergent / lateral / creative thinking

 

 

General assignment guidance
e.g.

·         You use the Harvard system of referencing to be used throughout with valid and credible secondary sources accurately referenced.

·         Please present work as directed by using single line spacing, size 12, Arial font.

·         You have signed the authenticity statement on the assignment cover sheet

 

Grading Criteria

The following criteria indicate what is expected in order to achieve the criteria for P and the contextualized assessment criteria to be assessed in this assignment.

 

Learning outcomes.

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

Assessment criteria for pass.

The learner can:

LO1 Understand macronutrients and the macronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants1.1 discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients

1.2 analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

1.3 discuss internal energy reserves

1.4 assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise

LO2 Understand the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

 

2.1 Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients

2.2 Analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

2.3 Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency

LO3 Be able to advise sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve performance

 

3.1 Discuss carbohydrates ingestion and fluid replacement.

3.2 Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores

3.3 Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance

3.4 Plan a nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance

3.5 Create guidelines for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants

Merit and distinction assessment criteria (contextualized)
M1Show evidence that an effective approach to study and research has been applied when preparing your presentation ( Task 1)
M2Demonstrate that a range of sources of information has been used when preparing your poster presentation ( Task 2)
M3You will need to make sure that you communicate your findings appropriately to the audience and that appropriate media have been used ( Task 3)
D1At the end of your presentation you will need to provide a conclusion, synthesising and justifying the information provided throughout your presentation( Task 1)
D2Independence has been demonstrated when preparing and presenting your poster presentation( Task 2)
D3Demonstrate that receptiveness to new research information in sports nutrition is evident ( Task 3)

 

 

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 HNC/HND Assignment Brief

Formative work

Programme titleHNC in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Unit number and titleUnit 6Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Assignment number and title1-3Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Student name 
Assessor (receiving the work)Elizabet Kaitell
Issue date Deadline(s)See below
ResubmissionY/NDeadlineTBC
Late submission:Work submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted without consequence unless extenuating circumstances apply. Please refer to the HNC/HND submission framework.
FeedbackFeedback will be available within three weeks of the submission date.
 

Number of tasksSubmission dates
Task 12/11/ 2016
Task 214/12/2016
Task 325/01/2017

 

SCENARIO/ASSIGNMENT BACKGROUND

You have been selected as an apprentice for a well-known sports nutritionist.

The sports nutritionist will be attending a conference where she will be giving a talk about the importance of nutrition and impact on performance. You have been asked to support her create the supplementary material.

Links to other units

This unit is linked with the following units
Unit 1Anatomy and Physiology for sport and Exercise
Unit 7Training and Fitness  for Sport and Exercise
Unit 21: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Task 1
 

Learning outcome/s: LO1 Understand macronutrients and the macronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants.

Assessment criteria:  1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; M1, D1

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

Your mentor has asked you to prepare a multimedia presentation about macronutrients and the requirements of different sport and exercise participants, to support her at the conference.

Grading opportunities: 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; M1, D1

Specific requirements:

Your multimedia presentation will:

–         Discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients. (1.1)

–         Analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants. (According to gender, age and level of physical activity). (1.2)

–         Discuss internal energy reserves e.g. endogenous (internal) energy reserves (location and extent – liver and muscle glycogen, blood glucose and fat deposits in peripheral adipose tissue); energy balance (tools used in the assessment of energy intake and expenditure); aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathway (energy production through metabolism of carbohydrate and fat). (1.3)

 

–         Assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise e.g. direct or indirect calorimetry.  (1.4)

–         Show evidence that an effective approach to study and research has been applied when preparing your presentation (M1).

–         At the end of your presentation you will need to provide a conclusion, synthesising and justifying the information provided throughout your presentation (D1).

 

The presentation will cover the following criteria:

1.1 discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients

1.2 analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

1.3 discuss internal energy reserves

1.4 assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise

M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

 

Task 2
Learning outcome/s: LO2 Understand the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

 

Assessment criteria:  2.1; 2.2; 2.3; M2;D2

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

To support your mentor at the conference you will need to create a poster demonstrating understanding of the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

Grading opportunities: :  2.1; 2.2; 2.3; M2; D2

Specific requirements:

Your poster presentation will:

–         Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients (2.1) and analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants (2.2)

Must include: vitamins (water-soluble, fat-soluble, functions, dietary sources, phytochemicals, RDA); minerals (macro minerals, micro minerals, functions and dietary sources, RDA); functions (supplementation, free radicals, antioxidants, enzymes, coenzymes, cofactors).

 

–         Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency in certain athletic groups, occurrence of injuries and medical conditions with particular reference to specific groups e.g. stress fractures, osteoporosis in female distance runners, ballerinas, gymnasts (2.3)

–         Demonstrate that a range of sources of information has been used when preparing your poster presentation ( M2)

–         Independence has been demonstrated when preparing and presenting your poster presentation (D2).

The report will cover the following criteria:

2.1 Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients

2.2 Analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

2.3 Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency

M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods and techniques

D2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

Task 3
Learning outcome/s: LO3 Be able to advise sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve performance

Assessment criteria:3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.3; 3.4; M3; D3

Relate the task to the scenario/Assignment Background

Your mentor has asked you to take part in the conference and hold a talk advising sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve their performance.

 

Grading opportunities: 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.3; 3.4; M3; D3

Specific requirements:

As part of your talk at the conference you will:

–         Discuss carbohydrates ingestion such as amount and rate of CHO supplementation, influence of CHO ingestion on muscle glycogen use, effect of elevated blood glucose and plasma insulin levels on endurance athletes.  You would also need to discuss fluid replacement such as types of sport drinks and their effect on performance (3.1).

–         Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores such as glycogen loading and super-compensation. In your discussion also consider the effect of different types of CHO, the environmental conditions and type/intensity of exercise on muscle/hepatic glycogen stores (3.2).

–         Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance. You would need to consider the following: causes of fatigue during prolonged exercise, timing of CHO supplementation, solution formulation, pre-exercise meal/s, hypoglycaemic rebound and impact on CNS function, importance of adequate hydration before exercise, post-exercise meal (3.3).

–         At the talk you would need to bring a copy of a planned nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance and share with the audience (3.4).

–         At the talk you would need to bring a copy of the guidelines you have created  for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants (3.5)

–         You will need to make sure that you communicate your findings appropriately to the audience and that appropriate media have been used (M3).

–         Demonstrate that receptiveness to new research information in sports nutrition is evident (D3).

The report will cover the following criteria:

3.1 Discuss carbohydrates ingestion and fluid replacement.

3.2 Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores

3.3 Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance

3.4 Plan a nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance

3.5 Create guidelines for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants

M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings

D3: Demonstrate convergent / lateral / creative thinking

 

 

General assignment guidance
e.g.

·         You use the Harvard system of referencing to be used throughout with valid and credible secondary sources accurately referenced.

·         Please present work as directed by using single line spacing, size 12, Arial font.

·         You have signed the authenticity statement on the assignment cover sheet

 

Grading Criteria

The following criteria indicate what is expected in order to achieve the criteria for P and the contextualized assessment criteria to be assessed in this assignment.

 

Learning outcomes.

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

Assessment criteria for pass.

The learner can:

LO1 Understand macronutrients and the macronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants1.1 discuss the structure, function and sources of macronutrients

1.2 analyse the RDA of macronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

1.3 discuss internal energy reserves

1.4 assess the relative proportion of substrates used at rest and during different intensities of exercise

LO2 Understand the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues

 

2.1 Discuss the functions and sources of micronutrients

2.2 Analyse the RDA of micronutrients for different sport and exercise participants

2.3 Discuss the symptoms and consequences of micronutrient deficiency

LO3 Be able to advise sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve performance

 

3.1 Discuss carbohydrates ingestion and fluid replacement.

3.2 Discuss the optimisation of muscle and hepatic glycogen stores

3.3 Discuss considerations for designing nutritional strategies to improve performance

3.4 Plan a nutritional strategy for a selected sport and exercise participant to improve performance

3.5 Create guidelines for optimal rehydration for sport and exercise participants

Merit and distinction assessment criteria (contextualized)
M1Show evidence that an effective approach to study and research has been applied when preparing your presentation ( Task 1)
M2Demonstrate that a range of sources of information has been used when preparing your poster presentation ( Task 2)
M3You will need to make sure that you communicate your findings appropriately to the audience and that appropriate media have been used ( Task 3)
D1At the end of your presentation you will need to provide a conclusion, synthesising and justifying the information provided throughout your presentation( Task 1)
D2Independence has been demonstrated when preparing and presenting your poster presentation( Task 2)
D3Demonstrate that receptiveness to new research information in sports nutrition is evident ( Task 3)

 

 

Internal verifier 
Signature (IV of the brief) * Date 

*The brief cannot be given out without this signature.

HNC/D Edexcel-Pearsons Assignment Brief Form 1QLAS September 2013

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