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Sport Nutrition

Module SG1202101

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Sport and Health Sciences.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

SG1202101 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Healthy diet and nutritional recommendations
- Macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, protein)
- Energy balance
- Micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements)
- Fluid balance
- Weight management
- Popular diets
- Sport nutrition
- Scientific studies in sport nutrition

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the students are able to:
- to reproduce the composition of the food
- to survey the regulation of food intake
- understand nutritional relationships and assess their importance in terms of physical performance
- understand the effects of insufficient supply and over-supply of nutrients on health
- classify the importance of nutrient recommendations,
- to understand the regulation of the fluid balance,
- differentiate and assess different popular diets and diets
- understand metabolism and behavioral adaptations that contribute to the regulation of body weight and body composition
- to recognize various factors that lead to disorders of normal digestion and food allergies / intolerances
- classify approaches for a personalized diet (in the context of sports)


Körperstrukturen und -funktionen & Anatomie und Physiologie der inneren Organe

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of two lectures and one seminar. The contents of the lectures are conveyed during the lecture and through presentations. In the seminar, students should engage in supplemental scientific literature on nutritional topics.


presentations, Moodle course


Biesalski, Grimm, Nowitzki-Grimm: Taschenatlas der Ernährung, Thieme Verlag
Biesalski, Bischoff, Puchsetin: Ernährungsmedizin, Thieme Verlag

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination is done as a written exam (90 min). The exam should prove that the students are capable of creating correlations between basics of diet composition and various nutritional behaviors within limited time and no aids, even in the context of physical activity. The answers require the ticking of predetermined multiple answers.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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