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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Fall
NUT SCI-201

Survey of Nutrition Related Professions

An overview of the educational, credentialing and practice opportunities for dietetic and related professions. Explore career options for graduates, examine current trends that impact on future jobs, conduct a self-assessment and develop personal career goals.

    Credits4
    Lecture
    Fall
    NUT SCI-212

    Science of Food Preparation

    Studies the chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics of food and the manipulation of these factors to meet quality standards. Laboratory activities demonstrate principles of food science as applied to food preparation, sanitation and safety.

    Prerequisites
    P: Chem 108 with at least a C grade or Chem 211 with at least a C grade.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      NUT SCI-242

      Food and Nutritional Health

      A basic course in nutrition with an emphasis on the application of nutrition concepts to personal everyday life. Covers the role of nutrients (calories, carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals) in promoting health. Evaluates a healthy diet and lifestyle.

      Prerequisites
      P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
      • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      NUT SCI-250

      World Food and Population Issues

      World hunger and population growth as interrelated problems. Dimensions of the world food situation and its implications; scope, complex causes and effects of malnutrition; general strategies and obstacles to the solution of world food and population problems.

      Prerequisites
      P: Biology 202 or Hum Biol 102.
      • Gen Ed: World Culture,Human Biology 2
      Credits3
      Lecture
      NUT SCI-283B

      Childhood Obesity

      This course will examine the current national and global research related to childhood obesity, with a focus on the physiological, genetic, environmental and behavioral factors that predispose children and adolescents to obesity. Clinical and public health strategies for effective treatment and prevention of childhood obesity will also be examined.

      Prerequisites
      P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202
      • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
      Credits1-4
      Field EXP
      NUT SCI-299

      Travel Course

      • Pre-Requisites
      • General Education
      • Travel Course
      • Repeatable

      Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

      Prerequisites
      P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
      • Gen Ed: World Culture
      • Travel Course
      • Course is repeatable for credit.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      NUT SCI-300

      Human Nutrition

      Examines the physiologic and metabolic roles of nutrients and their food sources. Analysis of the nutrient content of diets and requirements for maintenance of health and prevention of chronic diseases.

      Prerequisites
      P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; and Chem 108 with at least a C grade or 212 with at least a C grade.
      • Gen Ed: Human Biology 2
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      NUT SCI-302

      Ethnic Influences on Nutrition

      This course examines the ways in which ethnicity influences food habits and can affect nutrition and health status.

      Prerequisites
      P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade or Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade.
      • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies,Human Biology 2
      Credits4
      Lecture
      Spring
      NUT SCI-312

      Quantity Food Production and Service

      Principles of quantity food preparation, service, and budgeting in food service systems. Projects and laboratories afford pertinent practical experiences.

      Prerequisites
      P: Nut Sci 212 with at least a C grade.
        Credits4
        Lecture
        Fall
        NUT SCI-327

        Nutritional Biochemistry

        A lecture/laboratory course of applied organic chemistry and biochemistry with an emphasis on human nutrition and disease. Examines structure/function relationships and reactions of molecules, metabolic regulation and the roles of nutrients in normal and abnormal metabolism.

        Prerequisites
        P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; and both Chem 300 and 301 with at least a C grade or both Chem 303 and 305 with at least a C grade.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          NUT SCI-350

          Life Cycle Nutrition

          Covers nutrient needs and physiologic changes relevant to stages of the life cycle. Also examines psychosocial and environmental conditions that impact on nutrition status in each stage.

          Prerequisites
          P: Nut Sci 300 with at least a C grade.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            NUT SCI-402

            Management in Dietetic Practice

            Examines management roles and functions in dietetic practice with an emphasis on a system's approach to management. Focuses on leadership skills and tools needed for operational change and quality improvement.

            Prerequisites
            P: Nut Sci 312 or conc enroll.
              Credits4
              Lecture
              Fall
              NUT SCI-421

              Community Nutrition

              Application of nutrition concepts to the public health/community nutrition setting; overview of community nutrition programs and related legislation.

              Prerequisites
              P: jr st and Nut Sci 300 with at least a C grade.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                NUT SCI-427

                Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism

                Examination of non-energy yielding biochemical pathways and associated pathophysiologies. Emphasis is placed on the role of trace-minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in these pathways.

                Prerequisites
                P: Nut Sci 300 with at least a C grade; REC: Nut Sci 327.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  NUT SCI-485

                  Medical Nutrition Therapy I

                  Theory, principles and application of communication and counseling as applied to behavior changes; principles and application of nutrition assessment and the nutrition care plan process.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Psych 102 or Hum Dev 210 with at least a C grade; and Nut Sci 300 with at least a C grade.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    NUT SCI-486

                    Medical Nutrition Therapy II

                    Principles and applications of nutrition therapy in the management of common and complex diseases; information about health care systems including managed care and reimbursement issues.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Nut Sci 485 with a least a C grade.
                      Credits1
                      Lecture
                      Fall
                      NUT SCI-487

                      Nutritional Science Seminar

                      This course reviews issues affecting food and nutrition professionals and helps prepare students for career goals. Students will use skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication and self-assessment to prepare a resume and apply to a dietetic internship, graduate school or employment.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: sr st and enr in Nut Sci/Dietetics emphasis.
                        Credits1-5
                        IND Study
                        Spring
                        Fall
                        NUT SCI-495

                        Research in Nutritional Science

                        Work closely with a faculty member to plan, perform, evaluate and report on laboratory research in nutritional science or a related field.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Hum Biol 207 or Env Sci 207 and approval by faculty mentor.
                        • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
                        Credits1-12
                        Field EXP
                        Spring
                        Fall
                        NUT SCI-497

                        Internship

                        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: jr st.
                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                        Credits1-4
                        IND Study
                        Spring
                        Fall
                        NUT SCI-498

                        Independent Study

                        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                        Credits1-6
                        Field EXP
                        NUT SCI-499

                        Travel Course

                        • Pre-Requisites
                        • General Education
                        • Travel Course
                        • Repeatable

                        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                        • Gen Ed: World Culture
                        • Travel Course
                        • Course is repeatable for credit.