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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 1
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
NUT SCI-212

Science of Food Preparation

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
NUT SCI-242

Food and Nutritional Health

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
NUT SCI-250

World Food and Population Issues

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
NUT SCI-260

Childhood Obesity: Challenges and Solutions

  • Pre-Requisites

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

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
NUT SCI-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
NUT SCI-300

Human Nutrition

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
NUT SCI-302

Ethnic Influences on Nutrition

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
NUT SCI-312

Quantity Food Production and Service

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
NUT SCI-327

Nutritional Biochemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
NUT SCI-350

Life Cycle Nutrition

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
NUT SCI-402

Management in Dietetic Practice

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 4
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
NUT SCI-427

Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
NUT SCI-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 1
Lecture
Fall
NUT SCI-487

Nutritional Science Seminar

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1-5
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.
Credits 1-12
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.
Credits 1-4
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.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
NUT SCI-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.