NUTR 6002 Supervised Practice I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience working in community settings.

NUTR 6003 Management and Food Service Supervised Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience with nutrition management.

NUTR 6004 Counseliing Center and Chronic Disease Supervised Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience with nutrition assessment and counseling experience in a clinical setting.

NUTR 6005 Recreation Center Supervised Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience with nutrition and exercise.

NUTR 6006 Grady Critical Care Supervised Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with clinical nutrition experience in critical care.

NUTR 6007 Grady Acute Care Supervised Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with clinical nutrition experience in acute care.

NUTR 6011 Orientation to Practice I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Permission of the instructor
Description

The skills development seminars include presentations in a variety of practice areas, including cardiology, diabetes, eating disorders, dysphagia, genetics, obesity, and include 60 practice hours for the simulations completed as a part of the skills development session. The presentations add depth to previous medical nutrition therapy coursework and include presentations by content experts from a variety of professions, and the simulations allow students to practice what they have learned.

NUTR 6012 Orientation to Practice II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Permission of the instructor
Description

The skills development seminars include presentations in a variety of practice areas, including cardiology, diabetes, eating disorders, dysphagia, genetics, obesity, and include 60 practice hours for the simulations completed as a part of the skills development session. The presentations add depth to previous medical nutrition therapy coursework and include presentations by content experts from a variety of professions, and the simulations allow students to practice what they have learned.

NUTR 6100 Scientific Principles of Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1103K & BIOL 1104K or consent of instructor
Description

The course is designed to provide graduate students who are not nutrition majors with an understanding of macro- and micronutrient metabolism and the scientific basis of nutrient requirements. The course will also focus on nutrient associations with disease and applying scientific nutrition principles to contemporary nutrition issues. This course serves as a prerequisite for subsequent graduate nutrition courses.

NUTR 6101 Nutrition Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 6000 or consent of the instructor
Description

This course provides students with an understanding of research designs/methodologies and statistical procedures commonly used in nutrition research. Students have hands-on experience in critiquing literature, using SPSS to analyze and interpret data, acquiring reference manager skills, and improving biomedical research writing skills.

NUTR 6102 Nutrition Intervention
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites [HHS 6000] or consent of the instructor
Description

This course enables students to critically examine multiple nutrition intervention strategies used primarily in community settings. Emphasis is placed on systematic analysis of nutrition-related health problems and interventions designed to address them. Students design a future-oriented nutrition intervention for a selected target group.

NUTR 6103 Nutritional EpidemiologyPrerequisites:
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6100 and SNHP 6000 or NUTR 6101, or consent of instructor
Description

This course is designed for the graduate students who are interested in gaining an in depth understanding of population based studies relating diet and nutrition to disease and health. The objectives of this course are to learn different methodologies used in conducting nutritionally-related epidemiological studies using current literature, to interpret the findings from these studies, and to apply the knowledge gained from the current literature in doing nutrition research projects. This course will emphasize the methodological issues as they relate to design, diet and nutrition assessment, and data analysis of population-based studies on diet and disease.

NUTR 6104 Advanced Normal Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None for students accepted into the Health Sciences degree program with a specialization in Nutrition
Description

Others must seek consent of the instructor and show evidence of having completed courses in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and nutrition and metabolism.
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of the various metabolic pathways, and this course builds on this information. This course focuses on the metabolism of macronutrients, including the regulatory role of vitamins and minerals, from the standpoint of individual systems, namely the gastrointestinal tract, liver, muscle, and adipose tissue. Current research and integrative functioning of macro and micronutrients in the various systems are discussed.

NUTR 6105 Nutrition, Culture and Life Cycle
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Nutrition assessment, physical growth and development of various life cycle stages are examined. The course also includes the influence of culture, ethnicity, and religion on food selection, dietary intake, and nutrition and health status.

NUTR 6106 Advanced Normal Nutrition II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6100 and SNHP 6000 or NUTR 6101 or consent of instructor
Description

This course focuses on the metabolism of micronutrients from the standpoint of individual systems, namely the gastrointestinal tract, liver, muscle, adipose tissue, kidney, and red blood cells. Current research and integrative functioning of macro and micronutrients in the various systems are discussed.

NUTR 6150 Food Science
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Entry into the M.S. in Health Professions with a specialization in nutrition
Description

Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Basic food science terminology and concepts, including food choice determinants, sensory evaluation, food composition, food economics, food guidance tools, and food safety are examined. Food ingredients and processes, including selection, storage, use, preparation, and safety of food commodities, functions of food additives, packaging, and preservation techniques are covered in this course.

NUTR 6170 Food Safety
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3150 or consent of instructor
Description

This on-line course introduces the student to the characteristics of food borne illnesses and of their causal agents, including bacteria, parasites, viruses, and natural toxicants. Testing of chemicals added to foods is also included.

NUTR 6200 Nutrition Policy and Program Planning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None for students accepted into the Health Science degree program with a specialization in nutrition
Description

Others must seek consent of the instructor. This course focuses on the policy making process at the federal and state levels and the process of program planning and evaluation, as related to food and nutrition programs. Group projects and independent assignments are included to help students develop a conceptual framework for developing, implementing and evaluating nutrition policies and programs.

NUTR 6300 Nutrition Counseling Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Current student in good standing in the Master of Science in Health Science
Description

This course focuses on the application of a helping model and interviewing and counseling skills to help clients achieve and maintain dietary behavior change. The course includes practicing effective interpersonal relationship skills and the implementation of different nutrition counseling theories and strategies. Role play and mock counseling sessions will engage students to effectively communicate in both in-patient and out-patient settings, in working with difficult patients and with patients living in environments leading to non-compliance.
The course will also encourage communication skills that foster collaboration with other health care professionals/team and the ability to help triage patients appropriately into expanded care/programs/classes. While practicing a variety of nutrition counseling strategies, the student will become more aware and comfortable with effective communication as a dietetics professional, in recognizing barriers to dietary change in a variety of settings, and in implementing a holistic approach to improved health.

NUTR 6500 Nutrition and Metabolism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3700 OR NUTR 6700
Description

Nutrients essential for the human are examined with emphasis on functions, metabolism and factors affecting utilization. The effect of nutrients on biochemical process is the focal point of this course.

NUTR 6700 Medical Biochemistry Principles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1120 and CHEM 1152
Description

This course is an introduction to the chemical events occurring in the human body, with attention to the etiology and clinical manifestation of disease associated with certain metabolic errors.

NUTR 6800 International Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Permission of Instructor
Description

The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand major issues in international nutrition that influence health, survival, and development capacity of people living in developing societies and various approaches to improving nutritional well-being of those populations.

NUTR 6970 Nutrition and the Media
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

This course is designed to provide students a hands-on experience with various media formats. Students write press releases, plan and practice radio interviews and TV interviews, and write short nutrition feature stories for print.

NUTR 6990 Entrepreneurial Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Students learn successful techniques of entrepreneurship in dietetics. Business plans will be formulated for development of private practice in dietetics.

NUTR 7101 Nutrition Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 6000 and NUTR 4200, NUTR 7200 or NUTR 6104 or consent of instructor
Description

This course includes advanced level study of evidence based practice guidelines and strength of evidence for medical nutrition therapy of diseases prevalent in vulnerable populations and for other food and nutrition issues. Nutrition and laboratory assessment parameters and food safety issues specific to individual diseases are examined, as well as the role of complementary and alternative medicine in medical nutrition therapy of individual diseases.

NUTR 7102 Nutrition Education Principles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6104 or consent of the instructor
Description

Methods and media are emphasized to assist the student in the development of oral and written skills in the communication of nutrition principles for individual, group, and mass education. Nutrition education materials are designed, developed, and evaluated for the promotion of dietary behavior alteration.

NUTR 7103 Advanced Food Investigations and Clinical Problems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Development of food products to meet specialized clinical needs.

NUTR 7104 Reproductive and Pediatric Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 7200 or consent of the instructor
Description

The role of nutrition is examined in adolescent and adult pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood. Nutrition aspects of family planning, complications of pregnancy, management of low birth weight infants, and special feeding problems and practices of infancy and childhood are included.

NUTR 7105 Geriatric Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500 or consent of instructor
Description

A systems approach is used to discuss macro-nutrient requirements in human aging. Topics covered include nutrition assessment, nutrition in chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, food intake patterns, and federal and state nutrition services for older adults.

NUTR 7106 Advanced Sports Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6104 or consent of the instructor
Description

This course focuses on the relationships between nutrition, strength, endurance and physical performance with an emphasis on nutrient utilization during exercise. Practical considerations for the nutrition assessment of athletes are discussed .

NUTR 7107 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6104
Description

A large segment of the course is devoted to review of journal articles dealing with the most recent information on the significance and management of selected disease states.

NUTR 7108 Nutrition Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6104 or consent of the instructor
Description

This course covers the indirect and direct methods used in the assessment of nutrition status. Both traditional and new methods of assessment are discussed, including anthropometric techniques, nutrition history screens, soft tissue assessment, biochemical assessment, dietary survey techniques, and demographic assessment.

NUTR 7109 Body Composition Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Graduate student in the Byrdine F Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions or consent of instructor.
Description

Assessment of body weight, body dimensions, and body composition is of considerable interest to those working in the health professions, as the information derived from these assessments is associated with health risks. In addition, the health professionalÂ’s ability to accurately plot changes in body composition over time is important for determining whether the patient/client is changing in a way that reduces or increases health risk. There are numerous strategies for assessing body dimensions and composition, ranging from weight/height growth charts used with children, to skinfolds, and to more sophisticated analysis techniques that involve bioelectrical impedance and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. This course will review both the historical and new methods available to health professionals for the assessment of body dimensions and body composition, with special emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of each technique and how these techniques may be appropriately used with the client/patient.

NUTR 7200 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500 and consent of instructor
Description

This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: nutritional anemias, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, food allergies, human immunodeficiency virus, hypertension, metabolic disorders, obesity and osteoporosis. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

NUTR 7250 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 7200 and consent of instructor
Description

This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: gastrointestinal, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, renal trauma, pulmonary and special feeding techniques. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

NUTR 7600 Food Service Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 7500
Description

The course focuses on the administrative aspect of a food service system including financial management, human resource planning, safety and sanitation, and energy and environmental issues. Practical experiences are provided in menu planning, nutrient analysis, and food service systems analysis.

NUTR 7800 Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites [HHS 6000], HHS 8000, NUTR 6104 and consent of the instructor
Description

This course provides opportunities for students to have experience in a practice setting. Choice of setting depends on student’s area of specialization.

NUTR 7810 Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Values for Health Professionals
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Inorganic chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, AND EITHER human physiology OR biochemistry
Description

The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand the interrelationships between clinical laboratory test results and the disease process occurring in the patient. Laboratory values from hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis, and microbiology/immunology will be interpreted for infectious diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases, hematologic disorders, and metabolic disorders. Appropriate case studies will be used to illustrate clinical significance.

NUTR 7899 Nutrition Project
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

This course includes supervised independent study in an area of special interest to the student.

NUTR 7900 Special Problems in Nutrition and Dietetics
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 12.0
Prerequisites NUTR 6104 and consent of the instructor
Description

Individual study of a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member.

NUTR 7950 Topics in Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 6000, NUTR 4200 or NUTR 7200 or NUTR 6104 and NUTR 6106
Description

Advanced study in an issue of medical nutrition therapy across the continuum of basic biochemistry and physiology through public health and clinical application. Evidence based practice is stressed, with attention to relationships of basic research to practice, assessment methodologies, targeting specific populations and individuals for appropriate interventions, development of outcome measures, and formation of future research questions. Current recommendations and programs are discussed.

NUTR 7980 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 15.0
Description

Directed research in collaboration with a faculty member. For graduate assistants. Does not count towards degree requirements.

NUTR 7990 Portfolio Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of faculty advisor
Description

This seminar assists students with development of a portfolio, which is an option for students in the professional practice option within the MS in Health Sciences nutrition specialization. Students develop and orally present, explain, and defend their portfolios as part of the seminar. Note: For students beginning their graduate program after Fall 2006, Portfolio Seminar must be taken for a minimum of three semesters at one semester hour each.

NUTR 7999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites [HHS 6000], [HHS 7000], NUTR 6101, NUTR 6102, NUTR 6104 and consent of thesis committee chair
Description

Note: A minimum of six semester hours must be taken. This course includes individual study of a selected investigation in nutrition or food science under the direction of an approved thesis chair and thesis committee.