NUTR 6001 Supervised Practice I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

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

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

NUTR 6003 Supervised Practice III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

NUTR 6004 Supervised Practice IV
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

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

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

NUTR 6006 Supervised Practice VI
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the Coordinated Program
Description

This course provides students with experience working in community, clinical or management settings under the supervision of a preceptor.

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 2107K & BIOL 2108K 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 SNHP 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 that includes nutrition education materials for a selected target group. 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.

NUTR 6103 Nutritional Epidemiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 6000, 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 NUTR 6500 AND NUTR 6700 or equivalent
Description

This course focuses on the metabolism of macronutrients and micronutrients, 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 Life Cycle Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Prerequisite: None for students accepted into the M.S. in Health Sciences concentration in Nutrition program or the undergraduate Nutrition Science program
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 6150 Food Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Entry into the M.S. in Health Science with a specialization in nutrition
Description

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 6151 Food Science Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

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 6300 Nutrition Counseling Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Current student in good standing in the Master of Science in Health Science, Nutrition
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 Macronutrients
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None for students accepted into the M.S. in Health Sciences concentration in Nutrition Program
Description

Course covers to the digestion, absorption, biochemical functions, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. Emphasis is placed on the role of macronutrients in human nutrition.

NUTR 6700 Micronutrients
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None for students accepted into the M.S. in Health Sciences concentration in Nutrition Program
Description

This course covers the digestion, absorption, biochemical functions, and metabolism of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Emphasis is placed on the role of micronutrients in human nutrition.

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 6955 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 6970 Communicating Nutrition Science to the Public
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

This interactive course is designed to giveprovide students a hands-on experience with nutrition and health communicationsvarious media formats. Students will evaluate and create nutrition and health messaging for target audiences across traditional, digital and social media formats, plan and practice media interviews, and write feature articles for web and print publication.

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 or NUTR 7200 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 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 4200 or NUTR 7200 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
Description

Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions or consent of instructor. 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 professionals 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 Nutrition and Disease
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500/6500 and NUTR 3700/6700 or equivalent and consent of instructor
Description

This course introduces students to the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of diseases and conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, the renal system, and pulmonary function. Anemias, metabolic disorders, inflammation, immunological disorders, and osteoporosis are also reviewed.

NUTR 7250 Medical Nutrition Therapy Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites None for students accepted into the Coordinated Program (without a verification statement)
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 7280 Nutritional Genomics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500 and NUTR 3700
Description

Course covers how nutrients affect gene expression, how nutrients and genes interact, how nutrients affect the process of select diseases, and epigenomics (alteration of gene expression without genetic change)

NUTR 7500 Comprehensive Examination
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites- Admission to Graduate Program. This course is one of the non-thesis capstone options offered in the Department of Nutrition. The comprehensive examination will consist of essay questions taken from a pool of essay questions from each of the Health Sciences Core and Specialization Curriculum courses. The course will be taken in the semester of graduation.

NUTR 7899 Nutrition Project
Credit Hours 1.0 - 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 - 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
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 - 15.0
Description

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

NUTR 7990 Master’s Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of faculty advisor
Description

A minimum of six semester hours must be taken. This course includes individual study of a selected project in nutrition, food science or laboratory science under the direction of an approved project chair. Students must develop and orally present, explain, and defend their project as part of the capstone requirement.

NUTR 7999 Thesis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SNHP 6000 and consent of faculty advisor
Description

Note: A minimum of six semester hours must be taken. This course includes individual study of a selected investigation in nutrition, food science or laboratory science under the direction of an approved thesis chair and thesis committee. Students must develop and orally present, explain and defend their thesis as part of the capstone requirement.