NUTR 2100 Principles of Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

The course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a basic knowledge of nutrients and energy, and the scientific basis of nutrient requirements. The course will also provide students with information on nutrient associations with disease and principles for applying scientific nutrition principles to contemporary nutrition issues.

NUTR 3010 Introduction to Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Junior standing or consent of instructor
Description

The course is designed to introduce students to the elements of research design and evidence-based practice and to gain competence in the evaluation of research as well as the application of some of the conceptual elements of research problem development and the design of reasonable research approaches. Main outcome is to enable students to become critical consumers of the professional literature. Class discussions, student assignments, guest lectures, and library visits are used throughout the course to enrich the learning experience of students.

NUTR 3100 Nutrition and Health
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students are introduced to basic knowledge about nutrients and energy, selecting foods of high nutrient density, and identifying truths and untruths among advertised claims for food products. Current controversial issues such as supplementation, popular diets, and nutrition related diseases are also examined. Open to all university students.

NUTR 3105 Normal Nutrition through the Life Cycle
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or consent of instructor
Description

This course includes nutrition assessment, physical growth and development, and the physiological basis for nutrient needs in pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. Age specific dietary recommendations for optimal health and disease prevention are components of this course.

NUTR 3150 Food Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1211K, NUTR 2100
Description

Course covers an overview of food categories and their basic characteristics and properties; sensory responses to food/flavor quality; food processing, preparation, and safety; and functional and non-functional ingredients.

NUTR 3170 Food Safety and Sanitation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 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 3500 Macronutrient Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100, CHEM 1211K, CHEM 1212K, CHEM 2400, or consent of instructor
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 3600 Functional Foods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or consent of the instructor
Description

This course provides a fundamental understanding of functional foods and nutraceuticals (FFN), examines the safety and efficacy of individual FFN, and examines factors pertaining to development and commercialization of FFN. Particular emphasis will be placed on health and performance claims of individual FFN.

NUTR 3700 Micronutrient Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100, CHEM 1211K, CHEM 1212K, CHEM 2400, or consent of instructor
Description

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 3800 International Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or 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 4100 Energy, Metabolism and Obesity
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500
Description

This course covers the external and internal factors that regulate energy metabolism leading to obesity. Some topics include how the body senses hunger, the bodys capacity to store or utilize energy, the bodys response to nutrients, and how circulating factors affect the function of metabolically important tissues. This course also examines how body weight is controlled and the link between obesity and metabolic disease.

NUTR 4105 Geriatric Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100
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 4108 Nutrition Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500 and NUTR 3700, NUTR 4200 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, soft tissue assessment, biochemical assessment, dietary survey techniques, and demographic assessment.

NUTR 4200 Nutrition and Disease
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 3500 and NUTR 3700
Description

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

NUTR 4280 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 4400 Nutrition Intervention
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100, NUTR 3105, NUTR 4200
Description

This course focuses on community assessment and design, implementation, and evaluation of community based nutrition interventions for specific target groups.

NUTR 4950 Senior Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 4200 and NUTR 3010 or SNHP 3500
Description

Students select a nutrition-related topic and utilize research, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills to develop a written paper on the topic. The course focuses on the scientific basis of the nutrition and includes research methodology, interpretation of research literature, and the integration of research principles into evidence based practice. Serves as the Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Nutrition Science majors.

NUTR 4955 Nutrition and Food Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 and NUTR 3105 or consent of instructor
Description

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. The course also reviews public health policy approaches to healthy nutrition and physical activity promotion and issues in physical activity measurement.

NUTR 4960 Nutrition and Physical Fitness
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or consent of instructor
Description

This course is directed toward the specific roles of energy and nutrients in physical performance. Topics include faddism, quackery, and common myths associated with nutritional management of the athlete. Appropriate strategies for weight change, unique dietary concerns for the female, endurance and vegetarian athletes, the pre-game meal, and the interrelationships among nutrition, physical activity and cardiovascular health are also explored.

NUTR 4970 Communicating Nutrition Science to the Public
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or consent of instructor
Description

This interactive course is designed to give students a hands-on experience with nutrition and health communications. 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 publications.

NUTR 4990 Entrepreneurial Nutrition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NUTR 2100 or consent of instructor
Description

Students learn successful techniques of entrepreneurship in dietetics and formulate business plans for development of private practice in dietetics.

NUTR 4999 Nutrition Project
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

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