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  1. 11.709.101 Nutrition for Today (1) (PDF)
    The aim of this course is to increase the breadth and depth of student knowledge regarding a wide variety of nutrition topics and how to apply them to their daily lives.
  2. 11:709:201,202 Culinary Nutrition & Lab (3,1) (PDF)
    Exploration of the science of food principles and application of culinary food preparation principles. Culinary nutrition skill development through laboratory experiences focused on food nutritional and sensory quality and ingredient functions & interactions.
  3. 11:709:102 Careers in Nutrition (1)  
    Exploration of current and emerging career paths in food and nutrition. Development of professional skill portfolio for successful career preparation and entry.
  4. 11:709:235:90-91 Sports Nutrition (Online) (3) (PDF)
    An introduction to nutrition for health and performance
  5. 11:709:255:01 Nutrition & Health (3) (PDF) / 11:709:255:02 Nutrition & Health (3) (PDF)
    Introduction to fundamental human nutrition concepts (nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism) and the scientific process for creating evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
  6. 11:709:255:90-91 Nutrition & Health (Online) (3) (PDF)
    Introductory nutrition; nutrients and their functions in the human body throughout the life cycle
  7. 11:709:301 Food Safety & Sanitation in Food Service (2)  
    Fundamentals of food safety and sanitation, microbiological and environmental food pathogens, foodborne disease prevention in commercial and non-commercial food operations, and food safety guidelines, regulations, and management systems. Hazard analysis of food preparation and processing activities, determination of critical control points, and monitoring procedures and corrective actions to ensure food safety.
  8. 11:709:345 Life Span Nutrition (2) (PDF)
    Lecture; prerequisite: 355:101, 11:709:255
    This course explores how the physiology of how growth, body composition and energy expenditure influence nutritional requirements throughout the human lifecycle and their impact on human health. Assessment of normal growth and body development during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood along with the influence of nutrition prior to and during conception will be covered in detail. Students will also explore the importance of maternal health and nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and the impact of poor nutrition on fetal and infant development. Content on adult and elderly adult nutrition will focus on the role of nutrition in preventing chronic diseases. Finally, the course will conclude with an introduction to the importance of lifespan nutrition in a global context. Upon completion, students will be able to critically assess nutritional requirements and health relative to age.
  9. 11:709:400 Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 01:694:301 or 11:115:403, 404 or 01:694:407-408; all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better; This course is acceptable as an elective for Biological Science (119), Biochemistry (115) and Animal Biotechnology (126), and is used to calculate the Science GPA for Medical School applications.
    Analysis of biochemical and metabolic pathways essential for nutritional homeostasis with a focus on macronutrient metabolism. Integration of genomic science with nutrition and application of biochemical and metabolic pathways in patients with nutrition-related disease states.
  10. 11:709:401 Advanced Nutrition: Energy and Micronutrients (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 01:694:301 or 11:115:403, 404 or 01:694:407-408; all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better; This course is acceptable as an elective for Biological Science (119), Biochemistry (115) and Animal Biotechnology (126), and is used to calculate the Science GPA for Medical School applications.
    Analysis of biochemical and metabolic pathways essential for nutritional homeostasis with a focus on micronutrients and energy metabolism. Integration of genomic science with nutrition and application of biochemical and metabolic pathways in patients with nutrition-related disease states.
  11. 11:709:402 Advanced Nutrition: Readings for Macronutrients (1) (PDF)
    Corerequisite: 11:709:400
    Discussion of problems set by instructors of Advanced Nutrition I to develop understanding of the topics covered
  12. 11:709:403 Advanced Nutrition: Readings for Energy and Micronutrients (1) (PDF)
    Corerequisite: 11:709:401
    Discussion of problems set by instructors of Advanced Nutrition II to develop understanding of the topics covered
  13. 11:709:404 Advanced Nutrition: Clinical Research Practicum (1)
    Corequisite: 11:709:400
    Critical review of evidence-based literature that informs nutrition and dietetic practice guidelines. Interpretation of nutrition guidelines to lay audiences.
  14. 11:709:405 Professional Issues in Dietetics (P/NC, 1) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: Open only to seniors
    Trends in the field of dietetics and the effects of legislative, health care, marketing and entrepreneurial issues on the profession
  15. 11:709:410 Dietetics in Professional Practice (3)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:102
    Preparation for post-baccalaureate programming required for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential; includes exploration of RDN pathways, clarification of career goals, and professional practice in dietetics (scope practice, code of ethics, mentoring, health care policies).
  16. 11:709:427 Obesity: Biology, Behavior and Management (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:255
    Examine the multi-factorial etiology of the obesity epidemic as well as the treatment and public policy approaches that are being used in the obesity research community to combat it
  17. 11:709:440 Contemporary Issues in Nutritional Sciences ("Practical Experience in Community Nutrition & Health Promotion") (3) (PDF)
    Open only to junior and senior majors; others by permission of instructor
    Investigations of recent trends and issues in nutrition and development
  18. 11:709:441 Community Nutrition (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:345
    The study of teaching, science, evaluation, and politics of community nutrition. Exploration of programs and agencies designed to improve the nutritional status of various populations. Field experience involving community nutrition program needs assessment for diverse cultures.
  19. 11:709:442 Nutrition Education & Communication (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:345, 441
    Exploration and application of behavior change theories and models, health communication, education, and evaluation strategies for evidence-based nutrition education and communication in diverse settings. Critical review and interpretation of evidence-based nutrition literature for lay audiences.
  20. 11:709:443 Methods in Sensory Analysis (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:255
    Provides a basic background in human orosensory physiology and sensory testing methods
  21. 11:709:444 Management of Food Service Systems (3)  
    Prerequisite: 11:709:344
    Purchasing policies as related to food equipment in the food service industry; study of quantity kitchen layout; systems approach to resource management and financial control; field trip fee
  22. 11:709:448 Food Production & Management (3)  
    Prerequisite: 11:709:201, 202, 301
    Application of quantity food production principles in commercial and non-commercial food service operations. Emphasis is on integration of menu creation and analysis; recipe development, HACCP, and costing; budgeting; food procurement; food production; customer service; and management theories.
  23. 11:709:449 Food Service Lab (1)  
    Corequisite: 11:709:448
    Laboratory experience in a commercial food service operation, with an emphasis on quantity food production and evaluation skill development.
  24. 11:709:475 Nutrition & Fitness (3) (PDF)
    Open only to junior and senior majors; others by permission of instructor
  25. 11:709:481:01 Seminar in Nutrition (1.5, Dr. Worobey) (PDF)
    11:709:481:01 Seminar in Nutrition (1.5, Dr. Hoffman) (PDF)
    11:709:481:01 Seminar in Nutrition (1.5, Dr. Anthony) (PDF)
    11:709:481:02 Seminar in Nutrition (1.5, Dr. Miller)
    Review of nutrition journals, critical reading in topics in the history of nutrition and specific nutrition problems of current interest
  26. 11:709:483 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1: Nutrition Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
    Prerequisite: 11:115:301
    Introduction to evidence-based methods for assessing nutritional status and diagnosing nutrition-related conditions via application of the Nutrition Care Process. Critical analysis of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical diet, and environmental measurements during nutrition-focused exams.
  27. 11:709:484 Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab (1)
    Corequisite: 11:709:483
    Application of nutrition assessments and counseling skills through simulations and/or standardized patients.
  28. 11:709:485 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2: Intervention, Monitoring & Evaluation (3)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:410, 484
    Integration of disease pathophysiology and functional nutrition for major nutrition-related disease states that will inform nutritional and pharmacological interventions, monitoring, and evaluation of diverse patients using the Nutrition Care Process.
  29. 11:709:489 Experimental Foods (4) (PDF)
    Lecture/lab; prerequisites: 01:160:209, 211; 11:709: 201, 202; 01:960:401
    Physical and chemical properties of foods; laboratory investigation of effects of alteration in preparation, storage, and preservation on quality and acceptability
  30. 11:709:493, 494 Research in Nutrition (BA)
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor
    Special problems in the field of nutrition
  31. 11:709:498 Nutrition & Disease (3) (PDF)
    Prerequisite: 11:709:400 or 401
    Nutritional aspects and dietary treatments of diseases in which nutrition plays a major role
  32. 11:709:499 Nutrition Counseling (1) (PDF)
    Prerequisite; 11:709:441; Corequisite: 11:709:442
    Application of scientific knowledge to actual case studies; techniques for effective nutrition counseling