Nutrition

NUTR 7005 Foundations of Nutrition Through the Lifecycle3 Credits

This course will begin with an introduction to the fundamentals of human nutrition including a broad overview of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Analysis and application of the physiological, biological and biochemical basis for differences in nutritional requirements throughout the stages of the lifecycle including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood will be discussed.

NUTR 7010 Food Science4 Credits

This course introduces the principles of food science and food safety. Students will understand government and regulatory regulations, and the changes that occur in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other food components during food preparation. The lab portion will teach culinary techniques and introduce a variety of recipes, emphasizing information learned in lecture. Students will learn general principles of choosing, storing, and preparing different categories of food.

NUTR 7015 Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis3 Credits

Prerequisite: NUTR 7005.

This course provides an introduction to the standardized language for the Nutrition Care Process in various disease states and conditions. It will include interviewing, anthropometrics, laboratory data, nutrition diagnosis, intervention and monitoring and evaluation. It will include an introduction to the nutrition focused physical assessment.

NUTR 7020 Community Nutrition3 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7951.

This course provides a comprehensive review of program planning, policies, resources, and nutrition issues specific to community nutrition. Additionally, the resources available to providing and implementing nutrition programs for various populations and how to assess those interventions will be addressed.

NUTR 7025 Nutritional Biochemistry3 Credits

This course emphasizes the metabolism and biochemistry of carbohydrates, protein, and fat (energy containing nutrients). The course covers chemical structures, digestion, absorption, distribution, and metabolism of the nutrients, including information on the metabolic pathways.

NUTR 7030 Nutrition Pharmacology3 Credits

This course focuses on the principles of pharmacology, with a focus on the impact of food and nutrients on the action and effectiveness of medications and complementary and alternative medicine. The course covers basic pharmacology principles, drug classifications, and the role of medications to treat disease and improve quality of life.

NUTR 7035 Advanced Nutrition Counseling3 Credits

Prerequisite: NUTR 7015.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to communicate with individuals, groups, and the public. Students will practice and evaluate communication skills in counseling individuals.

NUTR 7040 Nutrition Metabolism3 Credits

Prerequisite: NUTR 7025.

This course has the student come to an understanding of the physiological and metabolic processes involved in processing nutrients. This ranges from gaining understanding of the organs involved in digestion, to the biochemical processes that transform nutrients to be utilized by cells. Furthermore the course demonstrates the regulation of nutrient processing and aberrations of the process in metabolic diseases.

NUTR 7045 Food Systems Management3 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7952.

Prerequisite: NUTR 7010.

This course will focus on food safety and regulations as well as human resource management, institutional menu development, budgeting, finance, and food service equipment, layout, and design.

NUTR 7050 Nutrition for Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease3 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7953.

Prerequisite: NUTR 7015.

This course addresses chronic disease states and the dietary modifications necessary to meet the needs of the body during pathological conditions. Includes oral, as well as other enteral and parenteral feeding routes. Application of the nutrition care process to assess, diagnosis, plan interventions, monitor, and evaluate patient outcomes.

NUTR 7055 Nutrition and Global Health3 Credits

This course provides information on the major health challenges faced globally. In addition, determinants of health and disease, emerging health priorities, impact of poverty, health systems, and global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion will be explored.

NUTR 7060 Advanced Clinical Nutrition3 Credits

Prerequisites: NUTR 7050, NUTR 7953.

This course addresses the dietary modifications necessary to meet the needs of the body during pathological conditions while identifying complex metabolic and physiological interrelationships. In addition, advanced nutritional concepts in healthcare will be addressed. Application of the nutrition care process will be used in assessing, diagnosing, planning interventions, monitoring, and evaluating patient outcomes.

NUTR 7951 Community Nutrition Practicum1 Credit

Corequisite: NUTR 7020.

Supervised experiential learning applying knowledge obtained in the Community Nutrition course. Practicum will include a participation in the daily activities in a community setting, acting in a staff relief position in a community nutrition setting, and completing culminating Program Planning and Evaluation Project in a community setting.

NUTR 7952 Food Systems Practicum2 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7045.

Supervised experiential learning applying knowledge obtained in the Food Systems Management course. Practicum will include a culminating project demonstrating planning, marketing, healthy menu development, teaching, budgetary needs, cost control, quality assurance, and evaluation.

NUTR 7953 Nutrition Practicum I3 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7050.

Supervised experiential learning applying prior knowledge in a clinical setting. Practicum will include working with patients with various disease states. Students will work under the supervision of Registered Dietitians providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for various disease states using the Nutrition Care Process.

NUTR 7954 Advanced Practice Residency3 Credits

Corequisite: NUTR 7060.

Supervised experiential learning applying prior knowledge in a clinical setting. Practicum will include working with patients with various disease states. Students will work under the supervision of Registered Dietitians providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for advanced disease states and critical care. This will include two weeks of staff relief on a patient care unit.

NUTR 7961 DCN Project Seminar I1 Credit

Prerequisites: NURS 7608, NURS 7614.

The focus of this doctoral-level project seminar is to write a research proposal, collect data, and obtain an IRB for the final research project.

NUTR 7962 DCN Project Seminar II1 Credit

Prerequisite: NUTR 7961.

The focus of this doctoral-level project seminar is to complete the final research paper and disseminate research data at a professional poster session.