Nutrition Science Course Descriptions

DPD Course List Form

Students will be provided a list of DPD courses needed for completion of the Didactic program upon their entrance into the major.  These courses must be completed within a 6 year period from their entry into the Nutrition Sciences Group I major.  Requirements for the Didactic program are dynamic and change when accreditation standards change.  It is best for the student to complete the designated courses as quickly as possible to prevent having to satisfy new standards which may be in effect if the student takes more than 6 years to complete their studies.

Nutrition Science Course Descriptions

1401 Food Science

The physical and chemical changes that occur during preparation of food and its products.

Food safety, preservation of nutritional content, and food selection are also covered. (2-2) Fee.

2100 Introduction to Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Individual study of selected areas of interest in Nutrition Sciences 

2351 Nutrition

Scientific approach to the essential nutrients for human growth and development. Macronutrients, micronutrients, and human metabolism have detailed coverage; a computer diet analysis is conducted. (3-0).

2380 Introduction to food Delivery Systems

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1401 and 2351, or consent of instructor.

Introduction to meal service in the setting of the home, institutions, child care, and restaurants. Management of meal planning, preparation, and service. Emphasis on equipment usage and

maintenance and time, money, and nutrient management. (2-2) (Fee)

3100 Applied Undergraduate Research in Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): Junior level standing.

In-depth undergraduate research. This class is intended for application-oriented, individualized professor-supervised undergraduate research applications.

3188 Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process

Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.

Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) with an emphasis on the Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Diagnosis components of this standard protocol, including application of nutrition focused physical assessment. Medical terminology pertinent to the NCP will also be discussed.

3314 Consumer Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.

General survey of basic nutrition and current issues focusing on personal nutrient needs. Critical analysis of food and nutrition issues will be emphasized.

3351 Nutrition Education

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351.

Planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition educational materials for use in individual counseling and small groups. (3-0)

3386 Advanced Food Science

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1401; and BIO 1305, CHE 1301 and 1341.

Investigation of the composition, functional properties, and reactions of food components. The study of chemical-physical changes which result from processing materials comprising foods. Study of experimental techniques for product development. (2-2) (Fee)

3388 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy

Prerequisite(s): BIO 1305, CHE 1301, 1341, and a minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351.

In-depth study and proficiency testing of the nutrition care process, medical vocabulary, medical records, clinical math, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

3435 Food Service Production

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1301, 2351 and 2380.

Quality food production techniques, procedures, and management of meals serving fifty or more people. The function and methods of food management (for profit) will be emphasized in this course. (2-3) (Fee)

4151 Nutrition Practicum

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.

Supervised fi eld experiences in nutrition education and program delivery. A minimum of one hour each week is required in a seminar setting. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit.

4200 Seminar in Nutrition Sciences

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing; or consent of the instructor.

Professional aspects of nutritional sciences with concentration on ethics, credentialing, communications, marketing, and public policy techniques. (1-0)

4351 Life Cycle Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351 or consent of instructor.

Nutritional needs of individuals as they progress through the life cycle from birth through aging, with consideration of concomitant problems. (3-0)

4352 World Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351; or consent of instructor.

World hunger as a major international problem. The effects of malnutrition on growth, health, and economic output will be examined. (3-0)

4386 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness

Prerequisite(s): FCS 2351 or consent of instructor.

Nutritional concepts for individuals and team sport participants across the life cycle with a particular focus on a selection of optimal dietary approaches as related to performance needs, maximizing performance, body composition, energy balance, and unique nutrient needs for specific sport participants. Food and Nutrition quackery in sports will also be addressed.

4387 Advanced Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): Dietetics majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in NUTR 2351, BIO 1305, CHE 1301, 1341 and 3341; and a minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351.

Nutrients and their roles in human health. Emphasis on trends in nutritional research. (3-0)

4388 Medical Nutrition Therapy

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 3388.

Nutrient metabolic pathways as they relate to specific health conditions. Specific diet

recommendations are explored. Field experience in clinical dietetics is required. (3-0)