Nutrition and Dietetics (N&D)
N&D 100. Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics. 1 Credit.
The philosophy, history, future trends, and career options in nutrition and dietetics will be discussed. S/U grading. S.
N&D 220. Foodservice Safety and Sanitation. 1 Credit.
The study of food safety and sanitation throughout the foodservice system. Upon successful completion of the course material and examination, the student will hold ServSafe® Certification. S.
N&D 240. Fundamentals of Nutrition. 3 Credits.
Basic principles of nutrition with application for individuals and family groups. F,S,SS.
N&D 250. Consumer Food Issues. 3 Credits.
Students will explore all aspects of meal management with consideration of the importance of palatability and presentation of food as a means to improve nutritional status. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students with practical skills and knowledge needed to effectively assist consumers, clients and groups with informed food choices. Topics considered by the course include: food composition, purchasing, palatability and quality, meeting nutritional needs through menu planning, budgeting and organizational skills. The impact of various regulatory agencies on protection and distribution of the food supply will be examined. Content will be presented through classroom lectures and activities with opportunity to apply and develop skills in lab sessions. The course will meet for 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Prerequisites: N&D 240. F.
N&D 260. Principles of Foods and Food Science. 3 Credits.
Introduction to food selection and preparation principles, sensory evaluation of food, role of ingredients, and food technology. Emphasizes application of scientific principles in relationship to food composition, physical properties, and chemical reactions during food preparation. Prerequisite: A college level chemistry course. S.
N&D 325. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. 3 Credits.
Optimal growth and development throughout the lifespan requires proper nutrition that begins prior to conception. This course examines nutritional needs of Individuals rior to conception, during pregnancy and lactation, and throughout childhood, adolescence, and all of adulthood. The course will study the nutrient needs for each phase of the life cycle. Students will learn about the influence of nutrition on growth and development, as well as the physiological and developmental basis for food choice and dietary recommendations. Prerequisite: N&D 240. F.
N&D 335. World Food Patterns. 3 Credits.
Examination of the food patterns of selected world population groups considering the effect of social, cultural, and economic practices on nutritional values. F.
N&D 344. Nutrition Education and Counseling. 3 Credits.
Introduces students to counseling and learning theories for application with individuals and groups in clinical or community settings. Students will develop basic skills necessary to design and implement nutrition education programs and will practice application of principles learned in nutrition counseling. Prerequisite: N&D 240. F.
N&D 345. Community Nutrition. 3 Credits.
This course is the 3-credit course to study nutrition in a community. It provides an opportunity for students to develop a variety of communication skills sufficient for entry into pre-professional practice. The course is designed to allow you, the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan programs and promote nutritional well-being to the public. Through readings, lectures and class discussions you will work in a group to select a community to assess, research it relative to interrelated health, social and economic concerns, and identify nutrition priorities that need to be addressed in that community. You will hone speaking and writing skills learned in previous courses through a graduated series of assignments, and you will learn how to critique the work of others, to give helpful feedback, and to work effectively to complete group and individual assignments. Prerequisite: N&D 245. S.
N&D 348. Sports Nutrition. 3 Credits.
Sports Nutrition is an overview of the specialized nutritional needs of recreational and competitive athletes. It presents the scientific basis for the role of food and nutrients during athletic training, performance, and recovery. Prerequisite: N&D 240. F,SS.
N&D 350. Medical Nutrition Therapy I. 2 Credits.
The study and application of nutritional assessment techniques, nutrition care planning methodologies, interviewing and counseling skills, and medical nutrition therapy for common medical conditions. Prerequisite: N&D 245 and PPT 301. F.
N&D 380. Food Service Production and Management. 3 Credits.
Introduces students to the many facets of a quality and quantity food service department. Course content will apply concepts learned in N&D 250 - Consumer Food Issues and N&D 260 - Food Science to food service in a quantity setting. Students will apply management principles to the food service environment. Prerequisites: N&D 250 and N&D 260. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MGMT 300. F.
N&D 441. Advanced Nutrition. 4 Credits.
A comprehensive investigation of the nutritional needs of humans with emphasis on nutritional biochemistry and current issues. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in N&D 240, CHEM 116 or CHEM 340, and PPT 301. S,SS.
N&D 450. Medical Nutrition Therapy II. 3 Credits.
N&D 480. Interprofessional Health Care. 1 Credit.
The focus of this course is learning to work effectively with an interprofessional health care team using a shared patient-centered approach. Case studies will be the primary teaching strategy used. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Dietetics. S/U grading. S.
N&D 494. Research in Nutrition and Dietetics. 1-4 Credits.
Study and application of research designs and procedures appropriate to nutrition and dietetics. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Senior status with completion of a statistics course and a minimum of 12 credits in nutrition and dietetics. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S.
N&D 497. Supervised Practice in Community Nutrition. 1-4 Credits.
Development of professional skills and competencies through planned learning experiences in which knowledge and theory are applied to simulated and real-life situations in community nutrition. Prerequisite: N&D 345, enrollment in the Community Nutrition program, and department consent required. Repeatable to 4 credits. F,SS.
N&D 498. Supervised Practice in Dietetics. 1-12 Credits.
Development of professional skills and competencies through planned learning experiences in which knowledge and theory are applied to simulated and real-life situations in nutrition and dietetics. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics; Dietetics majors require consent of instructor one semester prior to enrollment. Repeatable to 31 credits. F,S,SS.
N&D 499. Special Topics in Nutrition and Dietetics. 1-4 Credits.
Special topics and/or in depth independent study in selected content areas relative to nutrition and dietetics. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Repeatable to 6 credits. On demand.
N&D 541. Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Macronutrients. 3 Credits.
Integration of the molecular, cellular, and physiologic aspects of macronutrient and energy metabolism in humans. Dietary energy, carbohydrates, fiber, lipids, proteins, nutritional interactions and metabolic consequences with emphasis on recent advances in macronutrient nutrition are explored. Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate biochemistry and physiology. F, even years.
N&D 542. Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Micronutrients. 3 Credits.
Integration of the molecular, cellular, and physiologic aspects of vitamin and mineral metabolism in humans. Functions, biological availability, hormonal regulation, requirements, metabolic consequences of deficiencies or excesses, and interrelations with other nutrients with emphasis on current topics related to vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate biochemistry and physiology. S, odd years.
N&D 543. Advanced Topics in Lifecycle Nutrition. 3 Credits.
The course focuses on current and evolving research relating to the physiological changes and nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle. The course will also explore common nutrition-related conditions at each phase of the lifecycle, with emphasis on nutrition strategies to prevent and manage these conditions. On demand.
N&D 544. Obesity and Eating Disorders. 3 Credits.
The course examines the obesity epidemic, eating disorders, and prevention and treatment approaches at multiple levels: individual, social, environmental, and policy. Obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and disordered eating will be discussed and evidence-based interventions explored with emphasis on role of the nutritionist as part of an inter-professional care team. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 545. Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness. 3 Credits.
An exploration of prevention and wellness models specifically designed to decrease the mortality and morbidity of chronic disease in the United States population. The course focuses on the involvement of optimal nutritional health in prevention of disease and promotion of wellbeing. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 550. Nutrition Education and Program Planning. 3 Credits.
Theoretical, research and applied aspects of adult nutrition education. Curriculum design models, instructional tools, program planning and evaluation of education interventions will be discussed in the context of chronic disease prevention. Effective teaching strategies and procedural models for designing effective nutrition education programs targeting the general public will be presented. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. F, odd years.
N&D 552. Professional Nutrition Precepting. 1 Credit.
This course provides both didactic content and opportunities for nutrition professionals to become effective preceptors of nutrition/dietetics students. Under the direction of faculty, dietitians and nutritionists will precept undergraduates in supervised practice settings. S/U grading. On demand.
N&D 553. Nutritional Health Advocacy and Policy. 3 Credits.
An analysis of U.S. public policy processes in relation to food and nutrition, with emphasis on the role of the nutrition professional in influencing the public policy process and advocating for food policies. 3 graduate credit hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 554. Nutrigenomics. 3 Credits.
This course explores to the interactions between nutritional factors, genomics, and health. The course also explores the potential roles of the nutrition professional in developing personalize dietary prescriptions to optimize health, reduce disease risk, or improve management of chronic disease. Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in biochemistry or advanced nutrition and human physiology. On demand.
N&D 555. Small Grant Proposal Development. 1 Credit.
Development of small grant proposals to support nutrition-related program planning and research studies. Prerequisite or Corequisite: N&D 551 or N&D 594.
N&D 560. Nutrition Counseling. 3 Credits.
Theoretical methods and applied skills in counseling will be explored. The relationship between specific theories and their application to case studies will ensure students adapt counseling to meet individual needs based on diverse backgrounds and across age groups. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. S, even years.
N&D 590. Directed Studies in Nutrition. 1-4 Credits.
Designed to meet the needs of an individual student or a small group of graduate students. Course content will be based on the interests and needs of the student(s) in consultation with the faculty member's area of specialization. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits.
N&D 591. Seminar in Nutrition. 1 Credit.
Discussion of current research and evidence-based practice in nutrition. Practice of oral presentation of scientific data in a professional setting. On demand.
N&D 594. Research Methods in Nutrition. 3 Credits.
The course examines the scientific foundation of nutrition research and critiques nutrition research. Students develop a research proposal. Prerequisites: Graduate statistics and admission into the program. S, even years.
N&D 596. Nutrition Education and Counseling Practicum. 2 Credits.
A block of supervised practice experiences working with diverse populations in a nutrition clinic focusing on the development of advanced nutrition education counseling skills. Students will develop both group and individualized client-centered counseling approaches. Practicum is taken near completion of graduate coursework. Prerequisites: N&D 560, a minimum of 20 credits in graduate program, and declared specialization of nutrition education and counseling. Repeatable to 4 credits. SS, even years.
N&D 997. Independent Study. 1-2 Credits.
Designed to meet the needs of an individual student or a small group of graduate students. Course content will be based on the interest and needs of the student(s) in consultation with the faculty member's area of specialization. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. On demand.
N&D 998. Thesis. 1-4 Credits.
A scholarly research project written under the mentorship of the student's advisor. Credit is given upon successful meeting of thesis requirements for the master's degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. On demand.