Nutritional Sciences (NS)

 

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1000 LEVEL COURSES


1201. Introduction to Dietetics (2). Prerequisite: NS Dietetic majors only, 2.5 TTU GPA. Introduction to the field of dietetics including registration, ethical, legal, and professional issues. S.

1325. [BIOL 1322,1323; HECO 1322] Nutrition, Foods, and Healthy Living (3). No nutrition or nutritional sciences and dietetics majors. An introduction to the nutrients, their content in food, energy utilization, and the role of diet in health and disease. F, S.

1410. Science of Nutrition (4). Study of the nutrients found in foods and utilization of those nutrients by the body. Designed to convey the basic principles of nutritional science. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement. F , S.

 

2000 LEVEL COURSES


2310. [HECO 1315] Principles of Food Preparation (3). Prerequisite: Nutrition, nutritional sciences and dietetics majors, minors, and concentrations only. Application of scientific principles to food preparation. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement. F , S.

2320. Fundamentals of Human Health Behavior Change (3). Behavioral and psychological theory that forms the basis for assisting and motivating people to make health behavior changes. S.

2330. Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport (3). Introduces students to nutrients, their content in food, energy utilization, and their role in health, fitness and sports. Particular attention will focus on body weight, weight loss and weight gain through nutrition and exercise.

2350. Medical Physiology (3). Concepts of normal nutrition in relation to the biochemistry and physiology of the human body.

2380. Cultural Aspects of Food (3). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. A study of the historical, social, psychological, economic, religious, and aesthetic significance of food customs in various cultures. Fulfills multicultural and core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. (Writing Intensive)

 

3000 LEVEL COURSES


3302. Survey of Biochemistry (3). Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 2303 and 2103 or CHEM 3305 and 3105, nutrition and nutritional sciences and dietetics majors only. Survey of general biochemistry.

3310. Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy (3). Prerequisites: Nutrition, nutritional sciences and dietetics majors only; C or better in NS 1410 or 2420; CHEM 2303 or 3305; ZOOL 2402 or 2403 or 2404; 2.75 TTU GPA; Didactic Program in Dietetics approval. Role of dietitian in modern health care system, including the legal aspects of the health care industry. Techniques of assessment, nutrition care planning, and documentation.

3325. Sports Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: C or better in NS 1325 or 1410 and ZOOL 2403 or 2404. Nutrition concepts and applied nutritional practices for the competitive and amateur athlete and physically active individual. F, S.

3340. Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3). Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in NS 1410 or 2420. Didactic Program in Dietetics approval. Factors that affect diet and nutrition throughout the life cycle. F, S.

3360. Nutrition Education (3). Prerequisite: C or better in NS 1410 or 2420. Nutritional sciences (NTRN) majors only. Nutrition education and resources for diverse populations across the lifespan.

3411. Dietetic Counseling Strategies (4). Prerequisites: NSGD majors only, C or better in NS 3310. Application of interviewing, counseling, and educational techniques in dietetics, including individual and group methods. S.

3470. Institutional Food Systems Management (4). Prerequisites: C or better in NS 2310 and 3310. Nutrition dietetics majors only. Overview of institutional food management, including cycle menus, delivery systems, meeting special diet needs, and quality improvement of the facility. F.

 

4000 LEVEL COURSES


4000. Individual Study (V1-6). May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.

4130. Field Work in Food and Nutrition (1). Prerequisite: C or better in NS 1410 or 2420. Corequisite: NS 4330. Preplanned experiences with evaluation of student performance in hospitals, community health centers, clinics, and volume feeding establishments. May be repeated once for credit. F, S.

4201. Professional Issues in Dietetics (2). Prerequisites: Nutritional sciences and dietetics majors only; C or better in NS 3310, 3.0 GPA, junior standing. Final fall semester prior to graduation; for dietetic nutrition majors only. Prepares students for professional careers in dietetics and/or dietetic internships. F.

4220. Medical Terminology (2). Prerequisite: Junior Standing; NSCD, NSCI, and NTRN majors only. Terminology in describing normal anatomical, physiological, and psychological conditions and those related to disease and its treatment. For students entering dietetic and allied health professions. S (online only).

4301. Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (3). Prerequisites: C or better in NS 1410 or 2420 and NS 3340. No nutrition or nutritional sciences and dietetics majors. Introduction to the role of nutrition in the development and management of chronic diseases. Online. F.

4320. Nutritional Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ZOOL 2403 or 2404 and NS 3302 or 3402 or CHEM 3310. Concepts of normal nutrition in relation to the chemistry and physiology of the human body.

4330. Community Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing, C or better in NS 1410 or 2420 and 3340. Corequisite: NS 4130. Study of nutrition-related problems in the community and the various resources, activities, agencies, and programs involved in health promotion and disease prevention. (Writing Intensive) F, S.

4340. Medical Nutritional Therapy I (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in ZOOL 2403 or 2404; NS 3310 and NS 3302, NS 3402, or CHEM 3310. Nutritional assessment and oral, enteral, and parenteral nutritional support. Pathophysiology, medical management, nutritional assessment, and nutritional therapy as they relate to protein energy malnutrition; trauma; obesity; diabetes mellitus; and endocrine, pancreatic, and gallbladder disorders. F, S .

4341. Medical Nutritional Therapy II (3). Prerequisites: C or better in NS 3310, 4220, 4340; and either ZOOL 2403 or 2404. Pathophysiology, medical management, nutritional assessment, and nutritional therapy as they relate to disorders of the hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, immune, renal, and pulmonary systems; cancer; diseases of childhood; and pregnancy. S.

4350. Emerging Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (3). Prerequisites: C or better in NS 1410 or 2420 and 3340; senior standing. Readings, discussion, and analysis of trends and developments in food science and nutrition. (Writing Intensive) F, S.

 

5000 LEVEL COURSES


5000. Independent Study in Nutrition (V1-6). Independent study in nutrition. May be repeated for credit.

5118. Seminar (1). May be repeated for credit.

5311. Problems in Nutrition (3). May be repeated for credit.

5313. Clinical Nutrition Applications (3). Prerequisite: C or better in NS 5601 (concurrent enrollment allowed). Dietetic internship students present case studies related to their internship experiences.

5315. Nutrition Education (3). Nutrition education and resources for a diverse population across the lifespan.

5327. Lipids in Nutrition (3). Structure, function, requirement digestion, absorption and metabolism of lipids; and current research in lipids.

5329. Minerals in Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: C or better in NS 4320 or instructor consent. Study of minerals and their interrelationships in nutrition.

5330. Introduction to Nutrition Research (3). Introduction to and critical review of current research designs and methodology in survey and controlled experiments; proposal, writing, reporting, and interpretation of data.

5331. Issues in Nutrition (3). Current issues in human nutrition with emphasis on interrelationships of nutrients in metabolism and their impacts on health.

5333. Vitamins in Nutrition (3). Study of essential vitamins and factors affecting vitamin utilization.

5334. Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy (3). Physiological and metabolic bases for dietary modification in disease including assessment of biochemical and anthropometric indicators.

5335. Issues in Sports Nutrition (3). Current issues in sports nutrition with emphasis on physiology of exercise, physical activity, and athletes.

5336. Nutritional Assessment and Data Interpretation (3). Methods, techniques, and data interpretation for assessing nutritional status of individuals and groups.

5345. Nutrition and Sustainability of Global Food Supplies (3). Examination of sustainable nutrition practices and global food issues such as starvation and malnutrition.

5350. Nutritional Pathophysiology (3). Prerequisite: One semester of college-level biology. An introduction to human pathophysiology with emphasis on the impact of nutritional influences.

5360. Advanced Community Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of community nutrition needs, resources, policies, programs, and applications of skills in health promotion.

5365. Vitamins and Minerals (3). Sources and requirements, deficiencies and toxicities, vitamins and minerals in gene regulation and metabolism, DNA methylation, vitamins and minerals in health promotion and disease prevention.

5370. Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Lipids in Nutrition (3). Structure, function, requirement, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids; current research in carbohy-drates, proteins, and lipids related to health and diseases.

5380. Carbohydrates and Proteins in Nutrition (3). Carbohydrate and protein structure, function, synthesis, requirement, digestion, absorption and metabolism; and current research in carbohydrates and proteins.

5601. Internship in Dietetics (6). Prerequisite: Admission to the dietetic internship program. Internship experience in the practice of dietetics in clinical health care, food systems management, and community nutrition settings.

 

6000 LEVEL COURSES


6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6118. Seminar (1). Graduate-level seminar.

6310. Nutrition Education (3). Nutrition education and resources for diverse population across the lifespan.

6315. Genetic Regulation of Metabolism (3). Study of molecular-genetic regulation of metabolism with an emphasis on mammalian species, genetically modified animals, and human metabolic disease.

6318. Maternal and Child Nutrition (3). Overview of the major nutrition issues, policies, and intervention programs for women and children in the United States and globally.

6320. Nutritional Epidemiology (3). Examines methodologies used in nutritional epidemiological studies and reviews the current state of knowledge regarding diet and other nutritional indicators as etiologic factors in disease.

6325. Nutrition, Exercise, and Sport (3). The study and application of nutrition as it relates to the physiology of exercise, physical activity, and individual and team sport athletes.

6330. Sports Supplements and Ergogenic Aids (3). The study and application of supplements and ergogenic aids as they relate to the physiology of exercise, physical activity, and individual and team sport athletes.

6335. Motivating Health Behavior—Coaching Theory and Application (3). The study of behavioral and psychological theory for assisting and motivating clients and the application of these theories in the context of health coaching with various patients.

6340. Nutrition and Chronic Disease (3). Examination of nutrition-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

6345. Nutrition Immunology (3). Topics include immune system, vitamins and minerals in immune function, nutrition, immunity and diseases, impact of alcohol and smoking on immune function, aging and immunity.

6350. Advanced Research Methods (3). Presentations and discussions about research methods across various areas of nutrition and biological sciences.

 

7000 LEVEL COURSES


7000. Research (V1-12).

 

8000 LEVEL COURSES


8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12). 

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