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Nutritional Sciences (NS)

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5000 Graduate Level6000 Graduate Level7000 Research Level 8000 Doctoral Level

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1000 Level Courses

1201. Introduction to Dietetics (2). Prerequisite: NS Dietetic majors only, 2.5 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.Back to Top

 

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.

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)

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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 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: NS 1325 or 1410 and ZOOL 2403 or 2404 with a grade of C or higher. Nutrition concepts and applied nutritional practices for the competitive and amateur athlete and physically active individual. S.

3340. Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3). Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or higher 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 higher in NS 1410 or 2420. Nutrition education and resources for diverse populations across the lifespan. F.

3411. Dietetic Counseling Strategies (4). Prerequisites: Nutritional sciences and dietetics majors only, NS 3310 with a grade of C or higher. Application of interviewing, counseling, and educational techniques in dietetics, including individual and group methods. F , S.

3470. Institutional Food Systems Management (4). Prerequisites: NS 2310 and 3310 with a grade of C or higher. Nutritional sciences and dietetics majors only. Overview of institutional food management, including cycle menus, delivery systems, meeting special diet needs, and quality improvement of the facility. F .Back to Top

 

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: NS 1410 or 2420 with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NS 4330. Preplanned experiences with evaluation of student performance in hospitals, community health centers, clinics, and volume feeding establishments. F , S.

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

4220. Medical Terminology (2). Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing. Online 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. F, S, SS.

4301. Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (3). Prerequisites: 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: ZOOL 2403 or 2404, and NS 3302 or NS 3402 or CHEM 3310 with a grade of C or higher. Concepts of normal nutrition in relation to the chemistry and physiology of the human body. F, S.

4330. Community Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing (see advisor for authorization), 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: NS 3310, 4120 or 4220, 3302, and ZOOL 2403 or 2404, with a grade of C or higher. 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 higher in NS 3310, 4120 or 4220, 4340; 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. F, 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.

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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 or corequisite: NS 5601. 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: NS 4320. 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). Prerequisite: NS 4320. Current issues in human nutrition with emphasis on interrelationships of nutrients in metabolism and their impacts on health..

5333. Vitamins in Nutrition (3). Prerequisite: NS 4320. Study of essential vitamins and factors affecting vitamin utilization.

5334. Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy (3). Prerequisites: NS 3340 and 4320. 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.

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.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6)

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

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.

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.

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

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

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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