NUTR 5032 Assessment of Nutritional Status
A study of nutritional assessment systems and methodology including the
latest technology in dietary, biochemical, anthropometric, and clinical
evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the design of systems, the
interpretation of indices for all age groups in health and disease, and
the application of data in nutritional counseling and consultation.
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in biochemistry, anatomy,
physiology, nutrition, food science or equivalents.
NUTR 5063 Medical Nutrition Therapy
Online course introducing nutrition as a medical specialty from the
perspective of disease prevention and treatment including assessment,
patient interviewing strategies, medical terminology, nutrition care
plan techniques, and prevention strategies. Prerequisites: a
course in nutrition and inorganic biochemistry or equivalent and consent
NUTR 5103 Nutrition and Metabolism: Macronutrients
Reviews cell function, including acid-base balance, utilization of
macronutrients in metabolic processes, and roles of specific nutrients
in human metabolism. Relationship of physiology and organ system
functions to nutrition is addressed. Alteration in metabolic
processes caused by specific diseases will be discussed.
NUTR 5143 Nutrition Research & Statistical Methods
A study of research designs, statistics, and data collection methods
used in nutrition research. Emphasis on planning metabolic,
epidemiological, educational, and clinical studies including food
composition and nutritional assessment surveys with basic and advanced
statistical applications. Prerequisite: Graduate level
course in Statistics (BIOM 5013) and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5203 Geriatric Nutrition
Examines the relationships between nutrition and physiologic aging.
The impact of aging on nutritional requirements, effects of chronic and
acute disease, effects of nutrition on the aging process, and nutrition
programs for older adults are explored. Students will actively
analyze and discuss research literature. Prerequisite: graduate
course in metabolism, nutrition assessment, and advanced clinical
nutrition and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5223 Nutrition in Health Promotion, Wellness, and Athletics
Describe the application of advanced principles of normal and preventive
nutrition in health and fitness, physical performance, disease
prevention, and health promotion in dietetic practice. It relates
clinical research in exercise physiology to decision-making in wellness
and sports nutrition counseling. Prerequisites: NUTR 5103,
NUTR 5153, NUTR 5033 and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5243 Community Nutrition
This course will provide students with a framework to approach, analyze
and work with community nutrition problems. Needs of different
populations and various resources within the community will be
discussed. The course will cover areas such as community needs
assessment, nutrition education, public policy, grant writing and
communication skills needed for various audiences. Prerequisites
include either NUTR 5103 or NUTR 5153 or NUTR 5333 or consent of the
faculty. Off-site activities will be necessary to fulfill the
requirements for this course.
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