Nutrition Sciences Course Descriptions
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 Pre-Dietetics 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.
1401 Food Science
Comprehensive study and experimental laboratory investigation of food constituents with a focus on chemical and physiochemical properties and reactions, including sensory evaluation, microbial safety, and food preservation.
2100 Introduction to the Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
History of the profession and the skills and functioning of nutrition and dietetics professionals. Prepares students for their undergraduate major and for entrance into the supervised practice.
Pre-requisite(s): CHE 1300 or 1301 or 1405; or BIO 1305 or 1401 or 1405
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.
2380 Introduction to Food Delivery Systems
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1401 and 2351, or consent of the instructor.
Introduction to meal service in the setting of the home, institutions, childcare, and restaurants. Management of meal planning, preparation, and service. Emphasis on equipment usage and maintenance and time, money, and nutrient management.
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 the application of nutrition-focused physical assessment. Medical terminology pertinent to the NCP will also be discussed.
3314 Consumer Nutrition
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.
Survey of basic nutrition and current issues focusing on personal nutrient needs. Not open to nutrition sciences majors, minors or other students who have taken NUTR 2351.
3351 Nutrition Education
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351.
Nutrition counseling and education strategies that can be used for dietary behavior change, emphasizing practical aspects of nutrition counseling.
3386 Advanced Food Science
Pre-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1401; and BIO 1305, CHE 1301 and 1341, STA 1380 or 2381
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.
3388 Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy
Pre-requisite(s): BIO 1305, [2401 and 2402] or 3322; CHE 1301, 1341; NUTR 3188; 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
Pre-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 1401, 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.
4151 Nutrition Practicum
Pre-requisite(s): Departmental approval required and supervised field experiences in nutrition education and program delivery. A minimum of one hour each week is required in a seminar setting. It may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
4200 Seminar in Nutrition Sciences
Pre-requisite(s): Senior standing or consent of the instructor
Professional aspects of nutritional sciences with a concentration on ethics, credentialing, communications, marketing, and public policy techniques.
4351 Life Cycle Nutrition
Pre-requisite(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 considerations of concomitant problems.
4352 World Nutrition
Pre-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 2351 or consent of the instructor
World hunger as a major international problem. The effects of malnutrition on growth, health, and economic output will be examined.
4386 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness
Pre-requisite(s): NUTR 2351, BIO [2401 and 2402] or 3322, and upper-level standing or consent of instructor
Nutritional concepts for individuals and team sport participants across the life cycle with a particular focus on selection of optimal dietary approaches as related to performance needs, maximizing performance, body comparison, energy balance, and unique nutrient needs for specific sport participants. Food and nutrition quackery in sports will also be addressed.
4387 Advanced Nutrition
Pre-requisite(s): Nutrition Sciences majors must have a grade of C or higher in NUTR 2351, BIO 1305, CHE 1301, 1341, and 3341
Nutrients and their roles in human health. Emphasis on trends in nutritional research
4388 Medical Nutrition Therapy
Pre-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NUTR 3388
In-depth study of various disease states with a focus on pathophysiology and evidence-based medical nutrition therapy interventions. Field experience in clinical dietetics is required.
NUTR 4395 Special Studies in Nutrition, Food Science, and Food Production
Current issues in nutrition, food science or food production can be explored through seminars, special topics, and practicums. It may be repeated with different content for a maximum of 6 semester hours.