Syllabus Overview for HNUTR 453-DL Nutrition

3 credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer 

Course Materials

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Topics you will study

•    Macronutrients: Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates
•    Micronutrients: Vitamin and Minerals
•    Phytochemicals
•    Water and the Electrolytes
•    Nutrient Digestion through the Body
•    Nutrients involved in Bone Health, Energy Metabolism and Blood Health
•    Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
•    Nutrition and Physical Activity
•    Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy, Childhood to Late Adulthood

Other topics covered in the course

•    How nutrition affects chronic disease
•    Understanding food labels
•    How sugar contributes to the obesity epidemic
•    Popular diets, such as the Paleo diet and Clean Eating
•    How the food industry shapes America’s waistline
•    Keys to longevity

Projects you will complete

•    Cultural diet assignment
•    Special diets (renal, diabetic, hypertension) handout
•    Nutrition plan final paper

How to plan your time

•    Work is organized into modules of 1 week in length.
•    All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times.
•    Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
–    Reading modules
–    Self-assessment exercises
–    Weekly discussions
–    Mastery activities
–    Case Studies
–    TED talks and podcasts
–    Quizzes
–    Projects and written papers
•    Most students dedicate 10-15 hours/week to the course
•    We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

General Course Activities

Nutrition plan project
Weekly discussions

Course Expectations

A student is expected to devote 10-15 hours per week to complete readings and course activities.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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