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Nutrition

NUTR 1113 Introduction to Nutrition
A study of nutrients (including general functions), factors affecting utilization, food sources, dietary allowances, food economics, special needs in the life cycle, current issues in nutrition, energy metabolism, food economics, special diets, and fad diets. The role of nutrients in the functioning of the human immune system is discussed.
NUTR 3011 Geriatric Nutrition
Analysis of the effects of aging on nutritional needs and physiological processes relevant to nutrition. Special emphasis will be placed on aspects of geriatric nutrition most relevant to professional health care providers. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission
NUTR 3021 Nutrition Aspects for the Community Health Nurse
Analysis of the role of nutrition in the public health setting. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission.
NUTR 3031 Nutrition Assessment
Analysis of the issues involved in the assessment of nutritional status in a variety of settings. Special emphasis will be placed on nutrition screening. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission.
NUTR 3041 Nutrition Management of Obesity
Analysis of the issues involved in the assessment and management of the overweight or obese patient in a variety of community and health care settings. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission.
NUTR 3051 OB/GYN and Lactation Nutrition
Analysis of the effects of pregnancy and lactation on nutritional needs and physiological processes relevant to nutrition. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission.
NUTR 3061 Pediatric Nutrition
Analysis of the effects of growth and development on nutritional needs and physiological processes relevant to nutrition. Prerequisite: NUTR 1113 or permission.
NUTR 3303 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness
A study of the role of nutrition in sport and fitness including fluid and electrolyte balance, supplements and ergogenic aids, and special problems such as bulking-up and dehydration. Prerequisites: BIOL 1144 and NUTR 1113.