Nutrition for Today (NUTR 200)

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 - 11 weeks
  • Class Times: Varies
  • Cost : $1,432

Next Start Date:

September 27, 2017

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


The basic principles of human nutrition are examined, emphasizing the nutrients, their food sources, and their utilization in the body for health and development throughout the life cycle. This course focuses on the practical application of nutrition science in disease prevention, healthy aging, weight management and general health, while also considering the psychological, social and environmental influences on food choices.

You can take this course on its own (through single-course enrollment); you can also apply it towards the Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Health.

Course Objectives

  • Describe and categorize the functions of macronutrients and micronutrients, and identify sources of each
  • Describe diet and lifestyle factors associated with the risk of various chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis
  • Compare dietary needs for different stages of life
  • Translate nutrition science concepts into specific and easy-to-understand dietary recommendations
  • Evaluate the scientific relevancy of nutrition messages available on the Internet and other media
  • Apply your knowledge of nutrition, dietary guidelines, and the relationship between diet and health as you assess your own diet and diet-related health risks

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Program Overview

You must complete all three courses to earn the certificate. You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.

Learning Formats

Online

Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to complete assignments by their due dates. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Classroom

Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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Start Dates

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from September 27, 2017, to December 15, 2017.

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Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from January 3, 2018, to March 16, 2018.

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Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from March 26, 2018, to June 8, 2018.

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Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from June 19, 2017, to August 18, 2017.

Online

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Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses