Applied Nutrition & Metabolism
Overview of biochemistry, metabolism, physiological actions, and interrelationships of macronutrients and micronutrients. Discusses the regulation of the biochemical pathways of nutrients digestion, absorption, excretion, transport, and cellular metabolism. Study of nutritional and toxicological standards for humans and bioavailability of micronutrients. Explores the scientific methods to build foundation of nutrition knowledge and recommendations.
Principles of Nutrition Education
Overview of the fundamental theories and processes of nutrition education for individuals and groups. Includes approaches to needs assessment; program planning and design, population-appropriate interventions, evaluation and assessment.
Examination and application of counseling skills, counseling strategies and counseling theories needed to promote health behavior change. Students will be guided in the development of a personal counseling style and philosophy. Focus on interactive learning of the counseling process, including role- play and skills practice.
Action research in the field of nutrition/nutrition education is presented. Students develop and present an action research project utilizing skills and knowledge gained from all graduate courses. Prerequisite: student’s final semester with a maximum of four other credits needed for completion of the degree.
- GEN 501 Human Development (3)
- GEN 502 Methods of Research (3)
- GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations (3)
- NED 644 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)
- NED 647 Applied Nutrition and Metabolism (3)
- NED 653 Health Counseling (3)
- NED 680 Principles of Nutrition Education (3)
- NED 691 Nutrition Capstone (3)
- ELECTIVES Nutrition Electives (6)
- NED 511 Special Topics in Nutrition (1-3)
- NED 620 Sports Nutrition (3)
- NED 643 Community Nutrition (3)
- NED 648 Independent Study (3)
- MML 600 Leadership Foundations (3)
- MML 603 Managing Organizational Effectiveness (3)
- MML 621 Strategic Management (3)
- COUN 606 Family Counseling (3)
- COUN 640 Diversity Counseling (3)
- EDL 614 Instructional Needs of English Language Learners (3)
- EDL 615 Contemporary Professional Ethics (3)
Other electives may be permitted with the written approval of the Department Chair.
- General Chemistry with laboratory (CHE 101, 102)
- Organic Chemistry with laboratory (CHE 201)
- Biochemistry with laboratory (CHE 202)
- Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 209, 210)
- Statistics (PSY 208)
- Normal Nutrition (FNU 208)
- Nutrition (FNU 305)
- Advanced Nutrition (FNU 322)
- Community Nutrition (FNU 320)
- Strategies in Teaching Nutrition Concepts (FNU 353)
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