2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NTR 135 - Human Nutrition

Description: Principles of human nutrition including nutrient sources and physiological needs throughout the life cycle. Emphasis on role of nutrition in health and disease.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:

  1. Nutrition and food and their relation to health
  2. Food Nutrients
  3. Energy metabolism
  4. Digestion, absorption and metabolism
  5. Ecology of food
  6. Nutrition and the life cycle
  7. Diet in disease

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate nutritional value of food consumed. (1-7)
  2. Identify the roles of different nutrients in normal metabolism, anatomy, and physiology. (1-7)
  3. Identify abnormal conditions arising from under-or over-consumption of nutrients. (1,3,6-7)
  4. Critically analyze the quality of a personal diet. (1-7)
  5. Evaluate the validity, reliability, and usefulness of current nutrition information provided in the popular media and scientific literature. (1-7)
  6. Communicate effective nutritional information to others. (1-7)