HLTH120: Nutrition
Section: EF1     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring Term B 2018 / (Feb-May): Feb 5, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Leah Robinson   Email: Leah.Robinson@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8443
Fax: 215-968-8452
Campus Location: GYM 107

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 11 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Your course is using MyNutritionLab, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyNutritionLab website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyNutritionLab can be found at http://www.mynutritionlab.com. Please check the systems Requirement page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

Thank you for your interest in Nutrition - HLTH120. I hope that you will benefit immensely from the many experiences you will have to explore in the science of nutrition. Please note that this course is an eLearning course through Canvas. ALL aspects of the courses (assignments, examinations, and postings) are completed online through the Canvas course space. At least 2 - 3 week prior to the start of classes, a WELCOME EMAIL will be sent to all registered students BCCC email account providing additional information regarding the course.

This course will explore the nutrients in food and the body's handling of those nutrients, also with the role nutrition plays in health.

Orientation: There will be a mandatory online orientation session for all students to complete once classes start. To complete the online orientation, the student must enter the course space and click on the "Online Orientation - Start Here" icon. Students must successfully complete the online orientation (e.g., score a 100% (9) on the quiz) to gain full access into the HLTH120 - Nutrition course space. Students can retake the quiz multiple times.

This course uses a course management system called Canvas. It is recommended that students review the Canvas Basics course found at https://bucks.instructure.com/courses/36545 (no login required). The Canvas Basics course contains information on how to navigate in Canvas and the tools you will use.

Title : The Science of Nutrition

Author : Thompson, Manore, & Vaughan

Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings

Edition/Year : 2nd Edition

Additional textbook (not required, strongly recommended) MyNutritionLab® with MyDietAnalysis Student Access Code Card for The Science of Nutrition, 2nd Edition By Janice Thompson, Melinda Manore, Linda Vaughan ISBN: 0-321-74239-7 Published by Benjamin Cummings.

Additional information : The will provide you with the online access to the dietary analysis software that is required for assignment 1 and has additional resources and tools to assist with student learning.

Communication: The course is designed so that you, the student, can benefit from various methods of communication with the instructor and your fellow students. This means that you will be required to participate in various chat sessions, and utilize the numerous internet methods to communicate, send assignments, take tests and quizzes, and perform your own research. Remember, your success in this class will be directly linked to your utilization of the various tools available to you.

Course Requirements: Some things that will be required for your effective participation in this course are the following items:

  1. Access to a Computer with Internet Access
  2. Active participation in on-line discussions and chat sessions
  3. Timely completion of required examinations and class assignments. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! (ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE COURSE SPACE)

Please note: The orientation chat session is TBD. The date will be provided to students in the Welcome Email and course homepage.