HLTH120N: Nutrition with a Registered Dietitian
Section: EA6     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearOctober 2010 / (10 weeks): Oct 4, 2010 to Dec 13, 2010
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Stacie Kisver   Email: Stacie.Kisver@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8451

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 12 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:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

Accessing Your Course


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.

Blackboard Vista (Bb Vista)

Your course is using Blackboard Vista (Bb Vista)! Your student account in Bb Vista will be created about 2 weeks prior to the start of your class and you can log into the system at that time. Please use the time before the start of your class to become familiar with Bb Vista by using the tutorials provided for you.

You will be able to access your course as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Bucks Bb Vista course space at: http://online.bucks.edu

  • Username: Your new user account will consist of your last name and first initial, and if necessary, followed by a random number. For example, John Smith's user account will be smithj4567
  • Password: Your initial password for all systems will be reset to "bd" followed by your birthdate in mmddyy format. (Example: bd042372 for 4/23/72). You will need to establish your new password immediately, which is 6-9 characters in length, using letters & numbers. You should also establish a password hint at this time.
  • To obtain your new user account go to http://www.bucks.edu and select WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your new user account name will display on the screen

Note: If you registered late, there may be a short delay in activating your Bb Vista login.

Computer Requirements and Settings

Your computer must be correctly configured to work with Bb Vista. Before you login do the Check Browser located on the Bb Vista login page. This will ensure your browser is configured so the complete functionality of this application is available to you. If errors are detected, mandatory or recommended changes will be indicated.

Access Codes

Some Bb Vista courses that use content provided by textbook publishers require an access code. If your course requires one, you will be prompted to enter it the first time you access the course. This access code may be included with the purchase of a new textbook, or may be purchased separately from the textbook publisher through http://www.webct.com/content/viewpage?name=content_student_access_codes.

If you purchased a used textbook and do not yet have an access code, you can obtain a 15-day temporary code the first time you log in by clicking the "get temporary code" link. You will then have 15 days to purchase your access code.


Detailed troubleshooting information is available by clicking on Help on the Bb Vista login page or on any page within the system after you have logged in.

Learning To Use Bb Vista

  • Face-To-Face Workshops! are offered at the beginning of each full semester at the Newtown campus.
  • LIVE Online Sessions! are offered via web conferencing before the start of each modular session and full semester.

Check http://www.bucks.edu/e-resources/virtual-campus/after-registration/kickoff/ for dates and times.

We also encourage you to use the various "Learning Bb Vista" courses provided online when you log in to your Bb Vista account.

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 - HLTH 120. I hope that you will benefit from the many experiences you will have to explore the science of nutrition. Please note that this course is an e-learning course through Bb Vista. ALL aspects of the course (assignments, examinations, and postings) are completed online through the Bb Vista coursespace.

In our class, we will explore the science of nutrition. The course will encourage the application of nutrition principles and enable you to implement good nutrition in your own life. .

Orientation: Orientation is completed by accessing the course Blackboard Vista site at the start of the semester. Students will need to review the syllabus and course schedule. Students will be quizzed on the syllabus in order to show their understanding of course requirements. A virtual chat session introducing you to the course will also be available during the first week as an option for students who wish to participate.

This course uses a course management system called Bb Vista. It is recommended that students take the Learning Bb Vista Student Orientation and the Planet Bb Vista Materials. Additionaly, students are encouraged to visit the Technology Learning Center for assistance in understanding Bb Vista and e-learning courses. All of the recommended components (Technology Learning Center, Learning Bb Vista Student Orientation, and the Planet Bb Vista Materials)contain information that you will need in order to decide if your computer meets the minimal requirements for accessing the course. The materials also contain information on the proper browser settings that must be used with Bb Vista.

Title : The Science of Nutrition Author : Thompson, Manore, & Vaughan Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings Edition/Year : 2nd Edition Title : My Nutrition Lab with My Diet Analysis 4.0 Publisher : Pearson-Benjamin Cummings Additional information : The instructor will provide you with an access code for the dietary analysis software that is required for assignments 1. 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 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 and learning activities available to you.

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

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