HLTH121 Applied Nutrition
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Health
- I. Course Number and Title
- HLTH121 Applied Nutrition
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- HLTH120 (C or better) or HLTH102N C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course meets the General Education requirement in Scientific Literacy.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Students learn practical approaches to successful behavior modification strategies along with an advanced look at drug-nutrient interactions, metabolic functions, needs of the human body, and the basics of diet therapy as it relates to disease prevention and management.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Review, analyze, and synthesize techniques and methods used in credible research literature [Scientific Literacy];
- Discuss the impact of the environment and society on nutrition-related behaviors;
- Describe advanced metabolic functions and physiological actions of the human body;
- Apply evidence-based nutrition principles to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease states; and
- Design culturally appropriate diet therapy protocols and tools for clients that can be used in their individual scope of practice.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Research design & application
- Human digestion & metabolism
- Determining nutrient needs
- Environmental impacts on nutrition & health status
- Health promoting behaviors
- Behavior change strategies
- Disease prevention - diabetes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease
- Disease treatment with diet and/or medications for various states
- Diet-specific menu options
- Integrative nutrition
- Inflammation and disease
- Diet therapy protocols for in-patient and out-patient settings
- Psychosocial, behavior, and cultural factors that influence food choices
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents are assessed with written and oral assignments, quizzes, and/or examinations, graded class participation, sample case studies, and other projects as specified in the individual instructor's class syllabus.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:The required textbook is selected by the full-time faculty teaching this course and is specified in the course syllabus created by each instructor and distributed to each student upon enrollment and attendance in class. Students are given multiple, additional resources throughout the semester to support learning.
Review/Approval Date - 5/99,3/26/2020; New Core 8/2015