On this course, you'll examine how nutrients and eating patterns impact health and well-being, and the role of diet in both health and disease.

Public and media interest in what we eat has never been greater. Emerging as one of the most popular sciences, Human Nutrition integrates knowledge from diverse areas of science to present a unified view of this dynamic discipline and its applications.

Course Objectives

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and analytical abilities to identify and solve problems in the nutritional sciences.
  2. Students will be able to assess nutritional status of individuals in various life-cycle stages and determine nutrition-related conditions and diseases by applying knowledge of metabolism and nutrient functions, food sources, and physiologic systems.
  3. Students will be able to critique and effectively communicate nutrition information.
  4. Students will be able to describe social, multi-ethnic, and environmental dimensions within nutrition and the life sciences.