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HUMAN NUTRITION (SMT-272354)

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Course Description:


Understand the scientific basis of human nutrition and develop a critical approach to nutrition information. Includes discussion of the digestion, absorption, metabolism and dietary sources of micro- and macro-nutrients necessary for human health. Explore the social, psychological and economic forces which affect nutrition and food choice. Develop an ability to analyze the dietary adequacy of foods and critically discuss some current issues and topics in nutrition. Activities include: careful recording of food intake, diet analysis exercises and completion of a project which explores some aspect of nutrition of particular interest.

This course is a good general learning science study and may be of special interest to students working in human services. It is a good study for development of critical thinking skills. No prior study in biology or nutrition required.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Mar. May. Sep. Nov.

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