Nutrition Certificate for Health Professionals

HNUT 510 Modern Nutrition (3 qh): This course provides an in-depth overview of human nutrition including the processes of digestion, absorption, transportation, and excretion of food and nutrients; the structure, function, metabolism, requirements, deficiencies, and toxicities of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and ultra-trace minerals; and the fundamental principles of energy metabolism and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Nutrition Certificate for Health Professionals program.

HNUT 542 Complementary Medicine and Dietary Supplements(3 qh): This course is an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that includes alternative medical systems, holistic, integrative, mind-body interventions and biologically based therapies including a variety of herbs and dietary supplements such as botanicals, vitamins, minerals. The regulatory policies relating to safety of the therapies will be discussed. An evidence-based process will be used to analyze associated benefits and regulatory concerns.

HNUT 555 Nutrition in the Lifecycle (3 qh): This course is an in-depth overview of the nutritional requirements and concerns specific to the different stages of the lifecycle. Both supporting science and application to clinical situations will be included. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Nutrition Certificate for Health Professionals program.

HNUT 576 Nutrition in Human Physical Performance (3 qh): This course focuses on the role of nutrition in the physiological and metabolic responses of the body to a wide range of physical activity. Macronutrient, micronutrient and fluid needs associated with physical activity and the nutrition needs of special athletic populations will be addressed. Topics such as the role of physical activity in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health and wellness, the use of supplement is athletes, and exercise prescription for health conditions will also be discussed.

Substitutes will be permitted only by permission of the Chair of the Department of Nutrition or Certificate in Nutrition Program Director.

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