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331. Nutrition through the Life Cycle (3)

Prerequisites: For the Dietetics Concentration BIOL 207, NUTR 132, NUTR 234; For the Nutritional Sciences Concentration BIOL 207, NUTR 132.
Nutritional needs with emphasis on changes through the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging.
Letter grade only (A-F).

331A. Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132, BIOL 207, CHEM 227 or CHEM 302 or equivalent.
Nutritional needs with emphasis on the physiological and chemical foundation for these needs; factors influencing nutrient needs.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

331B. Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (3)

Prerequisite: NUTR 331A.
Nutritional needs with emphasis on changes through the life cycle. Introduction to dietary modifications in various pathological conditions. Introduction to nutrition assessment and nutrition education techniques.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

333. Latino Nutrition, Health and Chronic Disease Prevention (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, one or more Exploration courses and upper division standing.
Explores nutrition-related and contextual factors associated with the high rates of chronic disease among diverse Latino-specific subpopulations and provide culturally-relevant strategies for prevention.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as HSC 333. Not open for credit to students with credit in HSC 333.

334. Nutrition Education (2)

Prerequisites: NUTR 331, SOC 335
Develop effectiveness as a nutrition educator by applying behavior change theories and techniques. Develop critical thinking, research, and presentation skills through the design, implementation and evaluation of nutrition education for a variety of nutrition issues and audiences.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture activity and 2 hours technical activity and lab)

336. Social and Cultural Aspects of Food and Health (3)

Prerequisites: For Dietetics Concentration NUTR 132, NUTR 234, SOC 335; for Nutritional Sciences Concentration NUTR 132, SOC 335.
Social and cultural impacts on food and nutrition around the world. Global food patterns, culturally competent care, global hunger and food aid, and trends in food production.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours)

339. Nutrition for Nursing Professionals (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 140, BIOL 207, admission to the School of Nursing or consent of instructor.
Metabolic role of nutrients in the human body; practical application of nutrition to patient care.
Open to Nursing Majors only. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-activity 3 hours)

436. Advanced Nutrition (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: NUTR 331; CHEM 448
Metabolism of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins; interrelationship of nutrients; principles of determining nutritional requirements of individuals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture activities and 2 hours technical activities and lab)

436L. Evaluation of Nutritional Status (2)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436, CHEM 449 (may be taken concurently).
Designed to provide training in nutrition assessment and nutrition counseling. Use of procedures for interviewing, counseling, and instructing patients/clients in various settings comparable to those encountered in dietetic practice. Includes laboratory methods for collection and interpretation of demographic, dietary, anthropometrics, biochemical, and clinical data.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hours lecture discussion and 3 hours technical activities and lab) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

437. Nutrition Counseling and Motivational Techniques (2)

Prerequisites: NUTR 334, NUTR 436.
Provides training in basic evidence-based nutrition interviewing and counseling strategies that are characterized by a collaborative counselor-client relationship to establish food/nutrition priorities, goals and individualized action plans. Supervised counseling is conducted at sites on and off campus.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours seminar, 3 hours clinical activity.)

438. Medical Nutrition Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436, NUTR 436L (may be taken concurrently). Therapeutic nutrition. Metabolic changes in specific pathological conditions; dietary modifications used for treatment.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

438A. Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436; NUTR 436L (may be taken concurrently).
The Nutrition Care Process and evidence-based practice are applied to specific pathophysiological conditions. The application of this process includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (2 hours of lecture activities and 2 hours of technical activities and lab.)

438B. Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 438A.
The Nutrition Care Process and evidence-based practice are applied to specific pathophysiological conditions. The application of this process includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours of lecture activity and 2 hours of technical activity and lab.)

439. Nutrition and Aging (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132 or BIOL 207 or BIOL 301 or GERN 400 or consent of instructor.
Nutritional needs as related to physiological changes that occur during aging. Factors that influence food intake and nutritional status of the elderly. Diet adaptation for chronic diseases commonly found in older adults.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 439. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 439. (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

461. Community Nutrition (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 331, NUTR 334, NUTR 336.
Survey of nutrition programs in the community. Techniques of program planning, implementation, management and evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-activity 3 hours)

468. Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132, KIN 301 for the KIN Fitness option and the KIN Exercise Science option or BIOL 207 for the Nutrition and Dietetics option.
Explores the role nutrients play in exercise and performance enhancement. Topics include evaluation of energy needs during physical activity, examination of weight management practices, assessment of nutritional status, and investigation of contemporary dietary issues related to exercise.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as KIN 468. Not open for credit to students with credit in KIN 468. Open to Kinesiology undergraduate students in the Fitness and Exercise Science options and to the Nutrition and Dietetics option in Family and Consumer Sciences.

492K. Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a Family and Consumer Sciences: Nutrition and Dietetics major; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of a faculty advisor in Nutrition and Dietetics; and HFHM 275, NUTR 331B and FSCI 332. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. (Seminar 3 hours)

498A. Senior Seminar for Dietetics I (1)

Prerequisite: NUTR 436.
Designed to prepare dietetic students for the transition from student to internship, graduate school, and/or career and to develop selected professional skills.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (1 hour seminar)

498B. Senior Seminar for Dietetics II (1)

Prerequisite: NUTR 498A.
Designed to showcase the outcomes of the nutrition program by presenting students' portfolios, engaging in networking, and completing the senior assessment and survey of the DPD program.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (1 hour seminar)


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