Courses in Nutritional Sciences

The following courses are offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences for undergraduate and graduate education.  Please see specific programs for more information regarding specific course requirements.

132 Nutrition Today. I, II; 3 cr (B-E). Nutrition and its relationship to humans and their biological, social, and physical environment; current issues and concerns that affect the nutritional status of various population groups. P: Not open to stdts eligible for Nutr Sci 332. Open to Fr.

200 The Professions of Dietetics and Nutrition. II, SS; 1 cr (I). An overview of the nutrition and dietetics professions: career options; professional and portfolio developent; professional references and resources; credentialing; and professional issues. P: Pre-dietetics (PDI) or dietetics (ADI) major classification

289 Honors Independent Study. II, SS; 1-2 cr (I). P: Enrolled in the Cals Honors Prgm & So or Jr st. Inter-Ag 288.

299 Independent Study. I, II, SS; 1-3 cr (I). P: Open to Fr, So or Jr st & written cons inst.

311 Comparative Animal Nutrition. (Crosslisted with Dy Sci, An Sci) II; 3 cr (B-I). Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement. P: Biochem 201 or Bmolchem 314 or Chem 341 or Chem 343 or cons inst.

320 Nutrition for Health and Disease. I, II; 3 cr (B-I). Survey of normal and therapeutic nutrition for non-majors. Covers basics of nutrition, how nutrition promotes health, changing nutritional requirements through the life cycle, and role of nutrition in prevention and treatment of selected diseases. P: Chem 103 or 108; Zool 101 or Zool/Bot 152 or Biocore 303 or Physiol 335; or cons inst. Not open to nutr sci majors.

332 Human Nutritional Needs. I, II; 3 cr (B-I). Lectures, discussion. Biological basis of the nutritional requirements of humans and the influence of psychological and societal factors on the manner of their fulfillment. P: Chem 103; Chem 104 or Biochem 201 or Bmolchem 314.

350 World Hunger and Malnutrition. (Crosslisted with Agronomy, Inter-AG, AAE) II; 3 cr (B-I). Hunger and poverty in developing countries and the United States. Topics include: nutrition and health, population, food production and availability, and income distribution and employment.

375 Special Topics. I, II; 1-4 cr. Subjects of current interest to undergraduates. P: Cons inst.

399 Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education. I, II, SS; 1-8 cr (A). P: So or Jr or Sr st & cons supervising inst, advisor & internship program coordinator.

431 Nutrition in the Life Span (PDF, 32 KB). II; 3 cr (B-A). Influence of nutrition on growth and development; physiological basis of nutritional requirements throughout the life span, including the relationship of food habits and nutrition to selected chronic diseases; principles of nutritional intervention in community programs. P: Jr st; grade of C or better in Physiol 335 & Nutr Sci 332 or cons inst.

499 Capstone in Nutrition. II; 2 cr (A). Capstone in the nutritional sciences, emphasis is on the integration of nutritional knowledge and the interpretation and application of nutrition-oriented research. P: Sr st & Nutr Sci 431; Nutr Sci 510 or con reg.

500 Undergraduate Capstone Seminar Laboratory. I, II; 1 cr. Current topics in Nutritional Sciences and undergraduate research presentations. Enrollment limited to Nutritional Sciences majors. Prereqs: Nutr Sci 431 and Nutr Sci 510 (or con reg) and Sr st or second sem Jr st in Nutritional Sciences major or cons inst.

510 Biochemical Principles of Human and Animal Nutrition (PDF, 98 KB). (Crosslisted with Biochem) I; 3 cr (B-A). Lectures in nutrition for students with a substantial background in biochemistry. Emphasis on biochemical and physiological fundamentals of nutrition. Discussion of protein, fat, carbohydrate, energy, minerals and vitamins and their roles and interrelationships in nutrition and metabolism. P: Biochem 501 or 602 or cons inst.

520 Applications in Clinical Nutrition (Word.doc). II; 2 cr. Capstone course includes clinical problem solving, assessing medical record data, evaluating food intake, planning modified diets, and reviewing medical and research literature. Develops critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills needed by the dietetic intern and dietitian. P: Nutr Sci 631 & Sr in Dietetics major-Didactic Prgm or Nutr Sci 631 & Sr in Nutr Sci major, Nat Sci opt & cons inst.

540 Community Nutrition Programs and Policy Issues. II; 1 cr (B-I). Students will increase their understanding of community-based nutrition needs, intervention programs and policy issues in the U.S. Written assignments will demonstrate students' positions on related issues. P: Nutr Sci 431 or cons inst.

600 Introductory Seminar in Nutrition. I; 1 cr (B-I). Presentation of reports from current journals of nutritional sciences. P: Cons inst.

619 Advanced Nutrition: Intermediary Metabolism of Macronutrients. II; 3 cr. Discuss metabolic control; gastrointestinal physiology, nutrient absorption; molecular, cellular, organismal aspects of glucose transport, metabolism, regulation; fuel sensing; molecular regulation of fatty acid, lipid metabolism; cellular, organismal aspects of protein metabolism; hormonal control of metabolism; experimental approaches for studying metabolism. P: Grad st; Nutr Sci 510 or Biochem 507 & 508 or Bmolchem 503 (or con reg) or cons inst.

621 Introduction to Nutritional Epidemiology. (Crosslisted with Pop Hlth) I; 1 cr (A). Techniques used to evaluate relationships of diet to health and disease in human populations; integration of knowledge gained with results of animal and clinical studies toward understanding dietary risk or protective factors for disease. Includes advanced diet assessment and basic epidemiologic approaches. P: Stat 301 or equiv & Nutr Sci 332 or cons inst.

623 Advanced Nutrition: Minerals.
(Crosslisted with M&Envtox) Alt yrs.; I; 1 cr. Topics discussed in regard to minerals are: metabolic roles; absorption, excretion, transport and cellular metabolism; nutritional and toxicological standards for humans and animal models; bioavailability; genetic interactions; and research methodologies. P: Grad st; Nutr Sci 510 & Physiol 335 or equiv or cons inst.

625 Advanced Nutrition: Obesity and Diabetes. Alt yrs.; II; 1 cr. Physiology, biochemistry and genetics of human obesity and diabetes. Critical review of current research on their etiology and treatment. P: Grad st; Nutr Sci 619 or con reg & Physiol 335 or equiv or cons inst.

626 Experimental Diet Design. (Crosslisted with An Sci) I; 1 cr. Discuss nutrient requirements, composition of ingredients used to meet requirements and the mathematical steps involved in diet formulation with emphasis on research animals and human subjects. P: Grad st; Stat 301 or equiv & Nutr Sci 510 or con reg or cons inst.

627 Advanced Nutrition: Vitamins. Alt yrs.; II; 1 cr. Scientific knowledge of the metabolic functions, metabolism and nutritional requirements for some of the water soluble vitamins and all of the fat soluble vitamins. P: Grad st; Nutr Sci 510 & Physiol 335 or equiv or con reg or cons inst.

631 Clinical Nutrition. I; 4 cr (B-A). Body systems in relation to the alterations in nutrition and metabolism that accompany disease states. Research related to therapeutic nutrition. P: Nutr Sci 332, 431; Biochem 501 or Bmolchem 314; or cons inst.

672 Herbals, Homeopathy, and Dietary Supplements. (Crosslisted with Phm Prac) II; 2-3 cr. Covers regulations and clinical science regarding the use of herbals, homeopathic remedies, and dietary supplements, focusing on peer-reviewed studies and integration with allopathic drugs; includes discussion of marketing issues. P: Phm Sci 432 or Biochem 501 or Bmolchem 314; Physiol 335; or cons inst.

681 Senior Honors Thesis. I, II, SS; 2-4 cr (A). P: Honors candidacy.

682 Senior Honors Thesis. I, II, SS; 2-4 cr. Continuation of 681. P: Nutr Sci 681 and honors candidacy.

691 Senior Thesis - Nutrition. I, II, SS; 1-4 cr (A). P: Sr st & cons inst.

692 Senior Thesis. I, II, SS; 1-4 cr. P: Nutr Sci 691; Sr st & cons inst.

699 Special Problems. I, II, SS; 1-3 cr (A). P: Cons inst.

799 Practicum in Nutritional Sciences Teaching. 1-3 cr. Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. P: Grad st & cons inst.

875 Special Topics. 1-4 cr. Subjects of current interest to Grads. P: Grad st and cons inst.

881 Seminar - Topics in Human and Clinical Nutrition. 1 cr. Varied topics in clinical and human nutrition. P: Nutr Sci 600.

931 Seminar - Nutrition. 1 cr. Seminar features expert presentations of current research and issue-based applications that represent the breadth of nutritional sciences; topics investigate problems "from molecules to communities." P: cons inst.

991 Research Nutrition. 1-12 cr. P: cons inst.

993 Independent Study in Nutrition. 1-12 cr. P: cons inst.