Nutrition, Weight, and Fitness (NUTRITN 140)

This 4-credit course explores the relationship between food and health by identifying and examining basic nutrients, metabolism, food preferences, dietary recommendations, energy balance, eating disorders, food safety and physical fitness.

Students will study the foundational elements of a healthy diet, the association between food and health, the relationship with physical activity and sports performance and to evaluate current nutrition research, news, claims and trends.  This class will give students the opportunity to not only learn about the dynamics of food and health but how the concepts of living healthy and being active can be tailored to their lifestyle and preferences.

Topics include:

  • dietary guidance; choosing what we eat and why; critical examination of food labels; nutragenomics.
  • macronutrients, micronutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants; fluid and electrolyte balance
  • energy balance, weight management, and metabolism.
  • personal diet planning.
  • sports nutrition.
  • eating disorders.
  • vegetarian diets.
  • food safety and food security.

Time: Summer 2015

Credits: 4 credits

Cost: $371 per credit

Go to the Division of Continuing and Professional Education Web site for additional information and to register.