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Nutrition and Dietetics (NUTR)


NUTR 094 PCE Non-Credit NUTR Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

NUTR 121 Clinical Human Nutrition

Credits: 2

Term: (F)

An introduction to basic normal and clinical nutrition. The fundamentals of nutrition and the special nutritional needs throughout the various stages of life will be addressed. The appropriate uses of diet therapy in restoring and maintaining health will also be covered.

NUTR 125 Intro to Prfns Ntrtn & Dietics

Credits: 1

Term: (Currently not offered)

Role of dietetic technician in relation to other dietetic and health professions. Other topics include history, current practice, and future trends. Professional ethics, standards of practice, education requirements, and areas of practice for dietetic technicians is addressed. The integration of nutrition and dietetics within health care systems and public policy is discussed.

NUTR 194 PCE Credit-Bearing NUTR Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

NUTR 221 Basic Human Nutrition

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S)

Core Class: Natural Science

The purpose of this course is to understand the science of human nutrition, apply nutrition and food concepts to the individual during critical stages of the life cycle, and demonstrate the consumer skills needed to achieve optimal nutritional status.

NUTR 222 Intro to Nutrition Srvcs Mgmt

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program

Focus on the management practice in dietetics and foodservice from conceptual to application.

NUTR 225 Basic Life Cycle Nutrition

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program and NUTR 221

Nutritional needs and health concerns during different stages of life preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, preschool years, middle childhood, preadolescence, adolescence, adulthood and late maturity.

NUTR 226 Food Fundamentals

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program and NUTR 221

To develop an understanding of the principles of food composition, preparation, selection, food safety and storage with special reference to physical and chemical changes which occur during normal food preparation.

NUTR 230 Nutrition Counseling

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program and NUTR 221

Principles and the application of counseling skills are emphasized as it relates to dietetics.

NUTR 245 Intro Medical Nutritn Therapy

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program and NUTR 221

Medical abbreviations and terminology. Interviewing, counseling and education principles applied to normal and therapeutic nutrition. Diabetic exchanges and calorie counts. Researching medical nutrition topics and the use of computer as applied to nutrition.

NUTR 251 Community Nutrition

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program and NUTR 221

Develop an understanding of factors in the community that influence nutritional status with emphasis on understanding impact of culture on nutrition and health.

NUTR 252 Community Nutrition Lab

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program, NUTR 221, and NUTR 251

Engagement in a variety of community nutrition lab experiences. Work approximately 10 hours per week.

NUTR 260 Food Service Management

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program, NUTR 221, CULA 105, and NUTR 226

Principles of quantity food procurement, production, and presentation. Food safety and sanitation. A major focus on nutrition food service management.

NUTR 261 Food Service Management Lab

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program, NUTR 221, CULA 105, and NUTR 226

Corequisite: NUTR 260

Engagement in a variety of food service lab experiences. Work approximately 10 hours per week.

NUTR 270 Nutrition Medical Therapy

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program, NUTR 221, NUTR 230, and NUTR 245

Disease state requiring modified diets. Medical nutrition therapy for various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, AIDS, gastrointestinal disorders, renal disease and tube feedings.

NUTR 271 Nutrition Medical Therapy Lab

Credits: 3

Term: (Currently not offered)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dietetic Technician Program, NUTR 221, NUTR 230, NUTR 245,and NUTR 270

Engagement in a variety of medical nutrition lab experiences. Work approximately 10 hours per week.