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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE

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NUTR 300 Nutrition for Today (3) NW Averill, Kirk
Science of nutrition as it relates to individual food choices, health behaviors, public health. Health topics include wellness, obesity, eating disorders, sports nutrition, prevention of chronic disease. Nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan. Issues facing society including food safety, biotechnology, use of supplements and botanicals. Offered: AW.
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NUTR 302 Food Studies: Harvest to Health (3) I&S/NW Otten
Examines the many facets of the modern food supply from production and processing to distribution, marketing, and retail. Systems approach to foods studies considers geopolitical, agricultural, environmental, social, and economic factors along the pathway from harvest to health. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 303 Neighborhood Nutrition (3) NW, DIV Drewnowski
Examines the food environment in the local community from the public health perspective. Explores where people get their food, what influences this decision and various aspects of the local food movement including access to healthy food, urban agriculture, farmers markets, and farm-to-school programs. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: W.
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NUTR 310 Nutrition and the Life Course (4) NW
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NUTR 405 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3) NW Duncan
Impact of physical activity on individual and public health. Overview of physiological adaptations to activity, exercise prescription, exercise epidemiology, and prevention of chronic diseases. Public health recommendations for activity in the U.S. population, and the effects of the built environment on activity. Prerequisite: either BIOL 118 or BIOL 220. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition (3) NW Kirk
Covers the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise. Discusses the effect of eating disorders (in both male and female athletes), weight management, and sport nutrition resources. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 411 Topics in Advanced Nutrition (2) QSR
Discusses advanced topics in nutritional sciences. Includes nutrition and health, chronic disease prevention and management, and in-depth discussion of dietary patterns. Draws on current topics in the media, impacts of public health policy on diet, and the most recent nutrition research. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 412 United States Food and Nutrition Policy (3) I&S Otten
Offers a broad introduction to food and nutrition policies in the United States and their impacts on population health. Real-world controversies and debates used to illustrate policy principles, research tools, and policy analysis. Includes topics on public health nutrition, food policy related to population health, and food security. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: A.
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NUTR 446 Food Safety and Health (3) Rosenfeld
Presentation of emerging issues in food safety and toxicology, microbiology, sustainable agriculture, and biotechnology. Examines both domestic and global pressures on the food supply. Examines international and national polices that promote regional solutions for a safe food supply and access to nutritious foods. Offered: W.
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NUTR 465 Nutritional Anthropology (3) I&S/NW
Examines the interrelationships between biomedical, sociocultural, and ecological factors, and their influence on the ability of humans to respond to variability in nutritional resources. Topics covered include diet and human evolution, and nutrition-related biobehavioral influences on human growth, development, and disease resistance. Prerequisite: BIO A 201. Offered: jointly with BIO A 465.
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NUTR 490 Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences (1-5, max. 10)
Examines emerging issues in nutrition. Reviews the evidence and potential policy implications. Offered: AW.
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NUTR 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 10)
Independent study and research supervised by a faculty member with appropriate academic interest. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 500 Graduate Seminar: Current Issues in Nutrition (1, max. 4)
A review of current topics in nutritional science and public health nutrition. Provides a forum for student and faculty presentation, and review of current research efforts. Prerequisite: graduate student in nutrition. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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NUTR 505 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3) Duncan
Impact of physical activity on individual and public health. Overview of physiological adaptations to activity, exercise prescription, exercise epidemiology, and prevention of chronic diseases. Public health recommendations for activity in the U.S. population, and the effects of the built environment on activity. Prerequisite: human physiology Offered: jointly with EPI 502; Sp.
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NUTR 511 Survey of Advanced Nutrition (2-3) Averill
Advanced introduction to nutritional sciences. Topics include macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism, energy balance and obesity, nutrient utilization in physical activity, nutritional needs and recommendations throughout the lifecycle, and the relationships between nutrition and atherosclerosis, diabetes, and cancer risk. Offered: A.
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NUTR 512 United States Food and Nutrition Policy (3) Otten
Offers a broad introduction to food and nutrition policies in the United States and their impacts on population health. Real-world controversies and debates used to illustrate policy principles, research tools, and policy analysis. Includes topics on public health nutrition, food policy related to population health, and food security. Prerequisite: NUTR 300. Offered: A.
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NUTR 520 Nutrition and Metabolism I (3) Rosenfeld
Metabolic/physiologic concepts related to energy balance, carbohydrate, and protein nutrition. Addresses energy producing pathways, as well as food sources, digestion, absorption, and utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and various micronutrients. Additional topics include low carbohydrate diets, vegetarianism, protein deficiency, and inborn errors in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Prerequisite: biochemistry. Offered: A.
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NUTR 521 Nutrition and Metabolism II (3) Rosenfeld
Discussion of normal lipid components of animal tissues, with review of their metabolism and physiological functions. Topics include digestion, absorption, transport, and utilization of dietary fats, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins. Discusses in-depth the roles played by lipids and various micronutrients in altering risk of atherosclerosis. Prerequisite: biochemistry. Offered: W.
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NUTR 522 Nutrition and Metabolism III (3) Rosenfeld
Advanced study of biologically essential minerals and vitamins. To include absorption, transport, function, storage, and excretion; imbalance, deficiency and toxicity; dietary structures; and role of these nutrients in prevention of diseases directly or indirectly. Prerequisite: biochemistry. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 526 Maternal and Infant Nutrition (3) Johnson
Influence of maternal and infant nutrition on the health of populations. Nutrition-related physiological, psychological, and social factors in pregnancy, lactation, and infancy. Application of evidence-based approaches to maternal and infant nutrition. Recommendations and interventions for populations and high-risk individuals. Prerequisite: human nutrition and human physiology. Offered: A.
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NUTR 527 Pediatric Nutrition (2-3) Ogata
Addresses the influence of nourishment on growth, development, and behavior of children, including children with special health care needs, in both individual and population-based environments. Includes principles of nutrition and assessment, critical evaluation of normative data, clinical and community nutritional care, and family-centered care. Prerequisite: human nutrition and human physiology or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 529 Nutrition Research Design ([1-3]-, max. 3) Duncan
Critical review of selected nutrition literature. Evaluation of experimental design, research protocols, data analyses, and data presentations. Prerequisite: BIOST 511. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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NUTR 531 Public Health Nutrition (4) Johnson
Explores the functions and essential services of public health as they apply to assuring access to a safe and nutritious food supply. Examines the practice of public health nutrition: nutrition environment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation; policy development, implementation, and evaluation; and links between basic science and public health nutrition practice. Prerequisite: introductory nutrition. Offered: W.
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NUTR 532 Fieldwork in Public Health Nutrition (1-12, max. 12) Lund
Experience and service learning in organizations that plan, deliver, and promote population-based nutrition education and nutrition services. Prerequisite: nutritional sciences graduate student and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 536 Nutrition Education Principles and Practice (3) Johnson
Examines theory-based design and delivery of nutrition education including conducting needs assessments and developing lesson plans, activities, visual aids, and evaluation material. Explores design features of written, oral, and technology-based nutrition education materials and initiatives. Addresses differing learning styles, cultural groups, and literacy levels. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 537 Laboratory Rotation (1-4, max. 6)
Exposure to research being conducted in the laboratories of the graduate nutrition faculty. Provides hands-on experience in laboratory research. Introduces the student to ongoing research for preparation of dissertation topics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 538 Nutritional Epidemiology (3) Beresford, Kratz
Application of epidemiological methods to studies of diet, nutrition, and chronic disease. A discussion of current issues and controversies enables students to design studies and read the literature in nutritional epidemiology. Prerequisite: EPI 511 or EPI 512 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with EPI 538; A.
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NUTR 545 Food Safety and Health (3)
Presentation of emerging issues in food safety, sustainable agriculture, and biotechnology. Examines both domestic and global pressures on the food supply. Examines international policies that promote regional solutions for a safe food supply and access to nutritious foods. Recommended: microbiology. Offered: jointly with ENV H 540; W.
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NUTR 555 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3) Gorstein
Introduces issues of nutrition in developing countries, with an emphasis on the control and prevention of under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Offered: jointly with G H 555; Sp, odd years.
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NUTR 559 Orientation to Clinical Dietetics Practice (3) Averill
Provides an orientation to dietetics in clinical settings including the nutrition care process and integration of evidence-based practice. Offered: A.
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NUTR 560 Nutritional Counseling for Chronic Disease (1-3) Simon
Examines nutritional intervention strategies and counseling skills that pertain to chronic disease prevention and management. Builds knowledge and skills needed to create appropriate care plans and counseling strategies designed to meet individual client assessment/counseling situations. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 561 Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (1-10, max. 35) Lund
Focuses on the competencies for entry-level practice in dietetics. Includes supervised practice experience in wellness, public heath, food services, ambulatory care, and clinical care. Prerequisite: GCPD students only. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 562 Nutrition and Chronic Disease (4) Kirk
Epidemiology/pathophysiology of chronic disease related to nutrition (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes). Examines nutritional risk/protective factors in relation to public health, individual nutrition, and clinical intervention. Prerequisite: physiology, biochemistry. Offered: Sp.
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NUTR 563 Nutrition in Acute Care (4) Averill
Assessment of the nutritional demands and hypermetabolic response of trauma, surgery, organ failure, burns, AIDS, and neoplastic disease. Examines specialized nutritional support and substrate requirements in the acute care setting. Prerequisite: either NUTR 562 or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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NUTR 564 Management of Nutrition Services (3)
Examines healthcare policy and administrative issues that impact delivery of nutritional services in different healthcare settings. Topics include organizational behavior, productivity, project management, financial reporting, and human resources. Offered: S.
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NUTR 590 Special Topics in Nutritional Science (1-4, max. 4)
Examines emerging issues in nutrition. Reviews the evidence and potential policy implications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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NUTR 595 Nutritional Sciences Master's Practicum (1-12, max. 12) Lund
Supervised practice experience providing students an opportunity to learn how nutritional sciences are applied to public health settings and in the formulation and application of public health policy. Prerequisite: HSERV 511; NUTR 531; EPI 511; NUTR 520; NUTR 521; NUTR 522. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NUTR 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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