NUTR 5032 Assessment of Nutritional Status
A study of nutritional assessment systems and methodology including the
latest technology in dietary, biochemical, anthropometric, and clinical
evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the design of systems, the
interpretation of indices for all age groups in health and disease, and
the application of data in nutritional counseling and consultation.
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in biochemistry, anatomy,
physiology, nutrition, food science or equivalents.
NUTR 5033 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Integration of principles of biochemistry, physiology, pathology,
anatomy, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition, and food
science into therapeutic use of foods and nutrients in disease
prevention and treatment through a case oriented approach.
Prerequisites: Biochemistry, Diet in Disease, Nutrition, Anatomy
and Physiology, or consent of faculty. NUTR 5333 in the Dietetic
Internship program may be substituted for this course.
NUTR 5043 Diet and/or Cancer Prevention
Focuses on clinical and preclinical studies that address how
dietary-related factors, such as nutrients, bioactive food components
and obesity, influence cancer development. Major mechanisms by which
dietary factors modify cancer risk are covered. Prerequisites:
A previous course in nutrition, biology, biochemistry, or physiology,
and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5063 Medical Nutrition Therapy
Online course introducing nutrition as a medical specialty from the
perspective of disease prevention and treatment including assessment,
patient interviewing strategies, medical terminology, nutrition care
plan techniques, and prevention strategies. Prerequisites: a
course in nutrition and inorganic biochemistry or equivalent and consent
NUTR 5073 Practicum in Clinical Dietetics
Supervised learning experience in clinical dietetics designed to meet
specific objectives and achieve identified clinical nutrition
competencies. Experiences scheduled in a variety of health care and
community settings. This course is an elective in MSCN program and a
required course in the internship program.
NUTR 5083 Practicum in Administrative Dietetics
Supervised learning experiences in administrative dietetics to meet
specific objectives and achieve identified management competencies.
Experiences scheduled in a variety of units within health care
facilities. This course is an elective in MSCN program and a required
course in the internship program.
NUTR 509V Independent Study in Clinical Nutrition (1-6)
This option may be used by students seeking to define a thesis topic or
to pose a research question about a specific aspect of clinical
nutrition. The student will prepare a written report following
NUTR 5102 Management Principles in Dietetics
Application of current higher level management skills in clinical
nutrition and dietetics. Emphasis on incorporation of latest
technological developments, management theories, and future trends in
legal aspects, cost analysis, personnel and resource management, quality
control, and reimbursements.
NUTR 5103 Nutrition and Metabolism: Macronutrients
Reviews cell function, including acid-base balance, utilization of
macronutrients in metabolic processes, and roles of specific nutrients
in human metabolism. Relationship of physiology and organ system
functions to nutrition is addressed. Alteration in metabolic
processes caused by specific diseases will be discussed.
NUTR 5112 Nutrition Counseling
Provides an understanding of the methods, strategies, and evaluation of
nutrition and diet counseling to modify eating habits for health
promotion and increase compliance with therapeutic regimens.
Consideration of learning styles, nutritional anthropology, and
effective application of instructional technology in the health care
setting. Prerequisites: NUTR 5033: Advanced Clinical
Nutrition or equivalent and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5122 Principles of Advanced Nutrition Support
Advanced study in the art and science of nutrition support explored
through a comprehensive review of the literature; discussion of the
biochemical, physiological, and medical aspects of nutrition support;
and application of principles in clinical practice through case study
presentation. Students participate in the literature analysis and case
discussions. Prerequisites: NUTR 5033: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
or equivalent. NUTR 5103: Nutrition and Metabolism or equivalent, NUTR
5032: Assessment of Nutritional Status or equivalent and consent of
NUTR 5143 Nutrition Research & Statistical Methods
A study of research designs, statistics, and data collection methods
used in nutrition research. Emphasis on planning metabolic,
epidemiological, educational, and clinical studies including food
composition and nutritional assessment surveys with basic and advanced
statistical applications. Prerequisite: Graduate level
course in Statistics (BIOM 5013) and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5153 Nutrition and Metabolism Micronutrients (II)
Reviews the roles of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in metabolic
processes and their roles in human metabolism. Alterations in
metabolic processes caused by specific vitamins deficiency diseases will
be discussed. Metabolism of common drugs and drug-nutrient
interactions will be reviewed. Prerequisites: NUTR 5103 or
NUTR 5161 Advanced Nutrition Seminar
Graduate seminar of important current research in clinical nutrition to
reflect content, application to practice, and study parameters and
design. Students will read original papers, write critiques, and
make presentations for discussion.
NUTR 5203 Geriatric Nutrition
Examines the relationships between nutrition and physiologic aging.
The impact of aging on nutritional requirements, effects of chronic and
acute disease, effects of nutrition on the aging process, and nutrition
programs for older adults are explored. Students will actively
analyze and discuss research literature. Prerequisite: graduate
course in metabolism, nutrition assessment, and advanced clinical
nutrition and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5213 Pediatric Nutrition
Describe the relationship of growth and development to nutrient
requirements from infancy to adolescence. The assessment of
feeding practices, food habits, and nutritional status in growth
problems, health and disease will be discussed. Nutritional
interventions and therapies for specific conditions will be planned.
Prerequisites: NUTR 5103, NUTR 5153, NUTR 5033 and consent of
NUTR 5223 Nutrition in Health Promotion, Wellness, and Athletics
Describe the application of advanced principles of normal and preventive
nutrition in health and fitness, physical performance, disease
prevention, and health promotion in dietetic practice. It relates
clinical research in exercise physiology to decision-making in wellness
and sports nutrition counseling. Prerequisites: NUTR 5103,
NUTR 5153, NUTR 5033 and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5243 Community Nutrition
This course will provide students with a framework to approach, analyze
and work with community nutrition problems. Needs of different
populations and various resources within the community will be
discussed. The course will cover areas such as community needs
assessment, nutrition education, public policy, grant writing and
communication skills needed for various audiences. Prerequisites
include either NUTR 5103 or NUTR 5153 or NUTR 5333 or consent of the
faculty. Off-site activities will be necessary to fulfill the
requirements for this course.
NUTR 523V Advanced Clinical Practicum (I-III)
Based on individual needs and prior clinical experiences, the student
may elect an area of advanced clinical nutrition practice for in-depth
experiences after determining the goals, objectives, and major
experiences desired. A total of three semester credits (3SC) are
required. Prerequisites: NUTR 5033, NUTR 5032, NUTR 5112, and NUTR
5203 or equivalent, and consent of faculty.
NUTR 5333 Advanced Clinical Dietetics
Integration of scientific principles of nutrition and food science into
use of foods and nutrients in disease prevention and treatment in
accordance with clinical competencies for the entry-level dietitian.
Co-requisite: admission to Dietetic Internship and consent of faculty.
NUTR 551V Special Topic in Clinical Nutrition
Advanced work in selected topics of current interest and investigation
in clinical nutrition. Topics may include new research and
guidelines in the use of nutrition or selected nutrients to prevent or
treat a specific disease state, such as diabetes, digestive diseases,
osteoporosis, obesity, or cardiovascular diseases.
NUTR 600V Masters Thesis in Clinical Nutrition
Under supervision of graduate faculty, an original research study will
be designed and conducted with a written thesis following graduate
college guidelines. Prerequisite: consent of faculty.
NUTR 601V Clinical Nutrition Special Project
A capstone research project under direction of faculty advisor and
project committee. Prerequisite: completion of, or concurrent
enrollment in, all core courses in Clinical Nutrition.
Co-requisite: approval of project advisor. A grade of R is given until
requirements of all three hours are met.
NUTR 608V Research in Nutrition
Students will participate in a research project under the supervision of
a faculty member.
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