Nutrition & Food Science

Courses

NFS 100 Nutrition, Foods, and Health 2.0 Credits

Covers the six nutrient categories and how they function in the body. Includes nutritional implications of major diseases, food safety issues, and current food and nutrition controversies with an emphasis on personal health.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 101 Introduction to Nutrition & Food 1.0 Credit

Provides basic understanding of required nutrients and how they are used in the body. Students complete a computerized nutrient analysis and apply the science of nutrition and food to food choices to improve their personal health.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 111 Introduction to Dietetics 2.0 Credits

A survey of the dietetics field with emphasis on the role of the Registered Dietetics in practice. Discussion of current professional issues including evidence-based practice and the nutrition care process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DIET or major is HNUT.

NFS 200 Nutrition I: Principles of Nutrition 4.0 Credits

Covers principles of human nutrition, including energy metabolism. Covers physiological mechanisms and food sources of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals in relation to optimal human health.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: CHEM 103 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 203 Nutrition II: Nutrition in the Lifecycle 4.0 Credits

Covers nutrition in human life cycles with emphasis on prenatal, maternal, infant, childhood, adolescent, adulthood and later maturity. Also covers nutrient requirements and typical health and disease problems of each stage of the life span. Laboratory activities provide application of nutrition topics in preventive health activities related to the life span, with emphasis on diet-evaluation techniques.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: NFS 200 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 101 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 230 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 205 Introduction to Human Lactation 3.0 Credits

This course will provide a foundation in breastfeeding and human lactation, including breastfeeding education and promotion during the prenatal period, successful initiation of breastfeeding, prevention of many common pitfalls, and ongoing breastfeeding support. This course covers the fifteen specific areas required by Baby Friendly USA for all nurses working in prenatal and perinatal areas in Baby-Friendly Hospitals.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 215 Nutritional Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and their behavior in the body's major metabolic mechanisms, including the role of vitamins and minerals in enzyme systems critical to normal human nutrient metabolism.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHEM 103 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 216 Nutrition and the Schoolchild 3.0 Credits

A course designed for future elementary school teachers to increase their knowledge of childhood nutrition as it relates to health promotion, health maintenance, and the prevention and treatment of nutritionally relevant health abnormalities in elementary school students. The scientific basis of nutrition and principles of education are emphasized. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 102 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

NFS 217 Nutrient Quality & Composition 1.0 Credit

Applications of principles of nutritional chemistry involving macronutrients and micronutrients.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CHEM 103 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: NFS 215

NFS 220 Normal & Lifespan Nutrition 4.0 Credits

Builds on basic nutrition principles to include nutrient metabolism and chemical and biological aspects of nutrition. Addresses special nutrient needs of people through the life cycle.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 230 Intermediate Nutrition 4.0 Credits

The role of nutrients in body structure and function. Factors involved in the availability, digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients. Identification of the normal nutritional needs of individuals, and sources of nutrients. The interpretation of current research in nutritional studies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is NURS
Prerequisites: BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 101 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 265 Professional Issues in Nutrition and Foods 3.0 Credits

Introduces professional issues in dietetics, food science, and nutrition science. Covers issues affecting current and future practice, and resources available to professionals in these fields.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 115 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 305 Clinical Issues in Human Lactation 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course will be to understand clinical aspects of lactation, including in- depth infant and maternal assessment and composition of human milk. Emphasis will be on first recognizing normal anatomy and physiology and then exploring presentations of the difficulties that breastfeeding dyads encounter. The course will examine the effects of infant and maternal characteristics as well as the effects of the birth on breastfeeding outcomes. Strategies to improve breastfeeding success will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 310 Nutrition and Sports 3.0 Credits

After reviewing the fundamental processes of nutrition and human development, the course applies principles of nutrition to athletic conditioning, performance, and rehabilitation from sports-related injuries. Identifies evidence based recommendations for nutritional needs of today's athlete and explores the validity of sport diet fads. Development cycle of the recreational, amateur, and competitive athlete.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

NFS 315 Nutrition in Chronic Disease 4.0 Credits

This course provides a basic understanding of nutrition therapy and its role in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NFS 200 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 230 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 100 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 101 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 320 Pediatric Nutrition 4.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of pediatric nutrition assessment, as well as nutrition therapy and its role in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions found in the newborn through adolescent.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NFS 200 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 230 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 100 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 101 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 325 Nutrition & Exercise Physiology 3.0 Credits

An advanced level course covering nutrient needs to maximize exercise performance. Energy metabolism, with emphasis on macronutrient and micronutrient needs during different levels of exercise will be emphasized. Benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and the safety of ergogenic aids will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NFS 100 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 101 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 121 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 200 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 230 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 345 Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures 3.0 Credits

Provides an understanding of the diversity of cultural food choices and their nutritional implications. Includes an emphasis on cultural groups in the United States and methods to provide nutrition education to culturally diverse groups.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: COM 345 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 365 [WI] Nutrition Laboratory: Food and Nutrient Analysis 4.0 Credits

Provides quantitative study of metabolism and observable effects of nutrient factors (vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins), using foods. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: NFS 215 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 311 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 370 Foodservice Systems Management 4.0 Credits

In-depth analysis of food purchasing, financial management of foodservices, cost controls, marketing in foodservice, equipment layout and design, and management/leadership theories and applications.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: HRM 215 [Min Grade: D] and HRMT 323 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 371 Institutional Organization and Administration 3.0 Credits

Covers organization, administration, and application of managerial techniques in food-service systems; personnel training; job and person analysis; and morale and motivation. Includes field trips to food-service systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

NFS 391 Community Nutrition 4.0 Credits

Studies nutrition services provided by national, state, and local governments and private organizations. Discusses nutritional needs-assessment techniques and program-development methods. Field trips will be made to community nutrition programs.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: NFS 203 [Min Grade: D] and PSY 320 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 405 Public Policy of Breastfeeding 3.0 Credits

Breastfeeding promotion has emerged as a priority public health agenda in recent years due to improved health outcomes for mothers and babies and decreased healthcare costs for breastfeeding dyads. New families and healthcare providers are becoming more aware of the importance of breastfeeding, yet breastfeeding rates still lag behind public health goals. This course will examine the barriers to optimal breastfeeding using a socioecologic framework and participants will gain a better understanding of the different factors that influence breastfeeding behaviors. Strategies to more effectively protect, promote a.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NFS 415 Advanced Nutrition I: Macronutrition 4.0 Credits

Covers biochemical and physiological topics of macronutrient metabolism, with emphasis on ingestion, digestion, absorption, and excretion of carbohydrate, protein, and lipid.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: (NFS 200 [Min Grade: D] or NFS 230 [Min Grade: D]) and NFS 215 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 217 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 154 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 416 Advanced Nutrition II: Micronutrients 4.0 Credits

Provides in-depth study of vitamin and mineral absorption, metabolism, and degradation, with an emphasis on human health requirements and a thorough understanding of nutrient and dietary requirements.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: NFS 415 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 431 Nutrition Counseling 4.0 Credits

Emphasizes nutrition-counseling techniques for use with individuals and small groups. Includes development of nutrition education materials as well as verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NFSC and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: NFS 443 [Min Grade: D] and PSY 342 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 443 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3.0 Credits

First of a three-course sequence examining the interrelationships of physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition as related to medical nutrition therapy. Emphasizes nutritional assessment and the role of nutrition in preventing and treating diseases/disorders: gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: NFS 416 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 444 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3.0 Credits

Second of a three-course sequence examining the interrelationships of physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition as related to medical nutrition therapy. Emphasizes nutrition assessment and the role of nutrition in preventing and treating disease/disorders; disease of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder; pulmonary disease; renal disease; cancer; HIV/AIDS; allergies, pediatric disease; and metabolic disturbances.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: NFS 443 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 445 Medical Nutrition Therapy III 3.0 Credits

Third of a three-course sequence examining the interrelationships of physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition as related to severe/stressful conditions which require enteral or parenteral nutrition or other advanced medical nutrition therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: NFS 444 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 446 Perspectives in World Nutrition 3.0 Credits

Examines world nutrition and food supply, including the nutritional status of various peoples, deficiency diseases, problems of food distribution, and other timely subjects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

NFS 475 Advanced Seminar in the Dietetics Profession 3.0 Credits

Reviews, evaluates, and synthesizes contemporary professional issues in dietetics.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: (NFS 154 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 203 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 400 [Min Grade: D]) or (NFS 150 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 152 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 203 [Min Grade: D] and NFS 400 [Min Grade: D])

NFS 480 Special Studies in Nutrition and Food 12.0 Credits

Covers selected topics of interest. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

NFS 494 Senior Project I 2.0 Credits

First in a series of capstone courses in which student carry out the research process. In NFS 494, students work cooperatively to identify an applied, discipline oriented problem and then develop research hypotheses and a written research proposal in response to that problem.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NFSC and classification is Senior.

NFS 495 Senior Project II 2.0 Credits

Second in a series of capstone course in which students carry out the research process. In NFS 495, students work cooperatively to carry out the research objectives according to the research proposal developed in NFS 494.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NFS 494 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 496 Senior Project III 2.0 Credits

Third in a series of capstone course in which students carry out the research process. In NFS 496, students work cooperatively to document the finding of their research in NFS 495. Students make oral and poster presentations as well as produce a written report of their research results.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NFS 495 [Min Grade: D]

NFS 497 Research 1.0-3.0 Credit

Provides individual research in nutrition under faculty supervision.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

NFS 498 Independent Study 1.0-3.0 Credit

Provides individual study or research in nutrition under faculty supervision.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

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