Courses Details

NUTR510 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia
  • Prerequisites: Introductory biology and introductory chemistry
  • Description: Nutrition in the Life Cycle will cover nutritional needs of individuals during critical stages of development. Students will learn about the biological basis for nutritional requirements in normal development and maintaining health in adulthood. Consequences of over- and under-nutrition and how to identify and address these issues will be discussed.
  • Course Goals: • Identify the macro- and micronutrients critical for normal human growth and development • Develop an understanding for the biological basis of nutrient requirements during pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood (65+) • Recognize the health consequences of under or excess nutrient intake at critical life stages • Understand the rationale for development of dietary guidelines and major nutritional interventions • Understand how additional lifestyle factors (e.g., sleep, exercise) can affect nutrient requirements • Identify socioeconomic and cultural barriers to meeting nutrient needs • Develop an understanding of methodological aspects of the research regarding nutrition in the life cycle
  • Competencies: • Explain the importance of nutrient intake for normal human development and health maintenance throughout the life cycle • Apply biological knowledge of nutrient requirements during critical life stages to address health consequences of a nutrient imbalance • Explain the purpose of dietary guidelines in the United States • Discuss the justification for major nutritional interventions that have occurred in the United States to address health concerns due to nutritional imbalance • Evaluate lifestyle factors when considering nutritional needs of individuals across the life cycle • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of barriers in our society that prevent individuals to meet nutritional needs • Demonstrate interpretation of methodological aspects and results of the research regarding nutrition in the life cycle
  • This course is cross-listed with PUBHLTH310.