• Prerequisites: NUTR5000 or NUTR5001; NUTR5002 This stand-alone course is the third of a three-part series that covers the pathophysiology, treatment and management of nutrition-related diseases and conditions as well as recommended guidelines for their clinical nutrition intervention. This course will cover the nutritional interventions regarding current topics in nutrition including inflammation and other timely, relevant nutrition topics.
  • Prerequisite: NUTR5002 The concept and value of food as providing more than nutrients per se will be covered including evidence-based research on food-based eating plans and the health benefits they provide. Information regarding healthy eating plans that have survived generations and across cultures/nations will be included as will what is known about healthy eating within the context of healthy living as noted by Hippocrates. As Hippocrates said “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
  • NUTR5000 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in an undergraduate chemistry, biology or physiology course. This course introduces the structure and function of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and their importance in the human diet. Vitamins and minerals are also covered with respect to dietary need, metabolism, and clinical disorders associated with deficiency and excess consumption. Carbohydrate, fat, and protein are also covered with respect to integrated metabolism in tissues and how the ingestion of combined macronutrients affects overall metabolism. The concept of food as medicine will be introduced.
    NUTR5001 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in an undergraduate chemistry, biology or physiology course. This is the same course as NUTR 5000 with a one credit additional research project requirement for chiropractic students who wish to use this course to satisfy the Clinical Nutrition 1 and 2 requirements in the chiropractic program.
  • This course provides information on what constitutes a healthy eating plan and ways to achieve this healthy eating plan throughout the lifecycle.General nutrition information regarding food labels and how to interpret and apply this information for correct use will also be included.This course also describes, in great detail, how to assess for nutritional adequacy using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary, environmental, and focused nutrition exam findings and information for a nutrition assessment and how to obtain such information in a clinical and/or wellness setting.
  • Prerequisites: NUTR5000 or NUTR5001; NUTR5002 This course addresses the main nutritional needs of athletes, from weekend warriors to elite performers. Nutritional assessment, needs, concerns, requirements, and recommendations for optimal human performance will be covered for macro/micronutrients as well as supplements.