• Prerequisite: NUTR5000/5001 and NUTR5002. This course will cover the overall management of obesity in an individual, including its etiology and contributing mechanisms, pathophysiology, evaluation, assessment, medical nutrition therapy, as well as considerations in its treatment and prevention throughout the lifecycle. The latter aspects will include individual as well as public health/community approaches.
  • 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 is designed to provide a sound scientific, evidence-based basis on how to read and review the health/wellness literature with special emphasis on nutrition-related literature/studies. Overview, strengths as well as weaknesses of major types of research designs including statistical data basics will be included.Prerequisites: NUTR 5000/5001, NUTR 5002, NUTR 5003, NUTR 5004, NUTR 5103, NUTR 5102, NUTR 5103, NUTR 5201, NUTR 5202, NUTR 5203
  • This course defines as well as provides an overview of the entire dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods aspect of nutritional advice and use that has become commonplace over the past decades. The broad area of phytonutrients/phytochemicals will also be included. Evidence-based research, resources and practices regarding use of these consumables will be covered.Prerequisite: NUTR5000 or NUTR5001 and NUTR 5002

  • This course will cover the basic theories of behavior change in individuals as well as populations. Information on how these theories can be applied and used to change health-related behavior will also be included. The technique, practice and use of motivational interviewing skills will be included as well.