Courses

Projected Undergraduate Schedule 
NUTR 2100 Principles of Nutrition (2) Prerequisites: Students in Health Professions, Nursing, Biology and Chemistry Majors, or by permission of the instructor.The course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a basic knowledge of nutrients and energy, and the scientific basis of nutrient requirements. The course will also provide students with information on nutrient associations with disease and principles for applying scientific nutrition principles to contemporary nutrition issues.
NUTR 3000 Introduction to the Profession of Nutrition. (1) Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
Through class discussion, visits from practitioners, and faculty lectures, students are introduced to the present and projected roles of dietitians and nutritionists. Medical terminology, professional organization membership, and ethical behavior in nutrition and dietetics are discussed.
NUTR 3150 Food Science I. (3) Prerequisites: Chem 1152K, Nutr 3100.
Basic food science terminology and concepts, including food choice determinants, sensory evaluation, food composition, food economics, food guidance tools, and food safety are examined.
NUTR 3160 Food Science II. (4) Prerequisites: Nutr 3150.
Three lecture hours, one lab hour. Food ingredients and processes, including selection, storage, use, preparation, and safety of food commodities, functions of food additives, packaging, and preservation techniques are covered in this course.
NUTR 3170 Food Safety and Sanitation (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 3150 or consent of the instructor.
This on-line course introduces the student to the characteristics of food-borne illnesses and of their causal agents, including bacteria, parasites, viruses, and natural toxicants. Testing of chemicals added to foods is also included.
HADM 3401 Principles of Food Production (2) Prerequisite: None. CSP:1,2,6. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours.Students must concurrently enroll in HADM 3402,Food Production Lab. This is the lecture component of the introductory course in quantity food production. The principles of commercial and institutional food production,emphasizing the terminology,utensils,equipment,fundamental culinary procedures, sanitary and safety standards,standardized recipes, and recipe costing are covered.
HADM 3402 Food Production Lab (1) Prerequisite: HADM 3401.Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours.Students must concurrently enroll in HADM 3401(2) lecture section. This is a hands-on-food preperation lab where students will interact with and demonstrate the principles of quantity food production in a food produaction facility. Classes meet once a week for 14 weeks.Lab fee $50.
NUTR 3500 Nutrition and Metabolism. (3) Prerequisites: Nutr 3100 and HHS 3700.
Nutrients essential for the human are examined with emphasis on functions, metabolism and factors affecting utilization. The effect of nutrients on biochemical process is the focal point of this course.
NUTR 3600 Normal Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. (3)  Prerequisites: Nutr 3100.
This course includes nutrition assessment, physical growth and development, and the physiological basis for nutrient needs in pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. Age-specific dietary recommendations for optimal health and disease prevention are components of this course.
NUTR 3810 Interpretation of Laboratory Values (3) Prerequisites: Inorganic Chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, AND EITHER human physiology OR biochemistry. The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand the interrelationships between clinical laboratory test results and the disease process occurring in the patient. Laboratory values from hematology,clinical chemistry and urinalysis, and microbiology/immunology will be interpreted for infectious diseases,liver diseases,kidney diseases,hematologic disorders,and metabolic disorders.Appropriate case studies will be used to illustrate clinical significance.
NUTR 4000 Food and Culture. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 3100.
This course examines the influence of culture, ethnicity, and religion on food selection, dietary intake and nutrition, and health status, and includes the development of culturally-sensitive nutrition interventions.
NUTR 4200 Medical Nutrition Therapy I. (3) Prerequisites: Nutr 3500.
This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence-based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: nutritional anemias, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, food allergies, human immunodeficiency virus, hypertension, metabolic disorders, obesity, and osteoporosis. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
NUTR 4250 Medical Nutrition Therapy II. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 4200.
This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence-based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: gastrointestinal, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, renal, trauma, pulmonary, and special feeding techniques. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
NUTR 4300 Nutrition Intervention I. (3) Prerequisites: Nutr 3500.
This course focuses on the application of a helping model and interviewing and counseling skills to help clients achieve and maintain dietary behavior change. The course includes factors influencing dietary intake and adherence, interpersonal relationship skills, and the use of different counseling theories and strategies.
NUTR 4400 Nutrition Intervention II. (3) Prerequisites: Nutr 4300.
This course focuses on community assessment and design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based nutrition interventions for specific target groups. The course includes U.S. government food and nutrition programs and the policy-making process.
NUTR 4600 Food Service Systems. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 4500.
The course focuses on the administrative aspect of a food service system including financial management, human resource planning, safety and sanitation, and energy and environmental issues. Practical experiences are provided in menu planning, nutrient analysis, and food service system analysis.
NUTR 4950 Senior Seminar (3). Prerequisites: NUTR 4200.
Students select a nutrition and dietetics related research question and utilize research, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills to develop a written individual topic summary and group position paper on the question. The course focuses on the scientific basis of the dietetics profession and includes research methodology, interpretation of research literature, and the integration of research principles into evidence-based practice. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Nutrition majors.
NUTR 4955 Nutrition,Physical Activity and Wellness(3). Prerequisites: NUTR 3000 or NUTR 3600 or consent of instructor. This course provides an overview of the epidemiology,physiology,chronic disease implications, and current state of preventive and therapeutic interventions for wellness in adults and children,including public health policy approaches to healthy nutrition and physical activity promotion and issues in physical activity measurement.
NUTR 4960 Nutrition and Physical Fitness. (3) Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
This course is directed toward the specific roles of energy and nutrients in physical performance. Topics include faddism, quackery, and common myths associated with nutritional management of the athlete. Appropriate strategies for weight change, unique dietary concerns for female, endurance, and vegetarian athletes, the pre-game meal, and the interrelationships among nutrition, physical activity, and cardiovascular health are also explored.
NUTR 4970 Nutrition and The Media. (3) Prerequisites: Nutr 3100, Spch 1000 or consent of the instructor.
This course is designed to provide students a hands-on experience with various media formats. Students write press releases, plan and practice radio and TV interviews, and write short nutrition feature stories for print.
NUTR 4980 Nutrition Skills Methods (1) Prerequisites: Studnets accepted into the DPD Program (Nutrition) only. The course is designed to facilitate the student's acquisition of basic skills for dietetic practice, and will include: nutrition assessment,food service calculations,medical terminology, and other calculations used in clinical environments. 
NUTR 4990 Entrepreneurial Nutrition. (3) Prerequisites: NUTR 3100 or consent of the instructor.
Students learn successful techniques of entrepreneurship in dietetics. Business plans are formulated for development of private practice in dietetics.
NUTR 4999 Nutrition Project. (1-6) Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
This course includes supervised independent study in an area of special interest to the student.

 

NUTR 6002 Supervised Practice I (2). Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings.
NUTR 6003 Supervised Practice II (2). Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings.
NUTR 6004 Supervised Practice III (2). Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings.
NUTR 6005 SUPERVISED PRACTICE IV Supervised Practice IV. Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6006 SUPERVISED PRACTICE V Supervised Practice V. Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6007 SUPERVISED PRACTICE VI Supervised Practice VI Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6008 SUPERVISED PRACTICE VII Supervised Practice VII Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6009 SUPERVISED PRACTICE VIII Supervised PracticeVIII. Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6010 SUPERVISED PRACTICE IX Supervised Practice IX. Prerequisite: Entry into the Coordinated Program. This course provides students with experience in clinical, community, and food service settings. At the completion of NUTR 6002-6010, students will have completed a minimum of 1080 pre-professional practice hours in dietetics settings. 2.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6011 ORIENTATION TO PRACTICE I Orientation to Practice I Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. The skills development seminars include presentations in a variety of practice areas, including cardiology, diabetes, eating disorders, dysphagia, genetics, obesity, and include 60 practice hours for the simulations completed as a part of the skills development session. The presentations add depth to previous medical nutrition therapy coursework and include presentations by content experts from a variety of professions, and the simulations allow students to practice what they have learned. 1.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6012 ORIENTATION TO PRACTICE II Orientation to Practice II. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. The skills development seminars include presentations in a variety of practice areas, including cardiology, diabetes, eating disorders, dysphagia, genetics, obesity, and include 60 practice hours for the simulations completed as a part of the skills development session. The presentations add depth to previous medical nutrition therapy coursework and include presentations by content experts from a variety of professions, and the simulations allow students to practice what they have learned. 1.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6100 SCIENTIFIC PRIN NUTRITION Scientific Principles of Nutrition. Prerequisite: BIOL 1103K & 1104K or consent of instructor. The course is designed to provide graduate students who are not nutrition majors with an understanding of macro- and micronutrient metabolism and the scientific basis of nutrient requirements. The course will also focus on nutrient associations with disease and applying scientific nutrition principles to contemporary nutrition issues. This course serves as a prerequisite for subsequent graduate nutrition courses. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6101 Nutrition Research Methods(3).  Prerequisite: HHS 6000 or consent of the instructor.
This course provides students with an understanding of research designs/methodologies and statistical procedures commonly used in nutrition research.. Students have hands-on experience in critiquing literature, using SPSS to analyze and interpret data, acquiring reference manager skills, and improving biomedical research writing skills.
NUTR 6102 Nutrition Intervention. (3) Prerequisite: HHS 6000 or consent of the instructor.
This course enables students to critically examine multiple nutrition intervention strategies used primarily in community settings. Emphasis is placed on systematic analysis of nutrition-related health problems and interventions designed to address them. Students design a future-oriented nutrition intervention for a selected target group.
NUTR 6103 NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGYNutritional Epidemiology. Prerequisites: NUTR 6100 and SNHP 6000 or NUTR 6101 or consent of instructor. This course is designed for the graduate students who are interested in gaining an in depth understanding of population based studies relating diet and nutrition to disease and health. The objectives of this course are to learn different methodologies used in conducting nutritionally-related epidemiological studies using current literature, to interpret the findings from these studies, and to apply the knowledge gained from the current literature in doing nutrition research projects. This course will emphasize the methodological issues as they relate to design, diet and nutrition assessment, and data analysis of population-based studies on diet and disease. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6104 Advanced Normal Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: None for students accepted into the Health Sciences degree program with a specialization in Nutrition. Others must seek consent of the instructor and show evidence of having completed courses in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition and metabolism. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of the various metabolic pathways and the course builds on this information.
This course focuses on the metabolism of macronutrients, including the regulatory role of vitamins and minerals, from the standpoint of individual systems, namely the gastrointestinal tract, liver, muscle and adipose tissue. Current research and integrative functioning of macro and micronutrients in the various systems are discussed.
NUTR 6105 Nutrition, Culture, and the Life Cycle. (3) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Nutrition assessment, physical growth and development of various life cycle stages are examined. The course also includes the influence of culture, ethnicity, and religion on food selection, dietary intake, and nutrition and health status.
NUTR 6106 ADV NORM NUTR: MICRONUTRIENTS Advanced Normal Nutrition II This course focuses on the metabolism of micronutrients from the standpoint of individual systems, namely the gastrointestinal tract, liver, muscle, adipose tissue, kidney, and red blood cells. Current research and integrative functioning of macro and micronutrients in the various systems are discussed. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6150 FOOD SCIENCE Food Science. Prerequisite: Entry into the M.S. in Health Professions with a specialization in nutrition. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Basic food science terminology and concepts, including food choice determinants, sensory evaluation, food composition, food economics, food guidance tools, and food safety are examined. Food ingredients and processes, including selection, storage, use, preparation, and safety of food commodities, functions of food additives, packaging, and preservation techniques are covered in this course 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6170 FOOD SAFETY Food Safety. Prerequisite: Nutr 3150 or consent of instructor. This on-line course introduces the student to the characteristics of food borne illnesses and of their causal agents, including bacteria, parasites, viruses, and natural toxicants. Testing of chemicals added to foods is also included. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6200 Nutrition Policy and Program Planning. (3) Prerequisite: None for students accepted into the Health Sciences degree program with a specialization in Nutrition. Others must seek consent of the instructor.
This course focuses on the policy making process at the federal and state levels and the process of program planning and evaluation, as related to food and nutrition programs. Group projects and independent assignments are included to help students develop a conceptual framework for developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition policies and programs.
NUTR 6500 NUTRITION AND METABOLISM Nutrition and Metabolism. Prerequisite: NUTR 3700 OR NUTR 6700. Nutrients essential for the human are examined with emphasis on functions, metabolism and factors affecting utilization. The effect of nutrients on biochemical process is the focal point of this course. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6700 MED BIOCHEM PRINCIPLES Medical Biochemistry Principles Prerequisites: BIOL 1120 and CHEM 1152 This course is an introduction to the chemical events occurring in the human body, with attention to the etiology and clinical manifestation of disease associated with certain metabolic errors. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6800 INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION International Nutrition Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand major issues in international nutrition that influence health, survival, and development capacity of people living in developing societies and various approaches to improving nutritional well-being of those populations. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 6970 Nutrition and the Media. (3) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This course is designed to provide students a hands-on experience with various media formats. Students write press releases, plan and practice radio and TV interviews, and write short nutrition feature stories for print.
NUTR 6990 Entrepreneurial Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Students learn successful techniques of entrepreneurship in dietetics. Business plans are formulated for development of private practice in dietetics.
NUTR 7101 Nutrition Issues. (3) Prerequisite: SNHP 6000 and NUTR 4200, NUTR 7200 or NUTR 6104 or consent of instructor.This course includes advanced level study of evidence-based practice guidelines and strength of evidence for medical nutrition therapy of diseases prevalent in vulnerable populations. Nutrition and laboratory assessment parameters and food safety issues specific to individual diseases are examined, as well as the role of complementary and alternative medicine in medical nutrition therapy of individual diseases.
NUTR 7102 Nutrition Education Principles. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor.
Methods and media are emphasized to assist the student in the development of oral and written skills in the communication of nutrition principles for individual, group, and mass education. Nutrition education materials are designed, developed, and evaluated for the promotion of dietary behavior alteration.
NUTR 7103 Advanced Food Investigations and Clinical Problems. (3) Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, by written application.
Note: Course must be taken in 2 sequential terms for a total of 6 hours. Development of food products to meet specialized clinical needs.
NUTR 7104 Reproductive and Pediatric Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor. The role of nutrition is examined in adolescent and adult pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood. Nutrition aspects of family planning, complications of pregnancy, management of low birth weight infants, and special feeding problems and practices of infancy and childhood are included.(3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor. The role of nutrition is examined in adolescent and adult pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood. Nutrition aspects of family planning, complications of pregnancy, management of low birth weight infants, and special feeding problems and practices of infancy and childhood are included.
NUTR 7105 Geriatric Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor.
With a background that establishes demographic and physiological aspects of the aging process, this course focuses on nutrient intake, nutrient requirements, and nutrition-related disorders and their management in the elderly.
NUTR 7106 Advanced Sports Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor.
This course focuses on the relationships between nutrition, strength, endurance and physical performance with an emphasis on nutrient utilization during exercise. Practical considerations for the nutrition assessment of athletes are discussed.
NUTR 7107 Advanced Clinical Nutrition. (3) Prerequisite: NUTR 6104.
Various disease states requiring dietary modifications are examined with special emphasis on the metabolic basis for these modifications. A large segment of the course is devoted to review of journal articles dealing with the most recent information on the significance and management of selected disease states.
NUTR 7108 Nutrition Assessment. (3) Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 or consent of the instructor.
This course covers the indirect and direct methods used in the assessment of nutrition status. Both traditional and new methods of assessment are discussed, including anthropometric techniques, nutrition history screens, soft tissue assessment, biochemical assessment, dietary survey techniques, and demographic assessment.
NUTR 7200 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3). Prerequisites: NUTR 3500 and consent of instructor. This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: nutritional anemias, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, food allergies, human immunodeficiency virus, hypertension, metabolic disorders, obesity and osteoporosis. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
NUTR 7250 MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY II (3)Medical Nutrition Therapy II Prerequisites: Nutr 7200 and consent of instructor. This course introduces students to medical nutrition therapy through evidence based practice. Medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and treatment of the following conditions is covered: gastrointestinal, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, renal trauma, pulmonary and special feeding techniques. For each condition, nutrition assessment and food and nutrient interactions with commonly prescribed medications are discussed, as well as complementary and alternative therapies. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7600 FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS Food Service Systems. Prerequisite: Nutr 7500. The course focuses on the administrative aspect of a food service system including financial management, human resource planning, safety and sanitation, and energy and environmental issues. Practical experiences are provided in menu planning, nutrient analysis, and food service systems analysis. 4.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7810 INTERPRETATION LAB VALUES Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Values for Health Professionals Prerequisites: Inorganic chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, AND EITHER human physiology OR biochemistry. The course will provide the student with the opportunity to understand the interrelationships between clinical laboratory test results and the disease process occurring in the patient. Laboratory values from hematology, clinical chemistry and urinalysis, and microbiology/immunology will be interpreted for infectious diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases, hematologic disorders, and metabolic disorders. Appropriate case studies will be used to illustrate clinical significance. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7899 NUTRITION PROJECT Nutrition Project. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. This course includes supervised independent study in an area of special interest to the student. 1.0 TO 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7900 Special Problems in Nutrition and Dietetics. (1-12). Prerequisite: Nutr 6104 and consent of the instructor.
Individual study of a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member.
NUTR 7950 TOP ADV MED NUTR THERAPY Topics in Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy. Prerequisites: SNHP 6000 or equivalent, NUTR 4200 or NUTR 7200 or NUTR 6104 and NUTR 6106. Advanced study in an issue of medical nutrition therapy across the continuum of basic biochemistry and physiology through public health and clinical application. Evidence based practice is stressed, with attention to relationships of basic research to practice, assessment methodologies, targeting specific populations and individuals for appropriate interventions, development of outcome measures, and formation of future research questions. Current recommendations and programs are discussed. 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7980 Research Practicum. (1-12). This course is for graduate assistants and includes directed research in collaboration with a faculty member. This course does not count towards degree requirements.
NUTR 7990 PORTFOLIO SEMINAR Portfolio Seminar Prerequisite: Consent of faculty advisor. This seminar assists students with development of a portfolio, which is an option for students in the professional practice option within the MS in Health Sciences nutrition specialization. Students develop and orally present, explain, and defend their portfolios as part of the seminar. Note: For students beginning their graduate program after Fall 2006, Portfolio Seminar must be taken for a minimum of three semesters at one semester hour each. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
NUTR 7999 Thesis Research. (3) Prerequisites: HHS 6000, 7000, Nutr 6101, 6102, 6104 and consent of thesis committee chair.
Note: A minimum of six semester hours must be taken. This course includes individual study of a selected investigation in nutrition or food science under the direction of an approved thesis chair and thesis committee.