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Principles of Human Nutrition

NTRN 1010: Nutrition Course Online

2016/17 Academic Calendar | 2016/17 Academic Catalog | Technical Requirements

This is a 3-credit, science-oriented, introductory online nutrition course that focuses on basic principles of human nutrition. Emphasis is placed on the nutrient requirements of healthy individuals, nutrient categories and their characteristics, physiological functions, metabolism, and food sources. The role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention will discussed in relation to personal health choices and with applications for students contemplating careers in the health professions.  – Principles of Human Nutrition is 3 credits.

Prerequisites to Principles of Human Nutrition

One semester of college-level Biology; one semester of college-level General Chemistry.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete the online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.

Technical Requirements

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Required Course Materials


  • Nutrition: Science and Applications. Lori A. Smolin & Mary B. Grosvenor, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2016
    ISBN: 978-1119087106

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

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