Academics Courses

Science Prerequisites for Health Professions


ANAT 1005: Anatomy Lecture & Lab

ANAT 1005, Anatomy Lecture & Lab, is a four-credit online lecture/lab anatomy course that focuses on an integrated study of human anatomy using a systemic approach to provide a solid foundation of body structure which is paramount to understanding physiological…

Credits: 4
Tuition: $380/credit

Science Prerequisites for Health Professions


ANTH 1011: Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1011 is a three-credit anthropology course that introduces you to the study of human cultural patterns and learned behavior. You will explore the discipline through weekly topics that include linguistics and religion, social and political organization, race and ethnicity,…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $380/credit

Applied Nutrition


APN 505: Applied Anatomy & Physiology

This course will examine human anatomy and physiology from an integrative and applied perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the functions and structures of the human body, and explore how cells, tissues, and organ systems work together to maintain…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 510: Applied Nutritional Biochemistry

In this biochemistry focused course which uses nutrition as a model, students will explore metabolic pathways to which macro and micronutrients play a significant regulatory role as well as the interaction between nutrients within these pathways. Topics will include energetics…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 515: Applied Food Innovation

This course will provide applied foundational knowledge in food science, food safety (HACCP) and management principles as it relates to nutrition. Management and supervision planning, organizing, staffing control, leadership, budgeting, directing, marketing and other tools to aid an effective manager…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $770/credit

Applied Nutrition


APN 601: Trends and Issues in Nutrition

Current trends and issues relating to nutrition, food, and food products are examined. The course will contain a review of key concepts related to the digestive system, metabolism, energy balance, nutrition and disease and the Nutrition Care Plan. Current issues…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 602: Trends and Issues in Nutrition Lab

In the RDN Lab Series, MSAN students in the RDM focus will conduct Supervised Experiential Practice hours. In the lab series, Faculty and Preceptors will assess competencies. Students will work to demonstrate professional skills and values in all interactions with…

Credits: 1

Applied Nutrition


APN 604: Nutrition Across the Lifespan

Nutrition requirements and metabolism from preconception through older adulthood are examined. The impacts and effects of culture, environment, economy, and mental and physical health on nutrition status across the life cycle are explored. Metabolism of macronutrients, nutrition assessment methodologies, and…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $770/credit

Applied Nutrition


APN 605: Nutrition Across the Lifespan

Nutrition requirements and metabolism from preconception through older adulthood are examined. The impacts and effects of culture, environment, economy and mental and physical health on nutrition status across the life cycle are explored. Metabolism of macronutrients, nutrition assessment methodologies, and…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 606: Nutrition Across the Lifespan Lab

In the RDN Lab Series, MSAN students in the RDM focus will conduct Supervised Experiential Practice hours. In the lab series, Faculty and Preceptors will assess competencies. Students will work to demonstrate professional skills and values in all interactions with…

Credits: 1

Applied Nutrition


APN 610: Research Methods

Research methods and research design commonly used in nutrition research are examined. Topics include defining research questions, developing hypotheses, writing research goals and objectives, reviewing and interpreting literature, choosing appropriate research designs and understanding and summarizing relevant data. Professional presentation…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 611: Research Methods Lab

In the RDN lab series, MSAN students in the RDN focus will conduct Supervised Experiential Learning hours. In the lab series, Faculty and Preceptors will assess competencies. Students will work to demonstrate professional skills and values in all interactions with…

Credits: 1

Applied Nutrition


APN 615: Nutrition & Metabolism

The normal and disordered metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and water, and the physiological actions of these nutrients are examined. Topics include macronutrient and micronutrient absorption, transport, and excretion, the regulation of biochemical and enzymatic pathways, variability in the…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 616: Nutrition and Metabolism Lab

In the RDN lab series, MSAN students in the RDN focus will conduct Supervised Experiential Learning hours. In the lab series, Faculty and Preceptors will assess competencies. Students will work to demonstrate professional skills and values in all interactions with…

Credits: 1

Applied Nutrition


APN 620: Nutrition Education and Health Behavior Change

Health behavior theories and practices utilized to facilitate healthful behavior change in a variety of nutrition education, counseling, and clinical settings are examined. Topics include motivational interviewing, practice of professional and engaged verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening, practitioner directed…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 621: Nutrition Education and Health Behavior Change Lab

In the RDN lab series, MSAN students in the RDN focus will conduct Supervised Experiential Learning hours. In the lab series, Faculty and Preceptors will assess competencies. Students will work to demonstrate professional skills and values in all interactions with…

Credits: 1

Applied Nutrition


APN 701: Nutrition, Wellness, and Multimedia Communications

Strategic use of multimedia communications tools in the nutrition and wellness industry will be examined. Theories of mass communication, including contemporary perspectives and their application to current nutrition and wellness practice are emphasized. Topics include professional and ethical approaches to…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 705: Online Research and Advanced Research Methods

Advanced research methods and conducting online research will be examined. Appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative research design, methodology, data collection, and analyses will be emphasized. Topics include determining appropriate research design, population size, recruiting research participants, the use of…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 707: Dietary Practices and the Environment

Diets, dietary practices, food choice and food patterns will be examined through the lens of sustainability at local, national and global levels. Consumer choices and their impact on food webs and global food systems will be explored, through analyzing the…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 710: Media and Ethics in Nutrition

Media organizations, their audiences, and the ethics of advertising will be examined. Best practices, transparency and risk mediation in advertising will be explored. Topics include communicating with potential clients in both industry and non-profit sectors, seeking grant funding for nutrition…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 712: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Policy

Global food systems, systems of agriculture, food webs, the influence of agricultural systems on climate change, and environmental impacts of food growth, processing, and distribution will be examined. National and International law and agricultural, trade and financial policies, and effects…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 715: Measuring Social Media Impact

Social media metrics used to inform marketing campaigns and budgeting decisions will be explored. Analyzing social media metrics and developing strategies for viable advertising and social media information dissemination campaigns concerning nutrition and wellness will be emphasized. Topics include how…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $770/credit

Applied Nutrition


APN 717: Food Justice and Advocacy

Food access, food sovereignty, and the economics of food will be investigated. Local and international social justice and food advocacy initiatives will be investigated. Social feeding programs, community needs assessments and funding for food advocacy programs will be examined. Topics…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 725: Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Small business development in the nutrition and wellness industry will be examined. Strategic decision making and leadership will be emphasized. Topics include the development of business plans, assessing the risk of business concepts, and identifying strategies for success in competitive,…

Credits: 3