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Nutrition and Health- Body Sculpting with Diet and Exercise (NU102)
October 2017 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: differentiate between the three major classes of macronutrients; analyze a variety of nutritional topics including a low carb diet, Ketogenic diet, vegetarian diet, and vegan diet; identify challenges associated with the field of nutrition in terms of different nutritional beliefs; explore the role exercise plays in muscle mass and body composition; examine and assess the validity of dietary supplements and food labels; apply knowledge about set point theory to overcome nutritional challenges; and develop an individualized nutritional plan.
Instruction is offered online through video lectures, study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, and final exams. Topics include: food digestion and absorption, nutritional needs and cellular function, measuring body composition, bioenergetics: converting food to energy, carbohydrates: composition, storage, and use, fat, protein’s critical role in body composition, high-protein diets and anabolic resistance, critical micronutrients and water, food labeling and nutritional choices, nutrient timing and frequency, nighttime eating, evaluating dietary supplements, energy balance and weight control, the caloric cost of exercise, exercise for fat loss, exercise for healthy muscle mass, hormones and body composition, novel ways to change body composition, nutrition and exercise: special needs, set point theory, and choosing a nutrition plan.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Concepts in Nutrition and Health, Exercise Science, or Health Services (2/18).