Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
The Science of Nutrition (SCI 105)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe basic concepts in nutrition and factors that affect nutritional needs; describe the different nutrient classes and their functions in health; describe the role of nutrition in various lifespan brackets – pregnancy, toddler, adolescent, adulthood, and the elderly; explain the relevance of different healthy nutritional patterns and dietary guidelines; explain the emerging concerns regarding food safety and the implications to public health; and promote healthy lifestyles by eating right and educating others to do the same.
Major topics include: introduction to nutrition; healthy diet planning; the role of carbohydrates in nutrition; role of lipids in nutrition; protein's role in nutrition; water as a nutrient; minerals in nutrition; symptoms of mineral deficiency and toxicity; how vitamins support nutrition; anatomy of the digestive system; nutrient digestion, absorption, and transport; cell anatomy and metabolism; weight management and energy needs; eating disorders and risk to nutrition; and physical activity and nutrition.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Nutritional Science, Core Science, or Nutrition (8/21).