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Nutrition Lays Foundation for Clinical Studies

The Human Nutrition course at North lays a foundation for further clinical studies and is a prerequisite for careers in nursing or the nutritional sciences. Use this course to fulfill career training program requirements, as a science elective, to satisfy bachelor’s degree credits or for personal enrichment. 

Strong Faculty/Varied Formats

Nutrition faculty have master’s degrees and varied backgrounds (graduate degrees in nutrition, registered dietitian and other clinical or public health training), with strong track records in teaching. The course uses current nutritional analysis software to help students analyze their own dietary habits and make connections to course content. Both online and traditional/on-campus options are available, with day and evening classes.

Curriculum Highlights

• Foundation for understanding basic components of a healthy diet

• Links between what people eat and their health status

• How diet promotes health and how life habits, environment, heredity and diet are related 

• Nutrients — carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water — and their role in maintaining health

• Analysis of students’ diet/application of course concepts to improve diet and reduce risks for developing lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes

• Changing nutritional needs over the lifespan

• Special nutritional requirements during pregnancy and breastfeeding