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Courses - Spring 2024
Nutrition and Food Science Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/17/2024 at 12:30 PM
Diet and Optimal Human Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC100, BSCI170, and BSCI171 .
Jointly offered with: NFSC636.
Credit only granted for: NFSC498L, NFSC678L, NFSC436, or NFSC636.
Formerly: NFSC498L.
Focuses on maintaining optimal health and preventing diseases in humans with attention to diet. Reviews the main causes (nutritional/behavioral/lifestyle/ environmental/genetic factors) of diseases and nutrient needs, sources, functions and interactions, and deals with the benefits of healthy diets and nutraceutical/pharmaceutical option on human health. The emphasis will be on developing conceptual knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills and the application of nutrition in the health promotion.