This course will help students become aware of the role that essential nutrients play in maintaining overall health. Course content will focus on how the components of the digestive system carry out their life supporting functions to maintain homeostasis and how metabolic processes involving nutrients maintain life. The role of nutrient supplements and phytochemicals is explored. Diets for athletes, fad diets, weight and body composition, eating disorders and food safety are covered extensively. Students will analyze their personal nutrient intakes by using diet analysis software.
3 Credit Hours