Nutritional Science (NS) Courses

NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition (3-0) 3 hrs.

An introduction to the field of human nutrition and food focused on the mutual relationships between humans and their biological and physical environment. This course includes the study of human nutritional needs; problems encountered in providing food to meet nutritional needs; the relationships among human physiological needs, sociocultural systems, and food; and the significance of these relationships to the attainment of health.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

NS 210 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course stresses the practical application of the various nutritional concepts from pregnancy and birth throughout the life span into old age (pregnancy, infancy, children, adolescents, adults, and elderly adults). Strategies for handling nutrition related problems, obesity issues, eating disorders, the use of nutritional supplements, sports nutrition, gender differences, physical activity, growth, food guides and standards and label reading are among the subjects investigated. Prerequisite: NS 115 or HPE 212 or BIO 121 or BIO 171  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

NS 220 Sports Nutrition (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course presents the scientific basis for sports nutrition emphasizing the energy needs of activity and effect of dietary intake on performance. Special dietary requirements of specific sports and athletic activities will be taught. Topics will also include dietary ergogenic aids, nutritional supplements, weight control, dietary fads and myths, interaction of alcohol, caffeine and tobacco on an athlete’s nutrition status. The class will also stress information for competitive athletes and people of all ages wishing to incorporate nutrition into a physically active lifestyle. Prerequisite: NS 115 or HPE 190 or HPE 212 or BIO 121 or BIO 171  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

Key to Course Offering Times

F Fall
S Spring
B Both or either Spring and Fall semester
JP Jan Plan/Winter Session
SU Summer