Nutrition Across the Lifespan - NUT 303

Nutrition Across the Lifespan
Course Number
NUT 303


NUT 303 provides an in-depth exploration of nutrition sequentially from embryo to old age. It covers specific factors that influence health and dietary behaviors and considerations for specific life spans, such as nutrition needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding and during infancy to adolescence—including nutrition for children with developmental delays and disabilities. This course discusses dietary and activity patterns that promote optimum health and reduced risk of chronic disease in the adult years.

Learning Outcomes

Analyze the specific dietary requirements for normal and high-risk pregnancies and be able to apply them in a diet plan
Understand and assimilate the dietary considerations for growth and development of children, preschool through preadolescence, including nutrition for children with special needs, and be able to develop a diet plan
Differentiate the dietary considerations for adolescence, adulthood, aging, and older adults and be able to develop a diet plan
Examine the special concerns across the lifespan, such as anorexia, bulimia, and obesity
Review and discuss the adaptations in nutrient use during physical activity


Required Materials (Course Pack):

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $115. This includes:

Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $115 Course Pack + $202.95 Textbook = $1,292.95

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 7/22/18

Additional Prerequisites

Prior or concurrent nutrition training is recommended

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