NUT 301

Advanced Nutrition Principles I Online


This course will present principles of nutrition through the study of human metabolism and nutrients essential to human life. Emphasis will be on understanding therapeutic nutrition recommendations related to disease processes, as well as nutrition needs for health through the life cycles and for physical performance. The course will include practical experiences in assisting individuals in diet modification, community service related to food production/consumption, and research of specific diet recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the basic components of nutrition and apply the scientific process to nutrition

  • Define dietary guidelines, recommendations for Nutrient Intake and demonstrate use of diet analysis

  • Examine Complementary and Alternative nutrition and justify the use of dietary supplements

  • Recall the fundamentals of digestion and identify how nutrients influence digestion and absorption in normal and disease conditions

  • Summarize carbohydrates, lipids, protein and their components and extrapolate their use in diets.

  • Demonstrate and understanding of metabolism and predict how it influences energy balance, body composition and weight management

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
  • Digestion Tea Kit

The Digestion Tea Kit includes the following experiential learning supplies: 

  • 1 oz Organic Ginger Root Zingiber officinale
  • 1 oz Organic Peppermint Leaf Mentha xpiperita
  • 1 oz Organic Lemon Balm Leaf Melissa officinalis
  • 1 oz Organic Lavender Flowers Lavandula angustifolia
  • Press-N-Brew tea bags 50 per pack

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None – Prior or concurrent nutrition training is recommended

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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