NUT 510

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online


This course is an in-depth exploration of holistic approaches to nutrition and dietary supplements to promote optimal health and well-being. Herbal medicine and botanical supplements such herbs, spices, and botanical extracts for their therapeutic properties will be studied. Functional foods and nutraceuticals will be examined for their potential health benefits as probiotics, prebiotics, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Students will engage in hands-on learning experiences, including herbal and aromatherapy preparations and case studies to reinforce their understanding and application of course concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate evidence-based studies to optimize food and supplements to promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Develop nutrient and supplement protocols to promote wellness.

  • Explain the mechanisms of action, concentrations, interactions, cautions, and contraindications to ensure the safe, effective use of common dietary supplements.

  • Interpret research in the use of nutrition and dietary supplement support in common health conditions.

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Required Course Pack:

    • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
    • NUT 510 Practical Lab Kit:
      • 1 oz Peppermint Leaf
      • 1 oz Red Raspberry Leaf
      • 1 oz Ginger Root
      • 1 oz Licorice Root
      • 1 oz Dandelion Root
      • Press-N-Brew Tea Bags (50-pack)

Required Textbooks:

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None – NUT 501 is recommended for nutrition majors

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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