Introduction to Human Nutrition
This course provides background and practical knowledge of nutrition and its relation to health, disease, and exercise performance.
What you can learn.
- Define how daily food choices can help or harm the body's health over time
- Explore characteristics of a healthy diet along with cultural and other influences on human food choices
- Compare and contrast major types of carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, and proteins
About this course:This course provides students with a background in the basics of nutrition and stresses the link between nutrition practices, health, disease, and exercise performance. Topics include macronutrient needs; vitamins, minerals, and other supplements; energy balance; weight control; the effects of nutrient excesses and deficiencies on performance; ergogenic aids; eating disorders; and how to recognize nutrition practices that may require professional referral. Students also gain practical knowledge through understanding nutrition labeling and evaluating literature.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Required course in Fitness Instruction Certificate.
Enrollment deadline: April 9, 2020. Internet access required.