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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Required course in Fitness Instruction Certificate.
Enrollment deadline: June 25, 2021. Internet access required.