Skip to navigation
Skip to sub-navigation
Skip to main content

Resources for: Students | Alumni | Faculty

Graduate Courses

Topics in Nutritional Science

  • NEP 7001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Instruction in specific subject matter areas in the field of food science and nutrition.

Monogastric Nutrition

  • NEP 7020 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as AN_SCI 7312 and NUTRIT 7020). Principles of nutrition, feed formulation and recent research in poultry feeding. Graded on A-/F basis only. Prerequisites: AN_SCI 3212 and BIOCHM 3630.

Problems in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 7085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Advanced problems in a selected field of food science and nutrition.

Masters Seminar in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 7087 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Seminar features expert presentations of current research and issue-based applications that represent the breadth of nutritional sciences. Graded on S/U basis only.

Readings in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 7150 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisites: 15 hours course work in field of subject and instructor's consent.

Sports Performance and Conditioning

  • NEP 7200 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Course utilizes scientific theory and applied instruction to teach procedures, techniques, and modalities used to improve physical sports performance. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Physiology and Anatomy, Kinesiology; junior/senior standing.

Human Nutrition II Laboratory

  • NEP 7330 | 2 Credit Hours
  • A techniques course in nutrition, usually taken concurrently with Nutritional Sciences 4340. Prerequisites: NUTR S 2340, Biochemistry and instructor's consent.

Human Nutrition II Lecture

  • NEP 7340 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Physiological and biochemical aspects of nutrition; functions of methods of measuring nutritional status; various aspects of applied nutrition. Continuation of NEP 2340. Prerequisites: NEP 2340, Biochemistry or instructor's consent.

Nutritional Assessment

  • NEP 7360 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to the nutrition assessment process. The identification of dietary, anthropometric, laboratory, clinical and sociocultural parameters used to assess nutritional status of individuals. Lecture course. Prerequisites: PSYCH 1000, NEP 2340.

Nutritional Therapy I

  • NEP 7370 | 3 Credit Hours
  • In-depth study of physiological/biochemical changes in selected disease states (cardiovascular disease, rehabilitation, diabetes and cancer); development of principles underlying nutrition therapy. Lecture course. Prerequisites: NEP 4360.

Nutrition Therapy II

  • NEP 7380 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Evaluation, design and monitoring of the nutrition care of complex health disorders such as renal disease, trauma, and multi-system organ failure; emphasis on nutrition support (enteral and parenteral nutrition). Lecture course. Prerequisites: NEP 4370.

Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 7500 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Original investigations, usually in connection with one of the research projects of Agricultural Experiment Station. Written report required.

Community Nutrition

  • NEP 7590 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Public health nutrition and chronic disease prevention, food security, nutrition programs and food access, public policy, sustainable agriculture and food production systems, cultural food practices, needs assessment. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Nutrition course or instructor's consent.

Cardiovascular Health and Fitness

  • NEP 7840 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Physiology underlying best methods for obtaining and maintaining cardiovascular health and fitness. Includes exercise and weight control, plasma lipids, energy metabolism, cardiovascular dynamics, and recent research findings.

Research in Dietetics

  • NEP 7950 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to research, including the relationship of basic, clinical, and outcomes-based research to dietetics practice. Defining research problems in a dietetics practice setting, developing hypotheses, reviewing scientific literature, writing research protocols, analyzing data. Lecture course. Prerequisites: statistics course.

Sports Nutrition

  • NEP 7970 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Integration of research literature with knowledge from previous coursework, emphasis on sports nutrition research, nutrient requirements of athletes, critical evaluation of ergogenic aids. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Statistics, NEP 2340, Physiology; instructor's consent. Not open to Pre-Nutrition and Fitness students.

Etiology of Obesity

  • NEP 8030 | 3 Credit Hours
  • This course is designed to provide an understanding of the cause and implications of human obesity. General topic areas covered will include: methodologies of obesity research, physiology of obesity, behavioral and environmental factors influencing obesity, obesity and disease, therapeutic approaches to obesity, and emerging topics in obesity. The structure of this course will be mixture of lectures and interactive discussions/reviews of primary research articles in these areas. Students will be expected to present and critically evaluate research papers relevant to the field of obesity. Prerequisites: NEP 7340.

Problems in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 8085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Individual studies include a minor research problems.

Masters Seminar in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 8087 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Seminar features expert presentations of current research and issue-based applications that represent the breadth of nutritional sciences. Graded on S/U basis only.

Masters Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 8090 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Original investigation of advanced nature, leading to thesis dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only

Internship in Exercise Physiology

  • NEP 8095 | 4 Credit Hours
  • The internship experience will take place in professionally supervised settings, and allow students to complement their academic work with employment-related experiences. Organizations, companies and business that offer internships can be selected to match with student interests. This experience will offer the student meaningful learning opportunities that will complement their career goals. Prerequisites: must be accepted into the Exercise Physiology graduate program, 3.0 GPA or higher, completed 50% of the coursework at the masters level.

Nutritional Biochemistry of Lipids

  • NEP 8310 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as AN_SCI 8431 and NUTRIT 8310). Current concepts in the nutritional regulation of lipid metabolism. Emphasis on integrating information and interpreting current research data. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and BIOCHM 4272.

Nutrition in Human Health

  • NEP 8340 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as NUTRIT 8340). Nutritional aspects of maintaining human health with emphasis on chronic disease prevention. Grades based on classroom participation and four exams. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and BIOCHM 4272; 4000-level nutrition course.

Nutritional Biochemistry I

  • NEP 8360 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as Nutrition 8360, Biochemistry 8360). Provides a critical understanding of current developments in lipid metabolism in animals and humans, particularly as it relates to nutrition and health. Prerequisite: BIOCHM 4270 and 4272; at least one 4000 level nutrition course.

Nutrient Regulation of Gene Expression

  • NEP 8438 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as Animal Science 8438, Biochemistry and Nutrition 8438). Current concepts with in-depth coverage of several minerals that illustrate themes in molecular mineral nutrition. Based entirely on research literature and taught in a tutorial format. Prerequisites: BIOCHM 4270 and 4272; 4000-level nutrition course.

Advanced Exercise Physiology

  • NEP 8850 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Lectures, laboratory experiences, and readings in current literature to provide reasonable depth in selected areas of physiology as applied to activity and health. Prerequisites:NEP 4850 and Chemistry.

Exercise Metabolism

  • NEP 8870 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Review of major metabolic pathways and the effect of exercise upon them. Special topics include indirect calorimetry, EPOC, anaerobic threshold; weight control, ergogenic aids, and exercise nutrition. Prerequisites: NEP 4850 and Chemistry.

Doctorate Seminar in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 9087 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Seminar features expert presentations of current research and issue-based topics that represent the breadth of nutritional sciences. Graded on S/U basis only.

Doctorate Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 9090 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Original investigation of advanced nature, leading to thesis dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only. Prerequisite: graduate standing.