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Undergraduate Courses

Topics in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 1001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Supervised study in specialized topic of nutritional sciences.

Nutrition, Current Concepts and Controversies

  • NEP 1034 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Basic nutrition principles and current controversies are presented. Emphasis on role of nutrition in maintaining health as well as exploring the scientific validity of popular nutrition beliefs. No credit if taken after NEP 2340.

Nutrition, Current Concepts and Controversies-Honors

  • NEP 1034H | 3 Credit Hours
  • Basic nutrition principles and current controversies are presented. Emphasis on role of nutrition in maintaining health as well as exploring the scientific validity of popular nutrition beliefs. No credit if taken after NEP 2340. Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.

Food and Cultures of the World

  • NEP 1310 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Trans-disciplinary approach to nutrition, considering anthropological, physiological, geographical, socioeconomic and psychological elements in world nutrition. These ideas will be explored in the context of cuisines and cultures that are found in the US, but originate elsewhere.

Introduction to Exercise and Fitness

  • NEP 1340 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Provides students with practical information about exercise and physical fitness. After taking this class, students will be prepared to be physically active, understand the "Do's and Don'ts" of exercise, and know how to live a healthy way of life. As part of the course, students will assess their current level of activity/fitness, develop a plan for improvement, and put that plan into action.

Nutritional Food Science

  • NEP 1995 | 3 Credit Hours
  • The study of components of food systems and how they are affected by processing, preservation, preparation and by techniques that improve taste, texture, flavor, appearance and nutrient retention. This course is 100% online and includes a virtual lab. Graded on A-F basis only.

Topics in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 2001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Supervised study in a specialized topic of Nutritional Sciences.

Problems in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 2085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Supervised study in a specialized phase of nutritional sciences. Prerequisites: consent required.

Landscape of Obesity

  • NEP 2222 | 3 Credit Hours
  • The societal, economic, medical, behavioral, and psychological causes and results of the obesity epidemic and potential modes of treatment and prevention. Lecture course. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: sophomore standing required.

Human Nutrition I

  • NEP 2340 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Basic concepts of normal nutrition related to physiological/ chemical processes; changing nutrient needs during human life cycle, emphasis on adult; some social/psychological influences on dietary habits. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry, MPP 3202 or instructor's consent.

Human Nutrition I - Honors

  • NEP 2340H | 3 Credit Hours
  • Basic concepts of normal nutrition related to physiological/chemical processes; changing nutrient needs during human life cycle, emphasis on adult; some social/psychological influences on dietary habits. Includes weekly discussion on controversial issues. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry, Physiology, or instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required.

Diet Therapy for Health Professionals

  • NEP 2380 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Principles underlying normal nutrition and diet for health and disease. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

Inactivity and Disease

  • NEP 2420 | 2 Credit Hours
  • (same as PH THR 2420 and BIOMED 2420). Biology of inactivity as a causal factor in chronic disease.

Nutrition Throughout the Life Span

  • NEP 2450 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Nutritional requirements, challenges, community nutrition programs, and eating patterns throughout the life span with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention; Role of beliefs, culture, socio-psychological influences, and economic resources in food selection and nutrition/health status. Lecture/discussion course. Prerequisites: NEP 1034 or NEP 2340 or NEP 2380 or equivalent.

Eating Disorders

  • NEP 2460 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Definition, etiology, treatment, and research related to eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder/obesity. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: NEP 1034 or higher level nutrition course.

Community Nutrition

  • NEP 2590 | 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. Prerequisites: Nutrition course or instructor's consent. Graded on A/F basis only.

Topics in Nutritional Science

  • NEP 3001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Instruction in specific subject matter areas in the field of food science and nutrition.

Problems in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 3085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Advanced problems in a selected field of food science and nutrition. Prerequisites: consent required.

International Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

  • NEP 3131 | 1 - 6 Credit Hours
  • Immersion into and examination of selected cultures - beliefs, practices, policies and social structures around food, physical activity and health. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: instructor's and advisor's consent.

Food Service I: Introduction to Food Service

  • NEP 3280 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Organizational structure and relationships; policy making and implementation; budgeting and cost control; menu as a management tool; sanitation and safety; food preparation; and food delivery systems. Prerequisites: HSP_MGMT 1995.

Food Service I: Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 3290 | 1 Credit Hours
  • A practicum designed to expose the student to concepts of quantity food production, evaluation of products and resources, personnel administration and application of food microbiological principles. 4 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NEP 3280; open to students enrolled in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics only.

Nutritional Assessment Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 3360 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Supervised practice to develop skills in screening individuals for nutrition risk; use of dietary, anthropometric, laboratory, clinical and sociocultural criteria to assess nutritional status of individuals, 8 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: concurrently enrolled in NEP 4360; Open to students enrolled in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics only.

Nutrition Therapy I: Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 3370 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Practice and application of principles of nutrition care for selected disease states. 12 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: Concurrently enrolled in NEP 4370; Open to students enrolled in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics only.

Teaching and Counseling Techniques in Nutrition

  • NEP 3390 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Principles and theories of learning; Resources, methods and techniques for teaching food/nutrition principles and dietary guidelines; Group dynamics and facilitation; Introduction to counseling theories and methods used in nutrition care of individuals. Lecture course. Prerequisites: PSYCH 1000 and NEP 2340.

Teaching & Counseling Techniques in Nutrition Supervised Practice Exp

  • NEP 3400 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Skill development and practice in counseling individuals for health promotion and disease prevention and the teaching of food and nutrition topics to groups. 4 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NEP 3390; Open to students enrolled in the Coordinated program in Dietetics only.

Community Nutrition Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 3590 | 1 Credit Hours
  • A practicum which explores and applies the concepts and techniques of nutrition programming in a community setting. 4 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: NEP 4590; Open to students enrolled in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics only.

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury

  • NEP 3800 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Theory, practice in prevention, emergency care, rehabilitation of injuries encountered in vigorous games. Prerequisites: PTH_AS 2201.

Advanced Athletic Training

  • NEP 3810 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced study in areas of prevention, evaluation, care, and treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries at high school and college level. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: NEP 3800 and instructor's consent.

Field Training in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 3900 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and instructor's consent.

Topics in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

  • NEP 4001 | 1 - 3 Credit Hours
  • Instruction in specific subject matter areas in the field of nutrition science and exercise physiology.

Monogastric Nutrition

  • NEP 4020 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (same as AN_SCI 4312 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.

Sports Performance and Conditioning

  • NEP 4200 | 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 or senior standing required.

Food Service II: Advanced Food Service Management

  • NEP 4280 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Issues related to marketing and financial control in the foodservice sector. Lecture course. Prerequisites: NEP 3280, NEP 3290.

Food Service II: Adv. Food Service Manage. Supervised Practice Exp

  • NEP 4290 | 2 Credit Hours
  • A practicum tailored to apply marketing and budgetary principles in the foodservice industry. 8 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NEP 4280; Open to students admitted to the Dietetics program.

Human Nutrition II Laboratory

  • NEP 4330 | 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 4340 | 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 4360 | 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.

Nutrition Therapy I

  • NEP 4370 | 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 4380 | 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.

Nutrition Therapy II: Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 4381 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Practice in the nutrition care of complex health disorders with emphasis on nutrition support. 16 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NEP 4380; Open to students admitted to Dietetics program only.

Issues in Dietetic Practice

  • NEP 4390 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Lectures and discussions focus on issues and trends in dietetics. Discussions are used to encourage the development of skills and attitudes which foster life-long professional learning. Lecture/discussion course. Prerequisites: NEP 4950 and NEP 4380; or instructor's consent.

Community Nutrition

  • NEP 4590 | 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.

Physiology of Exercise

  • NEP 4850 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Effects of exercise on the human organism; physiologic capacity and limitation for activity; role of exercise in health and fitness. Prerequisites: MPP 3202. Recommended: PTH_AS 2201.

Exercise Prescription

  • NEP 4860 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Course investigates theory and methods of testing and prescribing exercise for circulatory fitness, body composition, muscle strength, joint and muscle ranges in motion, and posture. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: MPP 3202 or MPP 3333 and MPP 3337, PTH_AS 2201 and NEP 4850 or concurrent. Restricted from Pre-Nutrition and Fitness majors.

Internship in Nutritional Science and Exercise Physiology

  • NEP 4940 | 1 - 6 Credit Hours
  • Combines study, observation and employment in an area of exercise physiology and/or nutrition. Written reports, faculty evaluation . Prerequisites: GPA >3.0; 90 hours including four core courses in nutrition and exercise physiology and NEP 4850; instructor's consent.

Capstone: Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 4950 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to research, including the types of basic, clinical, and outcomes-based research. Defining research problems related to nutrition and exercise sciences, developing hypotheses, reviewing scientific literature, writing research protocols, analyzing data. Lecture course. Prerequisites: NEP 2340, statistics course, and senior standing or instructor's consent.

Nutrition Research Communication

  • NEP 4951 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Analyze and interpret data; present results of a research study in manuscript and seminar presentation formats. Emphasis on effective communication of nutrition research to scientific and lay audiences. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: NEP 4950 or instructor's consent; Dietetics: 4 hours of SPE per week.

Readings in Nutritional Sciences

  • NEP 4960 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisites: 8 hours of course work in field of subject and instructor's consent.

Nutrition Capstone: Sports Nutrition

  • NEP 4970 | 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, Senior Standing, open to Nutrition and Fitness majors only.

Practice of Dietetics Supervised Practice Experience

  • NEP 4975 | 10 Credit Hours
  • Supervised practice in providing quality nutrition services in clinical, community, management and specialty settings. 40 hours of supervised practice per week. Prerequisites: NEP 3590, NEP 4280, NEP 4290, NEP 4380, NEP 4381, and NEP 4590; Open to students admitted to the Dietetics Program only.