This course covers advanced nutrition and health assessment. Students will learn and apply various methods for assessing dietary intake and advanced anthropometry and physical examination. In addition, this course will cover the assessment of visceral and somatic protein, vitamins, minerals, blood chemistry, and novel nutrition biomarkers. Further, this class will delve into the treatment of abnormal blood-based nutritional biomarkers.

TThree hours lecture per week. Study of acute and chronic disease processes in relationship to the most current principles of the nutrition care process. Prerequisites: 372; BIOL 305. Restricted to dietetics majors.

Four hours lecture per week for eight weeks. The process of conducting and evaluating research related to public health nutrition problems. Program planning and marketing strategies in public health nutrition. Also, the study of nutrition related legislation and existing public health nutrition programs.

Study of acute and chronic disease processes in relationship to the most current principles of the nutrition care process with attention to surgery and critical care, renal, transplant and parenteral and enteral conditions. Prerequsite: 470.

Thirteen hours supervised practice per week. Supervised practice with a program director or department manager in a non-commercial foodservice operation or food-related business. Students will be engaged in management projects. Prerequisite: 351.

Entry level practice/management of the nutrition component of health care on either the community or clinical nutrition setting. Students will assume entry level responsibility in the nutrition setting, functioning equivalent to a full-time staff member and following the schedule of an RD at the facility. Prerequisite: 483. Graded CR/NC.

Courses on topics of interest to dietetics students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by instructor. Restricted to students with junior or standing or higher. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a dietetics faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. Prerequisite: as determined by instructor. May be repeated for credit.

This course introduces future healthcare professionals to the fundamentals of patient education. Students will learn the importance of empowering patients through education to increase patients' ability and encourage positive behavioral, health-related changes. Prerequisite: 340.

Explore the relationship between food systems, nutrition and health. Discuss sustainability, resilience, and health in food systems through the lens of environmental, economic and social factors.