Principles of Nutrition Science

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 202
Associated Faculty

Course Description

This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels;  biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient. The student goals for this course are: 1) to describe the components of a healthy diet, 2) understand the major nutrition problems that affect individuals and populations from conception and throughout the life cycle, and 3) understand the scientific basis for nutritional recommendations brought before the scientific and lay communities.


Prerequisites: Students are required to have taken a one semester college-level course in either human biology, chemistry, or physiology (preferred).

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Fall 2017 83486 Tuesday, Friday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Jaharis 156 Diane L. McKay
Summer 2017 50409 N/A Online Course Diane L. McKay
Fall 2016 63452 Tuesday, Friday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Diane L. McKay
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