This course is designed to provide the structural and functional characteristics of common and important diseases, as well as the principles of diagnosis and treatment. By understanding the anatomic and physiologic change of each disease, students understand the clinical methods of diagnosis, the manifestations of disease, and the appropriate method of treatment.
This course examines the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of fuels for various types of physical activity, from review of body composition, energy balance, and roles of specific nutrients, to evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Students develop a knowledge of sports nutrition that can be applied to their own lives.
The Human Nutrition online course was authored by Dr. Delores James, a registered dietitian nutritionist and health educator with an extensive background in public health and private practice. Students are introduced to current nutritional standards with a personalized approach. Topics range from scientific studies to weight management.