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General Education - Nutrition

NUTR& 101 – Human Nutrition (5 credits)
This course provides students with information pertaining to the functions of nutrients in the body and the physiologic processes involved in digestion and absorption. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; and vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include factors that govern nutrient requirements, and the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology are applied to the study of nutrition. This course is suggested for students majoring in nursing or other health-related areas.