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HLTH-210 - Nutrition and Weight Management
Nutrition and Weight Management covers the practical application of nutrition, eating habits, physical activity and other issues related to weight management. Individual, societal and environmental factors that influence behavior, eating disorders and obesity are discussed. Behavioral and non-behavioral approaches to nutrition, weight control and disease prevention are analyzed and implemented. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Health
Subject:
Health*
Prerequisites:
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
Course Objectives: 1. Clinically define underweight, overweight and obesity. (PG1) 2. Examine lifestyle and environmental factors that influence health and weight. (PG3, PG4) 3. Identify the macronutrients and micronutrients and the biological function of each. 4. Discuss the interrelationship between nutrition, weight and chronic disease risk through the lifespan. (PG1) 5. Apply nutrition, physical activity and weight assessment methods.(PG3, PG4) 6. Describe the role of the brain, metabolism and genetics in eating behavior. 7. Recognize signs and symptoms of various eating disorders and treatment approaches for each. (PG1) 8. Evaluate behavioral and non-behavioral approaches for weight management. (PG5) 9. Research obesity in the U.S. in comparison to one other culture. (PG3, PG4) 10. Develop a personal weight management and chronic disease prevention plan. (PG2, PG5)7, TPG-E 1, TPG-H 1)
HLTH-210
Nutrition and Weight Management
Course: HLTH-210 - Nutrition and Weight Management

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