Dietetics (DIET)

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Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
An overview of diverse research approaches focusing on methods for collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. www only. Only one of DIET 511 or FCEDS 511 may count toward graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Overview of the fundamental knowledge of financial management, managerial accounting, and operational cost controls for dietetics professionals. Topics include a review of managerial accounting concepts for not- for-profit organizations and for-profit organizations based on the Uniform System of Accounts, value and risk analysis, budgeting, asset management, franchising and management contracts, cost-volume-profit analyses, and operational applications for financial performance.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Exploration of the affects that obesity has on public health, the healthcare system, and society in general. Overview of strategies to prevent obesity across the lifespan.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Understanding and appreciating how to communicate effectively in writing about food and food-related topics. Hands-on experience in research and writing for various audiences and types of media.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Addresses wellness promotion through nutrition. Nutritional risk and protective factors will be examined in relation to public health and individual nutrition. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Critical examination of behavioral, physiological, and public health issues impacting dietary and nutritional factors that support normal growth and development. Content focuses on early stages of the life cycle: gestation, lactation, infancy, preschool, school age, and adolescence. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered irregularly.Alt. SS., offered irregularly.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Explores influence of normal physiological stresses on nutritional needs throughout the life span. Evaluates dietary intake and identification of appropriate community nutrition services in on-line discussions. Specific considerations, such as the influence of age and cultural heritage, are incorporated. www only.

(Cross-listed with GERON). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


WWW only. Basic physiologic changes during aging and their impacts in health and disease. The focus will be on successful aging with special emphasis on physical activity and nutrition. Practical application to community settings is addressed.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in dietetics
Examines the physiological, biochemical and nutritional aspects of disease processes relevant to infants and children up to 18 years of age. Discussion of medical nutrition therapy for a variety of medical conditions in this population including inborn errors of metabolism, food hypersensitivity, obesity, and diseases of the major organ systems. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered irregularly.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Overview of phytochemicals (non-nutritive biologically active compounds) from fruits, vegetables, cereals and oilseeds. Covers recent findings of chemistry, physiological functions, and potential health implications of phytochemicals. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3.


Examination of nutritional science, food science, regulatory principles, and nutrient metabolism to understand and explain functional foods, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements. Additionally students will evaluate the biochemical basis, technologies, legal requirements, and clinical assessment in the marketplace.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Overview of the fundamental knowledge of hospitality managerial accounting, cost controls, and financial management. Important topics include financial statement analysis, cost concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, calculating and controlling food and beverage costs, pricing, and capital budgeting. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered irregularly.Alt. S., offered irregularly.Alt. SS., offered irregularly.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Tools used to make statistical decisions. Major emphasis on explanation and understanding of important concepts involved; basic theme is understanding of data and methods used to analyze such data. www only. Only one of DIET 554 or Stat 401, 495, 542 may count toward graduation by students in the GPIDEA Dietetics program.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.SS.

Prereq: BBMB 404 or BBMB 420 or equivalent; enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Integration of the molecular, cellular and physiological aspects of vitamins and minerals in mammalian systems. Interactions among nutrients, metabolic consequences of deficiencies or excesses, relevant polymorphisms, major research methodologies, and current topics related to micronutrients and non-nutrient components. www only. Only one of DIET 556 or NUTRS 502 may count toward graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: BBMB 404 or BBMB 420 or equivalent; enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Integration of the molecular, cellular and physiological aspects of macronutrients and energy metabolism in mammalian systems. Dietary energy, carbohydrates, fiber, lipids, proteins, their interactions, metabolic consequences, and major research methodologies. www only. Only one of DIET 558 or NUTRS 501 may count toward graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Pathophysiology of selected acute and chronic disease states and their associated medical problems. Specific attention directed to medical nutrition needs of patients in the treatment of each disease state. www only. Only two of DIET 560 or NUTRS 561, 564 may count toward graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Identification and assessment of malnutrition in low-income countries. Social, cultural, political, economic, and geographic determinants of malnutrition. Protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Intervention approaches; international efforts and local sustainability. www only.

(Cross-listed with FS HN). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: FS HN 361 and FS HN 362
Application of counseling and learning theories with individuals and groups in community and clinical settings. Includes discussion and experience in building rapport, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, evaluation, and documentation. Literature review of specific counseling and learning theories.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: DIET 360; BBMB 301, undergraduate course in physiology; enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Study of the current scientific literature to evaluate current trends and issues in nutrition science and dietetic practice. Emerging areas of research investigating the role of nutrients in health and disease in humans will be explored. Emphasis on the impact of emerging research on nutrition recommendations and interventions designed to promote human health. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Definition and discussion of entrepreneurship and its importance to economic and business environment. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Develop skills to partner with patients in making dietary supplement decisions. Explore the safe, efficacious use of botanicals and supplements in nutritional support of aging, maternal health and wellness. Discussions on supplementation in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease include: arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, digestive, liver and renal disorders.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Develop an understanding of nutrition based on knowledge of the biochemical and physiological process and functions of specific nutrients in meeting nutritional requirements. Emphasis on the relationship of optimal nutrition and physical efficiency and performance. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.


Using leadership theories to develop the fundamental concepts and skills to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Students will be able to successfully evaluate classic and contemporary leadership theories, investigate current leadership trends and identify positive applications in the dietetics community.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Overview of current topics, issues, and trends in dietetics practice. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
A comprehensive review of today's health care institutions and their response to the economics, social, ethical, political, legal, technological, and ecological environments. www only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Principles and issues related to nutrition and immunology. Impact of nutrients and nutritional status on immune responses. Impact of disease states on nutritional status.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: enrollment in GP-IDEA MFCS in Dietetics
Grant writing, identifying external funding, managing grants, preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, and preparing papers and poster for presentation at professional meetings.

(Cross-listed with FS HN, NUTRS). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: B.S. in nutrition, dietetics, biology, or related discipline.
Understanding of basic cancer biology and methodology used to study nutrition and cancer relationships. Using current research as a basis, the role of nutrition in specific cancers will be explored. Students will learn about sources of information for cancer prevention programs, and how to apply this information to clinical patient management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Enrollment in GPIDEA - Dietetics program
Specialized nutrition assessment and support. Review of energy expenditure and substrate utilization in specific disease states. Current Methods for the initiation and management of enteral and parenteral nutrition therapy including access, metabolic and mechanical complications. Evaluation of nutrition support methodology in selected disease states.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Enrollment in GPIDEA MS Dietetics
For non-thesis option only.