Nutrition*

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

School of Public Health and Health Professions
15 Farber Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716.829.3680
Fax: 716.829.3700
Web: sphhp.buffalo.edu/ens/index.php

John Wilson
Chair

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Course Descriptions

NTR 108 Human Nutrition

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp Su
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores basic concepts integral to the science of nutrition. Emphasizes metabolic and physiologic principles underlying digestion and absorption of nutrients, chemical structure and metabolic fate of nutrients, the biochemical role of nutrients in maintaining health, and the effects of over- and under-nutrition on disease pathogenesis.

NTR 109 Nutrition in Practice

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  NTR 108
Corequisites:  NTR 110
Type:  LEC

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Builds upon the principles of nutrition learned in NTR 108. Assumes a mastery of the concepts of nutrition�as they relate to chemistry, metabolism, and physiology�presented in NTR 108. Emphasizes individual, clinical, social, and applied aspects of nutrition, including food labeling, diet analysis, pseudo-vitamins, and food allergies. Covers additional aspects of health and nutrition such as hypertension, osteoporosis, and inborn errors of metabolism.

NTR 110 Nutrition in Practice Lab

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  NTR 108
Corequisites:  NTR 109
Type:  LAB

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Lab course for NTR 109. Dietary analysis with personal changes are conducted and monitored along with analysis and differentiation of food components. Includes observing and analyzing the food system (farm, processing, and delivery) through field trips and group reports.

NTR 301 Dietary Assessment

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  NTR 108
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Prepares students to assess dietary intake of individuals, groups, and populations and how it relates to physical activity. Also prepares students to interpret data arising from dietary assessment.

NTR 401 Nutrition and Health

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  one course in biology, chemistry, or physiology, or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Discusses nutrition as an important element for maintaining optimal health. Emphasizes the importance of each nutrient based on its biochemical and physiological functions. Also covers nutritional needs at specific stages in the life cycle, and the implication of nutrition in major health problems in the United States, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Students learn to determine nutritional status through dietary analysis and to evaluate nutritional information.

NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  NTR 108
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores the role of diet and nutrition in growth, development, maturation, and aging throughout the state of life, from preconception through late adulthood.

NTR 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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Offers the student a unique educational experience not covered by existing formal courses. This may include library research, laboratory projects, learning new techniques, or participating in ongoing projects.

 

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:43 AM