The concentration in Nutrition Studies is designed to encourage critical thinking, engage students in dialogue, and increase self-awareness of their own nutritional status. It is designed to increase the knowledge base of the depth and implications of nutritional problems and their effects on chronic illnesses. Students in health-related fields such as Exercise Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Community Health Education, as well as students in elementary and secondary education where basic nutrition is being implemented, will benefit from this course concentration.
This advanced-level course makes note of particular dietary needs and requirements as a function of the aging process. The areas addressed include levels of nutrient needs beginning with preconception through the entire life cycle.