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This is a three-unit asynchronous online nutrition course that explores the relationship between diet and disease. The course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals.

Over the ten-week length of the course, students will study evidence-based nutrition guidelines in the following areas of wellness and disease:

  • Nutrition screening, assessment, counseling and nutritional genomics
  • Nutrition support (tube feeding and total parenteral nutrition), hospital and modified diets and food-drug interactions
  • Nutrient digestion, the human microbiome and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Hypertension and heart disease
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Energy balance, weight management, overweight and obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Energy metabolism, inborn errors of metabolism, metabolic stress and respiratory disorders
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Cancer and HIV/AIDS
The course is taught by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Other Credits: BRN/RD: 30 CE hrs. BRN does not award partial credits

Note: This course was formerly called Nutrition Therapy for Healthcare Professionals. It is recommended that this course is taken after Foundations of Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition Science

Course Number: BIOL-40321
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Integrative Nutrition

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