NUTR 202-ONL: Principles of Nutrition Science - Online Only

1.0
Summer (14 weeks)

This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient. The student goals for this course are: 1.) to describe the components of a healthy diet, 2.) understand the major nutrition problems that affect individuals and populations from conception and throughout the life cycle, and 3.) understand the scientific basis for nutritional recommendations brought before the scientific and lay communities.

Course Syllabus and Course Calendar

Students are not required to attend classes, but must have access to a reliable computer and internet connection to download prerecorded lectures and course materials.

To register for this class, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (617) 636-3777

Students are required to have taken a one semester college-level course in either human biology, chemistry, or physiology (preferred).
Online
NUTR0202-ONL

NUTR 208: Human Physiology - Online Only

1.0
Summer (14 weeks)
 
This course will cover the functions of mammalian organisms as we understand them at various levels of organization - organ system, organ, cellular and subcellular levels. Our goal is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamental properties and regulation of these systems so that the student can understand and relate this material to that learned in other basic science courses with particular emphasis on those related to nutrition. This course will cover topics that are based upon biological and chemical concepts.
 
If you have no recent background in these disciplines, a primer will be made available to you in the beginning of the course that describes key concepts.  
 
*This course fulfills the prerequisite requirement for NUTR202/NUTC202.  
Graduate standing or instructor consent.
Online
NUTR0208-01