Nutrition & Dietetics (DIET) Courses

DIET2020 Sports Nutrition

This course provides an introduction to nutritional concepts that are unique to the needs of athletes. Students in this course learn about the impact of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and essential nutrients on an athlete’s metabolism, health and performance. The class also stresses information not only for competitive athletes, but for other populations wishing to incorporate nutrition into a physically active lifestyle. Students design several diets that optimize performance based on topics addressed in this class.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET2070 Lifespan Nutrition

This course investigates the significance of nutrition throughout the lifecycle, including developmental stages, growth and aging. Students examine the role of specific nutrients in each life stage, from preconception through older adulthood. Meeting nutritional requirements as well as the relationship between nutrition and health throughout the human lifespan are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence
3 Semester Credits

DIET3080 Community Nutrition

This course examines the role of nutrition in promoting, maintaining and improving the health of individuals and groups in the community. The course provides students with a foundational understanding of the professionals, organizations and policies that influence community nutrition. Students are introduced to epidemiological research methodology, educational theories and other strategies in order to maximize their effectiveness while working with diverse and potentially vulnerable populations.
Prerequisite(s): SCI1050.
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits