NUT410 Nutrition Therapy I
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisites: Micronutrients or Understanding Nutrition II, Anatomy and Physiology II, Pathophysiology II)

This is the first of two courses covering medical nutrition therapy for specific disorders and diseases. In this first course, the cause, prevention, and treatment of certain medical conditions will be examined. This includes upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders; liver and biliary system disorders; food allergy and intolerance; diabetes and hypoglycemia; and anemia. Case studies are included to develop clinical practice skills. In addition, differing points of view in complementary and alternative nutrition practices will be reviewed and evaluated. This course will also provide an overview of nutritional genomics, food-drug interactions, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and nutrition for health and fitness.