BIOL 235   The Science of Human Nutrition* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : BIOL 140 or BIOL 144.

This course integrates basic concepts of biology and biochemistry with the science of human nutrition. Topics include fundamentals of a healthy eating pattern, sources and functions of various nutrients, nutrient digestion, absorption, and energy metabolism. Food safety and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines will be addressed. Students will also explore underlying causes and rationale for prevention and treatment of diseases, and the relationship of nutritional requirements to the stages of life cycle from conception through the end of life.