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Course Description

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.

Prerequisites: Students are required to have taken a one semester college-level course in either human biology, chemistry, or physiology (preferred), junior or senior standing.

Note: Undergraduate enrollment in this course is provisional pending the permission of the Program Director. Students seeking undergraduate credit will need to submit a brief statement of interest and upload an unofficial transcript before enrolling.  You will be guided through this process during checkout and it should only take you a few minutes.    

If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact <nutritioncertificates@tufts.edu.

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Section Title
Principles of Nutrition Science
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
May 20, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020
Instruction Method
Online  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Asynchronous Course Policy
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