Elements of Nutrition


Course Syllabus: HUN1201: Elements of Nutrition

HUN 1201: Elements of Nutrition


Class Title: Elements of Nutrition


Number: HUN1201


Credits: 3.00


Pre-Requisites: None


Textbook Information:


Textbook Title: Nutrition and You

Edition: 4

Author: Joan Salge Blake

ISBN: 13:978-0-321-91040-0





Course Description:

In Elements of Nutrition, students will gain instructions in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Emphasis is on disease prevention, as well as public health nutrition with clinical applications.

Course Objectives:


At the end of this course, students will be able to: • Identify the forces that influence an individual’s eating pattern • Demonstrate knowledge of the dietary goals and guidelines set for Americans by

listing these guidelines and specifying ways to implements them into the planning of healthful diets

• Identify food myths, fads, and fallacies and why each is incorrect • Demonstrate knowledge of food and nutrition labeling • Classify the essential food nutrients needed according to RDA • Explain how RDA’s are developed and their role in healthful diet planning • Describe the process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism, including identifying

the parts of the digestive system, describing the mechanical and enzymatic activities involved in digestion, and discussing the hormonal regulation of the digestive function

• Demonstrate a comprehension of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins by discussing their structure, classifications, function, and dietary sources and by identifying some of the abnormalities of each nutrient’s digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Identify the relationships between the three energy nutrients and disease

• Demonstrate a comprehension of energy balance and weight control by reviewing the nature, forms, and measurement of energy; and by discussing the causes, hazards, diagnosis and treatment of weight problems

• Demonstrate a comprehension of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins by describing their individual and collective functions, requirements, sources, deficiency disease and symptoms, and potential toxicity

• Demonstrate a comprehension of the essential minerals by describing their functions, requirements, sources, deficiency symptoms, and potential toxicity





Course Attendance Policy:


The administration and faculty of HCI College recognize that proper attendance is essential to

achieve the required knowledge, skills, and competencies in his/her educational pursuits.

Cultivation of positive habits is as important as the acquisition of knowledge and the

development of skills needed later in life. Consistent attendance is required in order to complete

each program as scheduled. If a student is suspended, must repeat a course due to lack of

academic progress, or withdraws and re-enters, HCI College is unable to ensure completion of

the student’s program in the prescribed amount of time. In this event, the Director of the

relevant program will work with the student to determine what is required to complete the

program and the student will be scheduled to complete any remaining courses at the earliest

availability of the course, in accordance with the normal schedule and on a space-available

basis. The school must be able to ensure to potential employers that a student will be a reliable

employee. Therefore, punctual attendance is required at all classes, training sessions, and

externships. On time attendance is an absolutely crucial part of the training program and a

requirement for graduation. Attendance is taken by instructors at every class (lecture, lab,

externship, and/or clinical) for the entire duration of the instruction period. Students will not be

excused from part of a class to attend to personal business. The only excused absences are for

illness and or emergency. HCI College recognizes that there are times when a student cannot

attend class, or arrives late because of unusual circumstances. The attendance policies have

been formulated to allow for those circumstances, while at the same time ensuring that each

student attends class a sufficient amount of time to acceptably master the subject matter and to

meet the minimum criteria for National Education Standards. Makeup work is given at the

discretion of the Instructor.


Late work:

All quizzes and writing assignments are to be completed and submitted by SUNDAY at

11:59pm EST on the week they were assigned.


All initial discussion posts are to be posted on the discussion board by THURSDAY at 11:59pm

EST on the week they were assigned. Two peer responses are to be posted on the discussion

board by SUNDAY at 11:59pm EST on the week they were assigned.


Instructors will accept assignments more than one week late if prior arrangements were made

with the instructor and the instructor agrees to an extension. Students who submit late

work will receive a penalty of 10 percent applied to the grade achieved on the late assignment.