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Nutrition, Health and Human Performance Department

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William Landis
132 Martin Hall
Phone: (919) 760-2355
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Department Courses

ESS-200 - Foundations Physical Education, Sport and Fitness
An overview of the field of physical education, sport and fitness with emphasis placed on historical, and socio-psychological foundations and their implications on today's society. The course includes the study of subdisciplines in the field, career opportunities and future directions. Issues and ethical concerns are introduced.


ESS-221 - Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning
This course is designed to provide practical application of fitness, wellness and conditioning concepts. The course provides a comprehensive, comparative overview of the physiological responses and adaptations of resistive training and aerobic and anaerobic exercise. A comprehensive study of training theory and methodologies is included.


ESS-255 - Lifespan Motor Development
This course will examine the acquisition, maintenance, and decline of fine and gross motor skills across the lifetime. Students will learn how to assess motor skills acquisition and produce developmentally appropriate movement experiences for children, youth, and adults to facilitate motor development. A 10-hour field experience is required.


ESS-283 - Prevention and Care of Movement Injuries
A course designed to provide instruction in the prevention and care of movement injuries. This course will include an introduction to athletic training, fundamentals of injury prevention and evaluation, and the management of the most common dance and sport-related injuries. Emphasis will be placed on providing practical opportunities to develop evaluation skills and taping techniques. Open to ESS and Dance Majors only.


ESS-299 - Introduction to Research in ESS
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate an original research problem that will culminate in a review of the literature and proposed methods for the research problem selected. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours with permission of department head.


ESS-300 - Issues/Management: Sport & Physical Education
The study of the organization and administration of physical education, sport and fitness programs with emphasis on facility and personnel management as it relates to curricular, financial, physical, social, legal, and medical issues.


ESS-310 - Exercise Leadership
This course is designed to prepare the student through active participation to develop practical knowledge and skills necessary to instruct group fitness programs. Students will learn teaching methodologies for the following types of training: basic aerobics and step aerobics, circuits, stability ball, medicine ball, tubes and bands, light free weights, flexibility, and floor exercise.


ESS-350 - Topics in Exercise and Sports Science
The study of topics in the discipline of exercise and sport science as determined by faculty expertise and student interest. Possible topics to be offered are: psychology of movement, sociology of sport, movement and aging, and principles and theories of coaching. A description of the selected topic will be included in the registration schedule. May be taken for course credit more than once with a different topic. Course prerequisites will be listed as appropriate. Course open to juniors and seniors only.


ESS-451 - Practicum: Exercise/Sports Science
A supervised field experience in a fitness, sport, or wellness-related agency. Students will meet regularly with a college supervisor to integrate exercise and sports science knowledge with their practicum experiences. Students should make arrangements with the practicum coordinator and their advisor the semester prior to taking the practicum. This course is limited to majors who have completed their junior year. Prerequisites: ESS-385, ESS-486.


ESS-460 - Senior Seminar
This course provides a culminating experience for students. The seminar format will assist students in summarizing and reflecting on experiences learned and demonstrated through their program of study. Each student will prepare and present a professional portfolio to the department as an exit requirement. Course limited to seniors.


ESS-475 - Motor Learning and Skills Performance
This course is designed to provide an examination of factors that affect the acquisition and performance of motor skills. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the theoretical knowledge with mechanical, environmental, and neuromuscular factors that influence the learning and performance of motor skills. Significant laboratory experiences included.


ESS-482 - Kinesiology
A study of the neuromuscular and mechanical principles of movement. This course examines the way bones and muscles work in all types of dance and sport-related activities. Content also includes understanding muscular imbalances, physiological support systems, body types, movement behavior, and movement efficiency. Prerequisites: BIO-322, BIO-342.


ESS-385 - Exercise Physiology
A course designed to examine the body's response and adaptation to exercise and sport and the implication of these changes for physical education and fitness programs. The course includes muscular adaptation, energy systems, and the effects of environmental factors, diet, gender, and the methods of physical training. Prerequisites: BIO-322, BIO-342.


ESS-486 - Exercise Prescription
This course will provide an introduction to the physiological basis of health and fitness assessments, methods of assessment, and exercise prescription plans required to bring about changes in the health and fitness of both healthy individuals as well as those requiring accommodation for special needs or medical conditions. Course content will also include the business management aspects of a career in fitness program development. Prerequisites: BIO-322, BIO-342.


ESS-498 - Honors Thesis in ESS
This course introduces the design and application of research methodologies in exercise and sports science. The student will formulate an original research project that will culminate in a research paper and presentation. Open to senior majors and minors; others with instructor permission.


ESS-499 - Research in ESS
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate an original research project that will culminate in a research paper and presentation. Open to senior majors and minors; others with instructor approval. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours with permission from the department head. Prerequisite: MAT-175, MAT-181, or MAT-191.


ESS-742 - Methods of Healthful Living Education
Study of the role health and physical education plays in child development, school curriculum, and society. Prospective teachers will learn basic knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the fields of health and physical education to allow them to prepare developmentally appropriate lessons using the Healthful Living Curriculum. Course includes observations and teaching experiences in a school setting during school hours.


ESS-743 - Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School: PE Majors
A course designed to offer prospective physical education teachers with experience in instructional methodology appropriate at the elementary level. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of theory and practice in physical education at the elementary level and understanding the role of physical education in the development of children. Emphasis on the "movement approach" to learning motor skills, creative dance, rhythms, stunts and tumbling, movement games, and physical fitness activities is provided. Content includes curriculum design, planning and implementing units and lessons, teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation appropriate at the elementary school level. Extensive field experiences are required.


ESS-746 - Teaching Physical Education Special Needs K-12
This course provides students with experiences in teaching and examining policies, practices, principles, instructional methodologies, and programs related to meeting the physical education needs of special populations. Includes field experiences.


ESS-747 - Teaching Physical Education in Middle and Secondary Schools
This course will provide prospective physical education teachers with opportunities to learn about, plan, and implement instructional, motivational, management, and assessment strategies to develop the healthful living curriculum, with primary focus on physical education, in the secondary school environment.


HED-100 - Contemporary Health Issues
A course designed to provide students with knowledge of personal and community health. Special emphasis on developing positive health attitudes and practices.


HED-200 - Responding to Emergencies
A course designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills to administer immediate care to victims of injuries and sudden illness. Students who successfully complete the course will receive American Red Cross Certification. Course fee assessed.


HED-210 - Risk, Appraisal and Prevention in Health
This course is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of the scientific basis for health status, the role of human behavior, and the impact of public policy upon health status. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of health behavior, the principles essential to developing health literacy and the concepts relevant to health risk reduction and health promotion.


HED-220 - Fitness and Wellness
A course designed to develop understanding in the conceptual knowledge of health and fitness in the development and maintenance of human wellness. The course will allow each student to plan a program of physical activity that meets her unique needs and interests. The ultimate goal is to help students plan for a lifetime of wellness including physical fitness and healthy nutrition.


HED-320 - Our Bodies-Our Lives
This course will focus on the way in which individuals develop their identities through the body's experiences in American culture. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary range of research and ideas, the course will explore how the body is influenced and shaped by society; how individuals are affected by myths about the ideal or "normal" body; and the way the body has been objectified in areas of fitness, health and beauty. We will look at the effects of the media, popular culture, education, and other areas of socialization to gain self-awareness as to the ways students' lives reflect the process of how they embody cultural values and social attitudes.


HED-332 - Human Sexuality
The research literature on sexual interests, behaviors and relationships is reviewed through the study of the changing practices and perceptions of sexuality in America. Topics include the cultural construction of sex, the process of learning to be sexual, sexual deviance, the influence of marriage, and the interplay between sex and power in our society. Recognition of both risks and rewards associated with sexuality provides the context for studying controversial policies in society. Also offered as SOC-332.


HED-400 - Influences and Evolution of Global Health
This course will address specific health issues that reach beyond our borders and will examine the impact and influence of communities on global health. The course will focus on three components of world health, including health disparities, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will consider these components from historical, social, cultural, political, and economic perspectives. Prerequisite: 75 hours completed upon course enrollment.


HED-420 - Health Education Methods
Course content will cover methods and materials of teaching health education in a variety of settings. Students will obtain the necessary skills to plan and implement a variety of health promotion lessons and methods in clinical, school, hospital or work site settings. Students will present prepared units/lessons to target populations such as: employees, students, community members or patients. A practicum is a required part of this course.


PED-110 - Swimming for Non-Swimmers
A course designed for non-swimmers with emphasis on water adjustment and basic strokes essential for survival in the water.


PED-111 - Advanced Beginning Swimming
This is a course designed for advanced beginning swimmers. The course emphasis is on basic swimming strokes and increasing endurance and comfort in the water. Prerequisite: PED-110.


PED-113 - Synchronized Swimming I
An introduction to synchronized swimming fundamentals including figures, stroke variations and choreography. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic strokes.


PED-120 - Beginning Cross Training
A course designed to provide cardiovascular fitness through aerobic dance movements. Includes muscle strength & stretch activities, and various cardiovascular exercises.


PED-121 - Aerobic Dance-Cardio Funk
A course designed to provide cardiovascular fitness through aerobic street dance movements.


PED-122 - Aerobic Dance-Exercise
A course designed to provide cardiovascular fitness through aerobic dance movements. This course explores aerobic workouts such as hi-lo impact, step, funk, and interval aerobics.


PED-124 - Strength Training
An introduction to strength training with emphasis on the basic principles of exercise, and safe and effective training techniques.


PED-125 - Aquatic Fitness
A water aerobics course with emphasis on improving cardiovascular fitness through movement exercise in the water to music. Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool to enroll in this course.


PED-126 - Muscle Strength and Stretch
An introduction to a variety of exercises to increase muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility using resistance bands and tubes, fit balls, free weights and medicine balls.


PED-127 - Conditioning
A course designed to provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Students will have access to strength machines and free weights, as well as cardiovascular equipment such as stationary bikes, climbers, treadmills and elliptical trainers.


PED-128 - Walk, Jog, Run for Health & Fitness
A course designed to provide students with a functional understanding of the health-related fitness components and their effect on daily living and long-term health. Discussion of health risks, nutritional factors and principles of exercise are included. Emphasis is on walking, jogging and running activities as a means of improving health-related fitness, also stresses setting long-term goals to change or maintain wellness.


PED-129 - Pilates
A course designed to strengthen core musculature and increase flexibility. Specific attention is given to safe and effective balance, breathing, and posture.


PED-140 - Archery
Instruction in target shooting with bow and arrows, safety precautions, equipment use, scoring, and terminology. Recommended for all skill levels.


PED-141 - Beginning Badminton
A course designed for beginners which includes instruction in basic badminton skills [grip, strokes, and serve], rules and strategies for singles and doubles play, and in-class competition.


PED-142 - Beginning Bowling
Instruction in ball selection, grip, stance, approach, delivery, bowling etiquette, safety precautions, rules, scoring, and terminology. Taught off campus, transportation not provided. Activity fee assessed.


PED-143 - Beginning Golf
A course designed for beginners which includes instruction in basic golf skills [grip, stance, full-swing with irons, chipping, approach shots, and putting], etiquette, safety precautions, rules, scoring, and terminology. Activity fee assessed.


PED-146 - Beginning Tennis
A beginning course which includes instruction in basic tennis skills [grip, groundstrokes, serve, and volley], rules and strategies for singles and doubles play, and in-class competition. Must supply own racket.


PED-147 - Beginning Fencing
The art of sword play will be introduced to students in a safe and controlled manner. Students will learn mobility and manipulative skills to attack and defend themselves against an opponent. Students will also learn the history and etiquette of this ancient sport, as well as gain knowledge of how to officiate fencing bouts.


PED-148 - Yoga
This course provides a foundation for beginners. Students learn warm-up and breathing exercises, as well as basic Yoga asanas. Particular attention is given to exploring the internal support for external alignment and posture.


PED-149 - Beginning Karate
This course is to serve as an introduction to the American Karate system for the purpose of improving flexibility, balance, muscular strength, movement coordination, and cardiovascular fitness. Through a systematic training program of repetition, the student will learn the application of simple karate techniques and gain the ability to defend herself in an attack situation. Activity fee assessed.


PED-150 - Beginning Ice Skating
Instruction in ice-skating for beginners. Instruction provided at The Ice House in Cary. Transportation not provided. Activity fee assessed.


PED-152 - Folk and Square Dance
An introduction to international folk dances, American square dances and contemporary Country-Western dances. Appropriate for all levels. Also offered as DAN-152.


PED-161 - Beginning Basketball
A beginning level course which includes instruction in shooting, passing, ball-handling, basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.


PED-162 - Beginning Soccer
A beginning level course which includes instruction in shooting, ball-handling, goal-tending, basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.


PED-163 - Beginning Softball
A beginning level course which includes instruction in basic fast-pitch softball skills [hitting, fielding, and base-running], basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play. Fast-pitch experience NOT required.


PED-164 - Beginning Volleyball
A beginning level course which includes instruction in setting, passing, hitting, serving; basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.


PED-165 - Beginning Lacrosse
A beginning course which includes instruction of Native American traditions and history, basic skills, rules, and strategies needed to develop a rudimentary level of competency in the sport of lacrosse in order to participate at a level that maintains or improves overall health. Students will also learn about basic offensive and defensive tactics and strategies essential to appropriate competition. This is a fast-paced and physically active team sport which also requires teamwork and sportsmanship.


PED-166 - Beginning Field Hockey
A beginning course which includes instruction of basic skills, rules, and strategies needed to develop a rudimentary level of competency in the sport of field hockey in order to participate at a level that maintains or improves overall health. Students will be introduced to the skills of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and defensive tackles. Students will also learn about basic offensive and defensive tactics and strategies essential to appropriate competition during practice drills and game-like situations. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be practiced daily in drills and game situations.


PED-210 - Swimming
An intermediate level course that includes stroke mechanics and physical conditioning, through lap swimming.


PED-228 - Kick Boxing Aerobics
A fitness course with emphasis on combining boxing punches and footwork with kicks and blocks from martial art forms. Conditioning exercises such as plyometric, agility drills, push-ups, punch-kick combinations, abs, and flexibility training are included.


PED-232 - Selected Sports Activities
An introduction to flag football, lacrosse, speedball, floor hockey, pickleball, and selected recreational sport activities. Includes instruction in basic skills, strategies, and rules.


PED-233 - Outdoor Leisure Pursuits
This course will provide an overview of outdoor recreation skills and related activities. Students will be provided with opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge required to engage in various outdoor leisure activities such as orienteering, Ultimate Frisbee, and outdoor education. Student will be introduced to low-risk adventure activities and community options for participation in outdoor recreation. At least one off-campus activity is required. Off-campus selection may require a fee.


PED-241 - Intermediate Badminton
Refinement of badminton skills with an emphasis on drills and strategies for singles and doubles play with in-class competition. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. Prerequisite: PED-141 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-242 - Intermediate Bowling
Review of basic bowling skills and refinement of the delivery, approach, and spare conversion; opportunity for competitive matches. Taught off-campus, transportation not provided. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-142 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-243 - Intermediate Golf
Refinement of golf skills with instruction on full-swing with irons and woods, chipping, approach shots, sand play and putting; rules, scoring and course management. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-143 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-246 - Intermediate Tennis
Review of basic tennis skills with an emphasis on footwork, groundstrokes, service, volley, lobs, overheads, rules and strategies for singles and doubles and in-class competition. Must bring own racket. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. Prerequisite: PED-146 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-249 - Intermediate Karate
This intermediate course is to serve as an extension of Karate I. The student will be encouraged to test for the rank of Green Tip in this class. The Karate II students will learn advanced Katas, Self Defense, and sparring. May be taken without course prerequisite with instructor's consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-149 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-311 - Lifeguard Training
A course designed for strong swimmers seeking an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate. Prerequisite: intermediate swimmer with knowledge of basic strokes. Activity fee assessed.


PED-312 - Water Safety Instructor
A course to train students to teach American Red Cross water safety courses. Activity fee assesed. Prerequisite: intermediate swimmer with knowledge of basic strokes.


PED-313 - Synchronized Swimming II
Aqua Angels (performing group); advanced skills with emphasis on show production. Audition required. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. May be repeated for credit. Pass/fail grading only. Prerequisite: PED-113.


PED-349 - Advanced Karate
This advanced course is to serve as an extension of Karate II. The student will be expected to expand her skill level and knowledge of Kata, Self Defense, and Sparring. She will be encouraged to complete the requirements for Green Belt. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor's consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-249 or equivalent experience/skill.


PED-470 - Intercollegiate Athletics
A course designed for students who participate as players on an intercollegiate athletics sports team. Membership is by tryout only. A physical examination immediately preceding the sports season is required. May be taken a second time for elective credit only. To enroll you must be a full time Meredith student. Pass/fail grading only.


ESS-225 - Leadership in Lifetime Physical Activity
This course is an examination of various leadership considerations related to conducting lifetime physical activities. Emphasis will be on appropriate development and implementation of community and school-based activity programs, effective use of communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, understanding needs and characteristics of varied participant groups, and demonstration of specialized activity content knowledge.


ESS-325 - Exercise and Fitness Assessment
This course provides students with information about exercise testing and prescription. Students will develop the skills and technical procedures necessary to conduct exercise and sport fitness testing using a variety of technologies. Hands-on experience will be available for a variety of different fitness and health-related tests.


ESS-375 - Motor Learning and Development
This course is designed to provide an examination of principles and practices that affect the learning and development of motor skills; theories of motor learning, motor control, and development; lifespan motor development perspective related to performing motor and sport skills; and professional applications of the motor learning and development in exercise science-related fields. Laboratory and field- based experiences will be included.


ESS-399 - Research Design and Analysis
This course designed to provide students with information about the analysis, and interpretation of research in the fields of exercise and sport science. Emphasis will be placed on comparing different research methods, statistical analysis techniques and interpretation as they relate to various topics in exercise and sport science.


ESS-399 - Research Design and Analysis
This course designed to provide students with information about the analysis, and interpretation of research in the fields of exercise and sport science. Emphasis will be placed on comparing different research methods, statistical analysis techniques and interpretation as they relate to various topics in exercise and sport science.


FN-124 - Principles of Food
The scientific principles of food selection and preparation. Two lectures and four hours of laboratory each week. Lab fee assessed. Corequisite: FN-126.


FN-126 - Principles of Food Laboratory
An introductory laboratory designed for students with interest in pursuing a major in food and nutrition or family and consumer sciences. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of foods considered in FN-124. Topics include protein denaturation/coagulation, chemical and biological leavening, and supersaturated sugars. Meets three hours per week. Corequisite: FN-124.


FN-227 - Introductory Nutrition
Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on nutrients, factors which affect their utilization in the human body, and the significance of application in diets for individuals and groups.


FN-250 - Perspectives in Nutrition
A holistic view of varying perspectives in nutrition and foods. Current and timely issues relating to hunger, food science, nutrition, policy issues and the food industry will be discussed in relation to local and global perspectives. Students will be given the opportunity to contemplate the vast potential for integration of nutrition into daily life and debate differing perspectives. Prerequisite: FN-227.


FN-260 - Nutrition in Diverse Populations
Principles of human nutrition applied to meet the health and nutrition needs at different stages of the life cycle. Role of culture, ethnicity and religion on food selection, dietary intake, and nutrition and health status. Government and community resources providing food and nutrition assistance will be discussed. Prerequisite: FN-227.


FN-299 - Introduction to Research - Food & Nutrition
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Food and Nutrition. This course will provide an introduction to the research methods and techniques of the discipline. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to freshmen and sophomore majors in the Nutrition, Health and Human Performance department and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for up to a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: FN-227.


FN-310 - Food Service Management Systems I
Introduction to the use of food quality management in food service systems, including the application of quantity food production principles, with an emphasis on quality quantity food production, menu planning, food service equipment use, and facility design. Prerequisite: FN-124. Corequisites: FN-311 or FN-312.


FN-311 - Food Services Management Systems Lab for FN
Laboratory experiments designed to apply food service production and management skills in quantity food settings. This course is designated for Food and Nutrition majors to supplement work in FN-310. Three laboratory hours per week. Lab fee assessed. Prerequisite: FN-124. Corequisite: FN-310.


FN-312 - Food Service Management Systems Lab for FCS
Laboratory experiments designed to apply food service production and management skills in conventional and industrial settings. This course is designated for Family and Consumer Science majors to supplement work in FN-310. Three laboratory hours per week. Lab fee assessed. Prerequisite: FN-124. Corequisite: FN-310.


FN-320 - Food Service Management Systems II
Applied investigation into the use of management resources in food service systems, fundamental management processes, concepts and principles to improve decision making and problem solving. Consideration of purchasing procedures, storage, methods of cost control, personnel, safety, and nutrition quality in food decisions. Laboratory experiences are required. Prerequisites: FN-124, FN-310, and FN-311 or FN-312.


FN-330 - Experimental Food Science
A study of the scientific principles underlying the composition of current food products, and the development of new or improved food products. Special emphasis on physical or sensory evaluation. Prerequisites: FN-124, FN-227, BIO-110/151. Corequisite: FN-336.


FN-336 - Experimental Food Science Laboratory
A laboratory for students with an interest in pursuing a major in Food and Nutrition. The laboratory is designed to utilize the basic underlying principles of food chemistry and food systems presented in FN-330. Topics include gelatinization/gelation, effect of pH and osmostic pressure, food foams, tenderization of meat, gluten development, and sensory/objective evaluation. An additional small group research project allows the student to manipulate a food system of choice, evaluate the outcome, and present oral and written results. Lab fee assessed. Meets three hours per week. Corequisite: FN-330.


FN-340 - Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism
A study of the essential macro- and micronutrients, related compounds, and phytochemicals in the diet of humans, their interrelationships, metabolism at the cellular level, and relationship to health. Research methods and study design in nutrition. Prerequisites: FN-227, CHE-111/141, CHE-112,/142, CHE-221/241, BIO-251.


FN-440 - Medical Nutrition Assessment, Therapy & Counseling I
An integration of the biochemical and physiological processes in development and support of specific medical conditions with emphases on assessment and the process of developing appropriate medical nutritional therapies and appropriate nutritional counseling of individuals and groups. This is the first of a two-course sequence. Prerequisites: CHE-111/141, CHE-112/142, CHE-221/241, FN-227, FN-340 or BIO-436, BIO-110/151, BIO-251, BIO-322/342 or BIO-323/343.


FN-450 - Medical Nutrition Assessment, Therapy & Counseling II
The purpose of this course is to provide a culminating comprehensive study of the medical nutritional care process. Application of biological, physiological, and chemical parameters influencing specific medical conditions will be used in the study of nutritional etiology and support for disease processes. Assessment, development of appropriate scientifically-based medical nutritional therapy, and interviewing and counseling of the individual or group will be incorporated in the focus of the course. Case studies and hands-on learning experiences in anthropometric assessment specific to the medical nutritional intervention will be used for students to demonstrate attainment of competencies related to this course. The various roles of the medical nutritional team, nutritional, medical, pharmacological and nursing disciplines, will be considered in light of providing medical nutritional therapy for the individual or group. Prerequisite: FN-440.


FN-480 - Colloquium in Nutrition
Through selected readings and small group discussions, students will explore and critically analyze major concepts and developments in the field and enhance their awareness of the role of nutritionists in society. Students will complete, present and discuss her work and accomplishments in the major and the field in the form of a digital portfolio at the end of the course.


FN-498 - Honors Thesis in Food & Nutrition
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the food and nutrition faculty. A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration. Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.


FN-499 - Research in Food & Nutrition
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research project exploring topics and problems in Food and Nutrition. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for up to a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisites: FN-227, 8 credits from CHE, 7 credits from BIO.