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DIT 1525 Human Nutrition

This is an in-depth study of the principles of nutrition with emphasis on the functions of the nutrients, their digestion, absorption, metabolism, inter-relationships and nutrition requirements. Incorporates assessment of nutritional health risks, health promotion and disease prevention theories. Explores the influence of socioeconomic, cultural, psychological and environmental factors on food and nutritional behavior.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEV 0025 OR DEV 0075 AND DEV 0035 


  • Identify basic physiology, dietary requirements and major food sources of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Explain how food intake has a significant relationship to health and the role of diet in health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Develop an awareness of the nutrient needs for various stages of the life cycle.
  • Evaluate diet patterns and common health risks associated with inadequate/excessive nutrition intake.
  • Discuss the influences of socioeconomic, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors on food intake and eating behavior.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3