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NUTR 211 Nutrition - Online

This course is designed to provide the student with the means to develop an understanding of the biological, physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of nutrition. The student will develop the skill and ability to apply the principles and concepts relevant to nutrition. 

Linda Bunyard
ST 149

Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Texts and Materials | Exams 

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role nutrition and weight management play in health & wellness
  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of nutrition.
  • Be able to describe the function and sources of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins,minerals, and fiber.
  • Be able to analyze the dietary composition of an individual's diet, recommend necessary improvements, and develop a plan of action to implement those changes.
  • Describe the basic principles & concepts of weight control/management

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Major Course Topics

  • Diet and Health
  • Nutritional Foundations
  • Physiology of Eating
  • Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
  • Disease and Nutrition
  • Consumer Food Safety

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Course Format

  • Is not self-paced.
  • The Schedule of Assignments lists deadlines for all course reading, homework assignments, quizzes and exams.
  • This schedule is posted within the course and is available for students all semester.
  • Does not require on-campus meetings, except it may have a proctored exam in the HCC Test Center.  (For more information, see the "Exam" section below.)
  • Does not require real-time chats.
  • The communications will take place through e-mail and scheduled posted threaded discussion questions (weekly).

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This course has no required face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements

Review the “What you should know before you register” section of the Distance Learning home page.

  • Three exams and a final examination are administered. All examinations are multiple choice, true-false, and matching.
  • A dietary analysis of your eating behaviors, eating habits and content will be completed.

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Texts and Materials Required:

Textbook information:  To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The following plug-ins are required for this course:

  • Acrobat Viewer
  • Flash
  • Internet Explorer
  • PowerPoint Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • QuickTime
  • Real Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Word 2007
  • Word Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft Word

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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course may have online testing or proctored exams at the HCC Test Center for students in the local region or at a regional institution for remote students. The exam will have a flexible window of time during which it needs to be taken rather than a single date and time.

If you have any questions or comments about this class, please send a message to

Linda Bunyard,

Last updated on 18-May-10
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