Advanced Nutrition

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Gropper, S.S., Smith, J. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. ... This course provides students an advanced background of nutrition principles that are  ...

Advanced Nutrition NUTR 302 3-units Contact Information Instructor: Office: E-mail: Phone #:

Mark Kern, PhD, RD, CSSD ENS 305, T11:30-12:30; Th1:45-2:45 or by appt. [email protected] 594-1834

Course prerequisites NUTR 201, BIOL 336, CHEM 160

Course materials Gropper, S.S., Smith, J. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. 6th ed. 2013. Cengage Publishing Co. Belmont, CA. Kern, M. NUTR 302 Advanced Nutrition Course Packet (from KB Books).

Purpose of the Course This course provides students an advanced background of nutrition principles that are essential to general knowledge in nutrition and that will allow for ease of application in higher level courses. It requires prerequisite knowledge of basic nutritional principals, basic biochemistry and general physiology.

Course overview or description This is a two-component course including a lecture and a lab taught and evaluated separately. The lecture is a presentation of the principles and theories related to the roles of nutrients in human metabolism from the molecular level through the entire body.

School of ENS learning goals and objectives This course will help the students to meet the following goals and objectives. Learning Goal 3. Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, principles, and methods used in the study of exercise and nutritional science Objective 3.1: Identify and explain the underlying assumptions of different research paradigms used in exercise and nutritional science. Learning Goal 4. Use an array of technologies to support inquiry and professional practice Objective 4.1: Use the internet and e-mail to communicate with others and find valid information. Learning Goal 6. Use biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and ecological theory-based perspectives to design and evaluate behavior change interventions in exercise and nutritional science. Objective 6.1: Differentiate between biomedical and biopsychosocial explanations of health and wellness.

Course learning objectives 1.

To learn the roles of nutrients in the human body.


To further the understanding of metabolic processes.


To examine the features of nutrients including food sources, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, excretion, deficiency, and toxicity.


To become familiar with health related aspects of nutrition and metabolism.


Course Outline Date 8/28 8/30 9/4 9/6 9/11 9/13 9/18 9/20 9/25 9/27 10/2 10/4 10/9 10/11 10/16 10/18 10/23 10/25 10/30 11/1 11/6 11/8 11/13 11/15 11/20 11/22 11/27 11/29 12/4 12/6 12/11

Topic Course Introduction The Digestive System Energy Transformation Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Fiber Exam 1 Lipids Lipids Lipids Lipids Proteins Proteins Proteins Protein/Alcohol Exam 2 Water Soluble Vitamins Water Soluble Vitamins Water Soluble Vitamins Water Soluble Vitamins Water/Fat Soluble Vitamins Thanksgiving Break Fat Soluble Vitamins Exam 3 Minerals Macrominerals Microminerals Final Exam 10:30-12:30


2 1, 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6

9 9 9 9 9/10 10 11-14

Assessment & Grading Three Exams--300 pts Final Exam--150 pts Total Possible Points—450 pts Exams: Each of four exams will be used to assess knowledge in areas covered previous to the exam date. Questions will primarily be taken from material covered in lectures and from assigned journal articles. You are also responsible for material in the book, but not discussed in lectures. Exams will be multiple-choice/true-false/matching questions. Students are required to bring a ParSCORE enrollment sheet (Form No. F-288-ERI) to the first exam and ParSCORE Test Forms (Form No. F-289-ERI) to each other exam. Emergency situations resulting in missed exams must be arranged prior to the exam. All make-up exams will be essay exams. To best prepare for exams, it is recommended that you attempt to fill in gaps in notes using your textbook prior to lectures, so that you may participate in discussion during the lectures. Final Exam: The final exam will include course material covered after the previous exam (100 pts) in a format similar to a regular exam and 25 comprehensive multiple-choice questions (50 pts) on material covered throughout the course. Bring your own Scantron. Portfolio Materials You must turn in a one page reflection statement by the final exam date or you will be deducted 10 points from your point total. You will also need a signed page providing two of your first three exam scores for your portfolio. Do that by the end of the semester.



Grading Criteria A AB+ B BC+

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92.5-100 89.5-92.4 87.5-89.4 82.5-87.4 79.5-82.4 77.5-79.4


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72.5-77.4 69.5-72.4 67.5-69.4 62.5-67.4 59.5-62.4 below 59.5

Student add policy 1st: Graduating ENS majors for whom the course is required, conditionally classified ENS graduate students, and international students. 2nd: ENS majors for whom the course is required for the major and in order of total number of units completed in the major. 3rd: Undergraduate non-majors seeking a specialization or minor for whom the course is required and in order of total number of units earned at or transferred to SDSU. 4th: Any other students the instructor wishes to add in order of total number of units earned at or transferred to SDSU.

Students with disabilities “If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please make arrangements to meet with me soon. Please request that the Counselor for Students with Disabilities send a letter verifying your disability. You will receive the appropriate accommodations from the day that you provide me with the necessary documentation. Course accommodations will not be applied retroactively (e.g., after an examination).

Academic Integrity “All work submitted in this course must be your own and produced exclusively for this course. The use of sources (ideas, quotations, and paraphrases) must be properly acknowledged and documented. If in doubt, you are encouraged to review guidelines for the proper use of sources (e.g.,, as well as the University guidelines (including definition and policy) regarding cheating and plagiarism”