Nutrition Courses


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Official course descriptions taken from the UNC Graduate Record are below.

Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at discretion of the department. See UNC Registrar’s site for courses by semester.

Some titles link to the syllabus for that course. Please note that some syllabi are for past semesters, so dates will not apply to future semesters.


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NUTR 240 Introduction to Human Nutrition
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-240-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisites, BIOL 101/101L and CHEM 102/102L. Relationships of human nutrition to health and disease. Integration of biology, chemistry, and social sciences as related to human function. Nutrient composition of foods and safety of the food supply.

NUTR 245
NUTR 295 Undergraduate Research Experience in Nutrition
3 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor. For undergraduates enrolled in the department’s baccalaureate degree program. Directed readings or laboratory study on a selected topic. May be taken more than once for credit.

NUTR 400
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-400-Spring-2014.pdf
NUTR 600 Human Metabolism: Macronutrients
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-600-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Cell biochemistry and physiology emphasizing integration of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in whole-body metabolism; regulation of energy expenditure, food intake, metabolic adaptations, and gene expression; and macronutrient-related diseases (atherosclerosis, obesity).

NUTR 611 Nutrition of Children and Mothers
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-611-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Biologic bases for nutrient requirements and dietary recommendations as they vary throughout the life cycle. Covers the nutritional needs of women during childbearing years, infants, children, and adolescents.

NUTR 615 Nutrition in the Elderly
1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Special dietary and nutritional needs and conditions of the elderly. Includes overview of biology and demography of aging, discussion of nutritional requirements, and assessment of the elderly as well as nutrition in health and various disease states of the elderly.

NUTR 620
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-620-Spring-2014.pdf
NUTR 630 Nutrition Assessment and Counseling Skills
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/07/Fry-sysbio-COURSE-SYLLABUS-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, NUTR 240. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Functions of a nutritionist working with individuals, emphasizing interviewing, assessment, nutrition care planning, counseling, and service documentation in prevention and therapeutic situations. Practice in the use of current dietary analysis software programs and development of educational materials included.

NUTR 640
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/6401.doc
NUTR 642 Medical Nutrition Therapy II: Acute Disease Management
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-642-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, NUTR 640. Course designed to examine the rationale and implementation of diet therapy and nutrition support in the prevention or treatment of acute diseases.

NUTR 644
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-644-Spring-2014.pdf
NUTR 650c Principles of Chemical Carcinogenesis
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/7401.doc
NUTR 660 Food Service Systems Management
2 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Basic concepts of institutional food service systems management applied to small and medium-sized health care facilities in the community.

NUTR 660L Food Service Systems Management Experience
1 Credit Hour

Corequisite, NUTR 660. This is a food service management practicum that applies the basic concepts of institutional food service systems. Two laboratory hours per week.

NUTR 692H Honors Research in Nutrition
3 Credit Hours

Permission of the instructor. Directed readings or laboratory study of a selected topic. Requires a written proposal to be submitted to and approved by the B.S.P.H. Committee and faculty research director. A written report is required. May be taken more than once for credit. Six laboratory hours per week.

NUTR 695-033 Nutrition Research
1‑9 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-695-033-Spring-2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor. Individual arrangements with faculty for bachelor and master students to participate in ongoing research.

NUTR 696-048 Readings in Nutrition
1‑9 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-696-018-Fall-2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor. Reading and tutorial guidance in special areas of nutrition.

NUTR 700 Nutrition in Medicine
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-700-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, BIOL 252 and NUTR 600. Comprehensive review of nutrition basics with strong clinical perspective. Integrates nutrient biochemistry and metabolism into a framework of nutritional assessment and dietary intervention.

NUTR 725 Public Health Nutrition Management II
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/courses/2006spring/envr/210/001/Envr210.htm

Prerequisite, NUTR 720. An overview of the planning and management of local, state, federal, and voluntary public health nutrition programs. Examines legislative and administrative structures.

NUTR 730 Advanced Nutrition Field Experience
6 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-730-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisites, NUTR 710 and 720. During a consecutive ten-week block of time, students are assigned to a) hospital or b) state, local, or district health agency or other appropriate agency for their supervised field experience. Field fee required.

NUTR 735 National Nutrition Issues
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-735-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisite, NUTR 725. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Three-day in-depth seminar held in Washington, DC on national nutrition issues, policy formulation, and program development with key congressional staff, federal agencies staff, and pertinent public interest/consumer advocacy groups. Paper required. Field fee required.

NUTR 745 International Nutrition
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-745-Fall-2014.pdf

Provides a broad overview of international nutrition research issues, programs, and policies. Topics will include micronutrient deficiencies, child feeding and growth, determinants of under- and over-nutrition, chronic disease and nutrition, food fortification and supplementation, and nutrition intervention programs and policy.

NUTR 785 Graduate Teaching Experience
1 Credit Hour

Permission of the instructor. Individual arrangements with faculty for a graduate student to serve as a teaching assistant for a nutrition course.

NUTR 801 Advanced Nutrition Intervention and Research Methods I
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-801-Fall-2014.pdf

Fundamentals of nutrition intervention and policy research, including conceptualization of research questions, hypothesis writing, and design of clinical and community trials. Applied focus on historical and innovative trials’ design and implementation.

NUTR 802 Advanced Nutrition Intervention and Research Methods II
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-802-Spring-2014.pdf

Continuation of NUTR 801 focused on topics in nutrition intervention and policy research design and evaluation.

NUTR 803 Nutrition Intervention Advanced Research Seminar
2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-803-Fall-2014.pdf

Prerequisites, NUTR 801 and 802. Development of critical thinking skills in the analysis of important nutrition and policy interventions. The course will examine conceptual models, research designs, intervention strategies, and measures of effectiveness. Course may be repeated once.

NUTR 809
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-809-Spring-2014.pdf
This course is global.
NUTR 811 Development and Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Interventions
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-811-HBEH-811-Fall-2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Second year doctoral students only. Doctoral seminar on application of theory and empirical evidence to intervention development, evaluation paradigms, and methods of process and outcome evaluations.

NUTR 813 Nutritional Epidemiology (EPID 813)
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-813-Spring-2014.pdf

Prerequisites, BIOS 600, and EPID 600 or 710. This course introduces basic methods of dietary assessment, reviews various topics in nutrition epidemiology, and teaches the skills needed for critical evaluation of the nutritional epidemiologic literature.

NUTR 814
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-814-Spring-2014.pdf
NUTR 818 Analytical Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites, BIOS 545, EPID 600 or 710, and NUTR 813. Skills and techniques to study how dietary exposures, physical activity, and anthropometric status relate to disease outcomes. Focus is hands-on data analysis using STATA, and interpretation of results from statistical analysis.

NUTR 845
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/NUTR-845-Spring-2014.pdf
NUTR 875 Nutrition Policy Seminar
1‑2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-875-Fall-20141.pdf

Permission of the instructor. Doctoral seminar to introduce federal policy strategies for monitoring and improving nutritional status of populations. Five policy areas will be covered: national nutrition objectives/planning strategies, dietary guidance, nutrition surveillance/monitoring, economic policy as related to federal feed programs, and policy analysis.

NUTR 880 Elements of Being a Scientist
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-880-Fall-2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor. For doctoral students prepared with Ph.D. aims/focus. Focuses on key elements that contribute to a successful career as a scientific researcher. These include scientific presentations, NIH proposal grant writing, evaluating published manuscripts, sources of funding, peer review, use of animals and humans in research, and scientific ethics.

NUTR 885 Doctoral Seminar
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-885-034-Fall-2014.pdf

This course is designed for doctoral and master of science students only. Critical review of current literature in nutritional biochemistry, intervention and policy, and population-based nutrition science. Focuses on the development of skills in reviewing and criticizing articles.

NUTR 885-073 Doctoral Seminar
1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-885-073-Fall-2014.pdf

This course is designed for doctoral and master of science students only. Critical review of current literature in nutritional biochemistry, intervention and policy, and population-based nutrition science. Focuses on the development of skills in reviewing and criticizing articles.

NUTR 910 Nutrition Research
1‑9 Credit Hours

Individual arrangements with faculty for doctoral students to participate in ongoing research.

NUTR 920 Research Rotations for Nutritional Biochemistry Doctoral Students
1‑3 Credit Hours

Three laboratory or research group rotations supervised by nutritional biochemistry faculty. Provides a breadth of research experience for students prior to selecting dissertation adviser. Up to six laboratory hours per week.

NUTR 992 Master's Paper
3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-992-Master-Paper-Guidance-Fall-2014.pdf
NUTR 993 Master's Thesis
3‑6 Credit Hours
NUTR 994 Doctoral Dissertation
3‑9 Credit Hours
NUTR 995-034 Doctoral Seminar
Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/NUTR-995-034-Fall-2014.pdf