Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Nutrition: NTR

NTR 380K. Research Methods in Nutritional Sciences.

One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nutrition, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Experimental Nutrition.
Topic 2: Nutritional Immunology.
Topic 3: Experimental Design and Statistics.
Topic 4: Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics. Additional prerequisite: Nutrition 380K (Topic 3) or consent of instructor.
Topic 5: Carcinogenesis.
Topic 6: Nutritional Biochemistry.

NTR 390. Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and one of the following: Chemistry 339K and 339L, Chemistry 369, equivalent coursework, or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advances in Nutritional Sciences I. Required of all graduate students in nutrition.
Topic 2: Carbohydrates and Fiber.
Topic 3: Lipids.
Topic 4: Vitamins and Minerals.
Topic 5: Minerals.
Topic 6: Molecular Nutritional Sciences.
Topic 7: Advances in Nutritional Sciences II. Required of all graduate students in nutrition.
Topic 8: Clinical Nutrition. Additional prerequisite: Nutrition 370 or the equivalent or consent of instructor.
Topic 10: Geriatric Nutrition and Metabolism. Study of how aging influences nutrient requirements and metabolism at the biochemical and molecular level. Discussion of dietary changes to offset the effects of aging and to improve quality of life.
Topic 12: Nutritional Immunology. Nutrition 390 (Topic 9) and 390 (Topic 12) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Nutrigenomics. Examine the interactions between nutrition and multi-level "omics" (e.g., genome, transcriptome, methylome) as they relate to chronic disease and health. Includes a focus on gene-diet interactions in the context of population genetic variation and the bidirectional molecular interactions that influence gene and protein expression as well as epigenetic modification. Nutrition 390 (Topic 11) and 390 (Topic 13) may not both be counted.
Topic 14: Theories of Nutrition Behavior. Explore and examine nutrition-related behavior through the application of health behavior theories and models. Includes theories such as the Health Belief Model, Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Cognitive Theory, Diffusion of Innovations, Transtheoretical Model, Social Support, and Social Ecological Model. Investigate theoretical constructs, benefits and limitations of each theory/model, considerations needed for unique populations or behaviors, and how to develop a theory-based program plan. Nutrition 390 (Topic: Theories of Nutrition Behavior) and 390 (Topic 14) may not both be counted.
Topic 15: Principles of Epidemiology in Nutritional Sciences. Examine the role of epidemiological methods as the basis for selection of study design and data collection tools in nutrition research such as dietary tools, biomarkers of diet or disease, and anthropometric measurements like obesity. Examine the interpretation of study results in nutrition research. Nutrition 390 (Topic: Prin Epidemiology in Nutr Sci) and 390 (Topic 15) may not both be counted.

NTR 392. Research Problems in Nutritional Sciences.

One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Nutrient Requirements.
Topic 3: Nutrition and Cancer.
Topic 4: Nutrition and Immunology.
Topic 5: Food Sciences.
Topic 6: Clinical Nutrition.
Topic 7: Nutrition Education.
Topic 8: Developmental Nutrition.
Topic 9: Foodservice Systems.
Topic 10: Nutrition and Metabolism.
Topic 11: Obesity.
Topic 12: Nutrition as Medicine. Nutrition 392 (Topic 1) and 392 (Topic 12) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Nutrition and Disease Prevention. Explore the role of nutrition as a critical preventive measure for both acute and chronic disease. Examine and evaluate the current research supporting the role of nutrition as a preventative therapy. Nutrition 392 (Topic: Nutrition/Disease Prevention) and 392 (Topic 13) may not both be counted.

NTR 194, 294, 394. Graduate Seminar in Nutritional Sciences.

One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Clinical Nutrition.
Topic 3: Molecular and Cellular Nutrition.
Topic 4: Nutrition, Immunology, and Disease.
Topic 5: Nutrition through the Life Cycle.
Topic 6: Study Design and Research Methods. Nutrition 194, 294, 394 (Topic 1) and Nutrition 194, 294, 394 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

NTR 397C, 697C. Conference Course in Nutritional Sciences.

For 397C, one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 697C, two lecture hours and twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

NTR 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in nutrition and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Nutrition 698A.

NTR 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nutrition and consent of the supervising professor.

NTR 398T. Supervised Teaching in Nutrition.

Teaching under close supervision; group meetings, individual conferences, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

NTR 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.