BIO 101 Nutrition for Today
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091, an ACT Reading score of 18 or above, or an appropriate placement score. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098, an ACT English score of 20 or above, or an appropriate placement score. Math: Grade of C or better in MTH 090, an ACT Math score of 23 or above, or an appropriate placement score.
Emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts of nutrition and their relationship to current nutritional concerns, inclusive of chronic diseases. Nutrients are studied including: how they function, molecular structure, metabolism, sources, human requirements, and effects of excesses and deficiencies. Topics also include U.S. and global guidelines, nutrition research, food labeling, digestion, energy metabolism and balance, life cycle nutrition, and food safety. The course includes a computerized nutrient analysis of the students' diet and may include other appropriate assignments, instructor specific, to capstone their nutrition experience. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available