Nutritional Science Fundamentals
Identify the chemical structure of nutrients, their food sources, functions, and the scientific basis for nutrition requirements and dietary recommendations. Describe the processes of digestion, absorption, transport, and metabolism and the metabolic consequences of nutrient deficiencies, interactions, imbalances and toxicities.
Diet in Health and Disease
Explain the role of dietary choices and interventions for optimizing health and preventing or ameliorating chronic disease and malnutrition.
Assess nutritional status of individuals or populations.
Search, interpret, and summarize peer-reviewed scientific literature. Evaluate nutritional claims for accuracy. Design research for nutritional science that includes ethical considerations of using human and animal subjects.