BIO 220 - Nutrition and Well Being

Course Description

This is a one semester course covering the basic principles of human nutrition and their application to the maintenance of lifelong health and well-being. It is designed to fulfill the requirements of certain allied health and nursing programs, and so is taught by a dietitian/nutritionist licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Essential dietary requirements are introduced along with digestive anatomy and physiology. Food sources, chemistry, and digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats are discussed.

Recommended vitamin and mineral intakes are covered, including the detrimental effects of deficient or toxics intakes. Energy balance issues and clinical problems associated with poor nutrition are considered. Students are required to complete an online nutritional assessment of their daily nutrient intake.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Analyze the nutrient requirements for a healthy, balanced nutrition style.
Perform and interpret an electronic nutritional analysis.
Relate basic nutrients to various established dietary guidelines.
Interpret the effects of nutrient deficiencies and megadoses.
Demonstrate understanding of energy balance and problems associated with energy balance.
Recognized conditions and diseases which can place patients/clients at nutrition risks.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: BIO 111 or BIO 151