Course Number & Name:  HSC 102 Nutrition through the Life Cycle

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in BIO 104 or BIO 122
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: The study of Nutrition through the Life Cycle will enable the student to focus on nutrition during the periods of rapid growth and body changes from pregnancy and lactation to the older adult. Nutrition requirements and meal planning for the mother, infant, toddlers, preschool, school-aged child, adolescent, young middle and older are explored.  Physical growth and psychosocial development for each stage are examined using Erick Erickson’s theory of human development. Select eating problems and other nutrition-related conditions are examined.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain the requirements for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight;
  2. explain the effect of improper dieting on nutrient balances in the body; and
  3. explain the changes in nutritional requirements from in utero through old age.


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