Online Class: Nutrition 201 — A Closer Look

This course on nutrition provides and in-depth study of healthy living, food, and supportive science.

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Course Description

The Art and Science of Nutrition: Fueling Your Best Self

Nutrition isn't just about the food on our plates; it's a synergy of biology, chemistry, psychology, and medicine, intricately woven to sustain life's vibrant dance. It's a science that constantly unfolds, revealing the complexities of our bodies and the intricate dance of substances that keep us alive, energetic, and healthy. In this ever-evolving landscape, the mysteries of nutrition continue to captivate us. Why is it that the very same food affects two individuals differently? How does our diet impact our vitality, immunity, athletic prowess, and overall wellness?

Welcome to a transformative journey where we'll delve deep into these questions and more, demystifying the world of nutrition. Our comprehensive course seeks not only to inform but to empower, helping you make informed choices to lead a healthier, more fulfilled life.

What You Will Discover:

  1. Dynamic Science: Understand how the principles of various scientific domains converge to decode the wonders of nutrition.

  2. Your Body's Symphony: Explore the processes of catabolism, anabolism, and metabolism and appreciate how your body harmoniously works to derive energy, rebuild, and sustain.

  3. Dietary Enigmas: Dive into age-old debates like the ideal food proportions, weight management differences, and the optimum diet for diverse health goals.

  4. Trending in Nutrition: Gain insights into contemporary trends such as protein supplements, superfoods, and the myriad of fad diets flooding the market. Are they beneficial or just momentary blips on the nutrition radar?

  5. Nature’s Spectrum: Appreciate the myriad benefits of a colorful palette of fruits and vegetables. Discover the hidden gems in their natural hues, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals.

  6. The Rhythm of Eating: Unravel the science behind meal frequencies. How does consuming smaller, regular meals stand against the traditional three-square-meals-a-day regime? What does it mean for energy levels, digestion, and overall health?

  7. Tailored Nutrition: Embrace the idea that one size doesn't fit all. Learn to recognize the unique needs of your body and customize a dietary plan that resonates with your lifestyle, goals, and challenges.

  8. Holistic Well-being: Link the food you consume to broader aspects of life: emotional balance, mental clarity, disease resilience, and an enhanced quality of life.

  9. Real-Life Applications: Beyond the theory, engage in practical assignments, case studies, and hands-on projects that help solidify your learning, making it applicable and actionable.

The world of nutrition is vast, nuanced, and profoundly impactful. As we advance in our understanding, certain truths become indisputable: the closer our foods are to their natural state and the more diverse our plates, the better we nourish not just our bodies, but our souls.

Step into a realm where food isn’t merely sustenance but a profound tool for transformation. Whether you’re a seasoned health enthusiast, a curious beginner, or someone looking to optimize their daily diet, this course promises to enlighten, inspire, and rejuvenate.

Become a conscious consumer, an informed diner, and perhaps, a beacon of health in your community. Begin your nutritional odyssey with us today.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,057 votes)

Lesson 1. Introduction

Introduction and review of information on the foundations of the Human Body (includes current findings). 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2. Digestion and Absorption

The process of breaking food down into usable components is called digestion, and it starts as soon foods or liquids enter your mouth. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3. Carbohydrates

To understand nutrition, what your body needs, and how to stay within a healthy weight, it helps to understand what your food is made of. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4. Lipids

Lipids are fats, and they provide the body with nine calories per gram, making them the most energy rich component of food. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5. Proteins and Amino Acids

Next to water, protein makes up the largest proportion of your body, and you can find it in every single cell, from your hair and facial muscles to your toenails. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6. Fluids Including Alcohol

You could live for weeks without food, but only days without any water. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Body Weight

Metabolism is the combination of catabolism (breaking down food into usable energy) and anabolism (making and repairing cells). 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8. Nutrition and Exercise

If you really want to perform better as an athlete (or to lose weight), take a close look at everything you eat and ask what it is bringing to the nutritional table. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9. Fat Soluble Vitamins

Vitamins either dissolve in water or in oil, not in both. If a vitamin can only dissolve in fats, it is considered fat-soluble. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10. Water-Soluble Vitamins

The water-soluble vitamins are able to dissolve in water, so they can travel freely through the bloodstream. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11. Major Minerals

Minerals help your muscles, bones, heart, and hormones function properly. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12. Disease and Diet

Including malnourishment and vitamin deficiencies, nutrition plays a key role in health maintenance and the management of a wide scope of health conditions. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13. Eating Disorders

Women are more likely than men to suffer from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, but these conditions can affect anyone. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14. Nutrition for Different Life Stages

Although some nutritional principles stay the same throughout life (eat small amounts several times a day, and enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables), certain phases of life require different nutritional priorities. 66 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe digestion and absorption.
  • Summarize carbohydrates, lipids, protein and amino acids and their critical roles in nutrition and diet.
  • Summarize metabolism, energy balance, and body weight requirements and needs and their relationship to proper nutrition and health.
  • Identify healthy living and how it relates to nutrition and exercise.
  • Fat Soluble Vitamins
  • Describe and recognize water-soluble vitamins and major minerals.
  • Describe eating disorders.
  • Describe nutritional needs for different life stages.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Nutrition 201: A Closer Look
Course Number: 8900181
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (1,057 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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