Online Class: Nutrition 101

This online class will provide the necessary tools and techniques required to improve your health and your life through nutrition and exercise. Learn to create nutrition and health goals that will motivate you to become healthier.

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Course Description

Unlocking Optimal Health: A Journey Through Nutrition and Exercise

The path to radiant health, abundant energy, and a vibrant life is often paved with the right choices related to nutrition and exercise. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of dietary habits, physical activity, and the intricate systems within our body, ensuring you're equipped to make informed and transformative lifestyle decisions.

Course Overview:

A healthful life is not just about avoiding diseases; it's about thriving, experiencing vitality, and feeling your best each day. This course offers an enlightening dive into the world of nutrition, exercise, and their profound impacts on well-being.

Starting with goal-setting, students will be guided in crafting personalized nutrition and health objectives, establishing a roadmap for success. This holistic approach ensures that changes made are not fleeting but ingrained and sustainable.

Have you ever pondered how the delightful slice of pizza you had is broken down by your body? The course elucidates the intricacies of the digestion process, shedding light on how various foods are processed and utilized.

Recognizing the pivotal role of fruits and vegetables, we delve into their myriad benefits, from antioxidants to vitamins. Furthermore, actionable tips will guide your journey to incorporate more of these health powerhouses into daily meals.

Carbohydrates, often misunderstood, will be demystified. Distinguishing between beneficial complex carbohydrates and less healthful simple sugars, students will gain insights into making smarter carb choices. Complementing this, the importance of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, will be highlighted, showcasing its multiple advantages from improving gut health to reducing cholesterol levels.

The world of protein is expansive. Beyond just meat, numerous sources, including plant-based options, will be discussed, emphasizing the value of variety and quality in protein intake.

Cholesterol is often spoken about, but how well do you understand it? The course breaks down the complexities of "LDL" (the 'bad' cholesterol) and "HDL" (the 'good' cholesterol), detailing their roles in heart health. Concurrently, the significance of calcium, its role in bone health, and prevention strategies against osteoporosis will be outlined.

Vitamins and minerals are the micronutrients vital for countless body functions. Understanding their sources and roles, and gaining knowledge on selecting quality supplements, will empower students to optimize their nutrient intake.

Weight, a topic of much discussion and concern, will be approached holistically. Understanding the health implications of being underweight or overweight, students will acquire strategies to attain and maintain a healthful weight through nutrition and exercise.

Exercise is celebrated not just for physical fitness but also for its mental well-being benefits. Practical tips will motivate even the most exercise-averse individuals to incorporate movement into their lives.

Stress, the silent health eroder, can be mitigated with the right nutrition and exercise strategies. Boosting energy and resilience will be focal points, equipping students to handle life's challenges with grace.

Finally, food allergies and intolerances, increasingly prevalent, will be comprehensively explored. Recognizing signs, understanding body responses, and preventive strategies will ensure students are well-versed in navigating these challenges.

Module Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Choosing Your Nutrition Goals
  • Lesson 2: Digesting Food
  • Lesson 3: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber
  • Lesson 5: Protein
  • Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Lesson 8: Exercise
  • Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy
  • Lesson 10: Food Allergies
  • Lesson 11: Review

In Closing:

This course promises a transformative journey, enlightening students on the nuances of nutrition and exercise. Whether your goal is weight management, increased vitality, or merely enhancing overall health, this course is the comprehensive guide to unlock your optimal health potential.

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  • Completely Online
  • 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:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(6,481 votes)

Lesson 1: Choosing Your Nutrition Goals

In this lesson we'll discuss appropriate nutritional goals to meet your needs. Additional lesson topics: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Nutrition Goals; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: USDA Food Pyramid
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition Goals

Lesson 2: Digesting Food

Become familiar with digestive organs. This lesson outlines how pizza is processed in our digestive system, how we break down fats and proteins, and how we absorb nutrients. Additional lesson topics: Digestion 1; Digestive System 1- Function; Digestion by enzymes 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: How Food is Digested
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: Digesting Food

Lesson 3: Fruits and Vegetables

Learn the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables,review some ways to include more fruits and vegetables in your daily routine,and learn how many servings of fruits and vegetables are the minimum to eat. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Fruits and Vegetables in Diet
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Fruits and Vegetables

Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber

Learn the difference between good and bad carbohydrates,review what fiber is,and discover some benefits of eating high-fiber foods. Additional lesson topics: 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Benefits of Fiber
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber

Lesson 5: Protein

In this lesson we will learn how to eat healthy proteins, and the health issues related to protein. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Health Risks Associated with Protein
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Protein

Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals

In this lesson we learn the benefits of calcium, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. Additional lesson topics: Alkaline Diets, Animal Protein, and Calcium Loss 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Vitamins and Minerals
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals

Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Review health problems related to being overweight or underweight, and discover some healthy weight-loss ideas. Additional lesson topics: Sensible Substitutions 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Losing Weight
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Lesson 8: Exercise

Review the health benefits of regular exercise. Discover how exercise improves your mood and makes you stronger, and learn how to stay motivated. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Benefits of Exercise
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Exercise

Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy

Learn how to eat to reduce stress through nutrition,outline which foods increase energy, and see which foods can relax you. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy

Lesson 10: Food Allergies

Discover what a true food allergy is. Outline the symptoms of a food allergy. Learn when to seek medical help when a food allergy occurs. Additional lesson topics: Should young kids avoid peanut products?; Preventing childhood allergies; Food Allergy and Intolerances 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Preventing Food Allergies
  • Assessment: Lesson 10: Food Allergies

Lesson 11: Review

Review main topics of nutrition lessons, as well as your own nutrition and health goals. 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 11: Review
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Review variations of food pyramids and "my plate" and set nutritional goals.
  • Describe the process of digesting food.
  • Summarize types of fruits and vegetables and their related health benefits.
  • Define carbohydrates and fiber.
  • Define protein.
  • Describe calcium, vitamins and minerals and their effect on diet.
  • Determine the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Summarize exercise routines that complement eating habits.
  • Summarize methods for decreasing stress and increasing energy.
  • Describe, understand and learn to recognize various food allergies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Nutrition 101
Course Number: 7550360
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (6,481 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: January 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 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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Student Testimonials

  • "Taking this class has been very beneficial. I came into the class to learn information that I had not acquired previously. I can say that my goals were met. The instructor was truly a blessing to me and I thank him for his time, patience and commitment." -- Wanda A.
  • "I loved taking this course. It has definitely opened my eyes as to what my family and I should be eating, drinking and doing for exercises. I can't wait to apply all that I've learned in this course to my everyday life!!" -- Chloee S.
  • "I thought this was a great course and there was a bunch of information to learn about. I definitely learned quite a bit and it was certainly helpful in helping me to become more healthy." -- Holly P.
  • "This was my first online course ever. Besides working with my kids for homeschooling, this was for me. I thoroughly enjoyed everything taught in the class and inspired me to take more nutritional classes." -- Michele S.
  • "Very positive experience for me personally. I feel very confident that I will do another course . I found it a pleasure to be able to do it at my own pace. It's given me the confidence to try out new things that I otherwise would have felt uncomfortable or lacked the confidence to try." -- Anne L.
  • "Overall, this course helps me a lot; because, I always have been interested in finding the right way to eat and to help my family and friends. The professor was very clear and helpful." -- Esteban G.
  • "The instructor of this course is the best I have come across on Universal class so far... very helpful and like that he is so active on the forum in helping people with questions." -- Hannah G.
  • "Enjoyed the class. The instructor was very prompt in getting my quizzes and assignments back to me, as well as in answering any questions that I had." -- Kristen M.
  • "Great experience! And the instructor always had my material graded by the next day. Nice!" -- Jan M.
  • "This instructor is extremely encouraging and responsive." -- Ellie A.
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