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This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient. The student goals for this course are: 1) to describe the components of a healthy diet, 2) understand the major nutrition problems that affect individuals and populations from conception and throughout the life cycle, and 3) understand the scientific basis for nutritional recommendations brought before the scientific and lay communities. Prerequisites: Students are required to have taken a one semester college-level course in either human biology, chemistry, or physiology (preferred), junior or senior standing, or consent of the Online Graduate Certificate Program Director. If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact nutritioncertificates@tufts.edu. The Summer 2019 course syllabus may be viewed at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eZeZKQPpJwPDfxxUn81tYcOTC0cnvI1Y-tz…

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy