This course will cover chemical structure, function, digestion, metabolism, and biochemical interrelationships of nutrients relating to life cycle, current issues, and diet selection.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the science of nutrition: the study of how food nourishes the body. Throughout the course students will gain a greater appreciation for the relationships between food choices, disease, health and honoring God. The role of food choices will be examined in light of 1 John 2:16–17a, Proverbs 23: 19–21, and 1 Corinthians 6:19–20.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the characteristics and functions of the six classes of nutrients required by the body.
- Identify the relationships between nutrients, energy, metabolism, and weight control.
- Contrast the dietary needs of various populations.
- Design nutrient dense meals that promote nutrition and wellness.
- Compare the world’s perspective of food and drink consumption with God’s Word.
Presentations; textbook, article, and Bible readings
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
iProfile Journal Entry Quiz
The student will complete this quiz after entry of all food, fluid, activity and exercise tracking into iProfile. This is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday after Module/Week 1.
iProfile Report Analysis Quiz
The student will use the Sample Student reports from iProfile to answer the question of this quiz in an effort to assist in learning to read the reports in iProfile. This must be completed before the Journal Analyses can be initiated. This is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday after Module/Week 3.
Journal Analyses (3)
The student will examine and discuss the results of their iProfile report on their personal use and interaction with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins, minerals, water and exercise/activity. Each analysis is to be 2–3 pages in length and is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday after the assigned module/week.
Cultural Perspective Paper
Students will write a 2–3 page paper, synthesizing biblical passages with cultural influences in order to examine how culture influences one’s perspective on nutrition. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.
There will be 4 exams for this course. Each exam will consist of 50 multiple-choice and true/false. Questions will be taken from the corresponding textbook readings and must be completed within 60 minutes. Each exam is open-book/open-notes and must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week.
Module/Week 8 is the exception, in which Exam 4 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.