Nutritional Biochemistry Online Course
- At least a grade of “C” for N&D 240: Fundamentals of Nutrition, CHEM 116 or 340: Organic Chemistry, and PPT 301 or BIMD 220 and 221: Human Physiology
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
About the Nutritional Biochemistry Online Course
This online course provides a comprehensive investigation of the nutritional needs of humans with emphasis on nutritional biochemistry and current issues. After successfully completing Nutritional Biochemistry, you should be able to:
- Relate the principles of biochemistry and physiology to the science of nutrition.
- Relate the chemical and physiological functions of various specialized cells to their roles in metabolism and nutrition.
- Interpret nutrition research.
- Describe digestion, absorption, metabolism, and functions of essential nutrients.
- Utilize a variety of nutrition standards, including the DRI, to make appropriate recommendations for health promotion and disease prevention.
- Describe the major pathways of energy metabolism, how they are regulated, how they are modified during differing physiological states, and their consequences.
- Calculate and interpret body composition data.
- Effectively communicate nutrition principles.
- Demonstrate effective use of current information technologies.
- Utilize critical thinking and reasoning skills.
- Take an effective stand on a controversial or evolving nutrition issue.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course contains 21 lessons and 5 proctored exams using ProctorU Live as the proctoring method. Each lesson is designed to focus your study of nutritional biochemistry and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. You will work through a combination of required readings, view captioned videos, complete study guides, assignments, quizzes, and exams. Lesson topics include:
- Nutrition Resources & Dietary Standards
- The Cell
- The Digestive System
- Intermediary Metabolism
- Energy Balance
- Water-Soluble Vitamins
- Fat-Soluble Vitamins
- Major Minerals
- Water & Electrolytes
- Essential Trace & Ultratrace Minerals
- Nonessential Trace & Ultratrace Minerals
Required Course Materials
Gropper, S.S., Smith, J. L., & Carr, T. P. (2020). Advanced nutrition and human metabolism. (8th ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-0-357-44981-3
Suggested reference text: An introductory nutrition text of your choice.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.