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Online nutrition program curriculum

From the human body to food safety, our online nutrition program curriculum is designed to be thorough, practical, and job-relevant. You'll graduate with an in-depth understanding of health science concepts, challenges, and opportunities—and know how to apply them in a professional setting.

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Introduction to Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness Careers 

Introduction to career opportunities available in the fitness and exercise, sport psychology, massage, and nutrition fields.

Lesson Group 2: Introduction to Nutrition and Health

Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment 

The function of nutrients in food choices; assessing nutritional health.

Nutrition Guidelines: Tools for a Healthful Diet 

How nutrition discoveries are made; how nutrition experiments translate into guidelines; identifying available nutrition tools to help plan healthier diets.

The Human Body: From Food to Fuel 

Tracing the path of a meal from the time it is eaten until it has been digested, absorbed, transported within the body, and metabolized—all the way to the point when the body excretes the meal's nonabsorbable waste products.

Carbohydrates: Simple Sugars and Complex Chains 

Defines carbohydrates; how the body uses carbs; how to plan a diet that includes the correct amount of all types of carbohydrates.

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Program Description

Students learn the latest nutrition and diet information in this comprehensive program. Topics include MyPlate guidelines, diet planning, the digestive system, and how nutrients affect energy, wellness and disease.

Program Objectives

After completing the Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the six major classes of nutrients and explain their importance to the healthy functioning of the human body.
  2. Outline nutritional requirements at all stages of life, from infancy through adulthood.
  3. Describe how to identify reliable nutritional information using different dietary standards, recommendations and recognized industry tools.
  4. Outline the path taken by nutrients as they travel through the body and describe the role of the parts of the body in digestion, absorption, and the removal of waste products.
  5. Describe the benefits of regular physical exercise including aerobic and anaerobic activities and how nutrition factors into exercise for athletes other highly active individuals.
  6. List and describe the causes of global problems with the food supply and explain ways these issues might be resolved.

Grow your career prospects

Taking nutrition classes online could be your first step toward career success—but it may not be the only step. We understand that modern job markets are often extremely competitive, so we provide our students with an exclusive range of Career Tools. That includes personalized career guidance, resume writing workshops, and one-on-one interview training.

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Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412