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HSC2051_ONL7FB_ONL7F_22 – Nutrition in Health


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Credit Hours: 4.5

Requisite: CHM 1010 and CHM 1020

Course Description: Nutrition in Health and Disease covers the evaluation of nutritional guidelines; roles and metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and water); micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, bioactive substances such as fiber, phytochemicals, and others), and the effects of dietary patterns on obesity, energy balance, weight management, and disordered eating. Materials will cover special nutritional needs throughout the lifespan from conception, pregnancy, lactation, and infancy, to childhood, adolescence, all the way up to the older adult. Food safety and access to foods in certain populations around the world also will be covered.

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 Course Objectives:

1. The concept of a balanced diet and the standard macro and micronutrient recommendations
2. Metabolism of macronutrients and energy production
3. Properties of vitamins and minerals and their metabolic roles, food sources, and results
of their dietary lack or excess
4. Energy balance and weight management
5. The knowledge to recommend dietary changes for specific populations
6. Food safety strategies to avoid illness due to food-borne pathogens
7. Define food insecurity and recognize actions taken to alleviate malnutrition

 Required Materials:

1. Human Nutrition: Science for Healthy Living (2nd Edition) with access code, Tammy
Stephenson and Wendy Schiff, Publisher: McGraw Hill, ISBN: 9781260262902 (loose leaf+ Connect)
2. Computer System requirements:
a) Ownership or consistent access to a desktop computer or laptop computer.
b) Access to, or use of, high speed internet.
c) Reliable high-speed internet connection.
d) Access to Windows PC with Windows XP or higher operating system, or Mac OS
e) Access to Microsoft Office 2007 or higher.
f) A compatible web browser (Firefox or Google 

 Course Calendar:

An interactive list of assignments with due dates can be found here.

*In the event of extenuating circumstances, the above schedule and the procedures for this course are subject to change. 

 Evaluation and Grading Policy:

Grade Quality Points Range
A 4.0 90 – 100%
B 3.0 80 – 89%
C 2.0 70 – 79%
D 1.0 60 – 69%
F 0.0 below 60%

Points Distribution Percentage
   – LearnSmart Reading Modules 5% (Equally Weighted)
   – Case Studies 30% (Equally Weighted)
   – Discussion Boards 10% (Equally Weighted)
   – Quizzes 20% (Equally Weighted)
   – Midterm Exam 15%
   – Final Exam 20% 

 Grading – Rubrics and Completion Specifications


 Universal Course Policies and Information:

The Universal Course Policies and Information (UCPI) document is an addition to the syllabus for each class and is posted on the Canvas site. Students are responsible for knowing and following the syllabus and are also responsible for the material that is covered in the UCPI.   The Academic Honor Code, the Food and Beverage Policy and the Dress Code are included in the UCPI along with resource information for obtaining academic and personal assistance and guidance on student technology accounts.

The Universal Course Policies and Information (UCPI) document is included as a link in the syllabus for each course. Include the link to only one of the following versions of the UCPI documents, as appropriate to your program and course:

Click on the following link to view the UCPI:

 Instructional Methods:

This course is being taught in a hybrid format using Canvas software. This course will provide the learning experience through any or all the following: Assigned reading, and homework assignments from the textbook, quizzes and exams, power point presentations, and other
resources. The instructor facilitates the learning process. How much you learn will be directly related to how much effort and energy you put into the course.


Week 1 Participation: Students must complete the Week 1 Discussion Forum on or before the due date for Week 1, to be considered as being academically participating in this course. Simply logging into Canvas does not determine participation.

 Policy for Late and Missing Work:

Policy for Late and Missing Work:

Discussion Questions: Initial posts are due by day 3.  Initial posts that are submitted late will be penalized 5% per day up to 25%, after 7 days initial submissions will not be accepted and receive a score of 0.  The required follow up posts are due on day 7.  Follow up posts not submitted by day 7 will not be accepted and receive a score of 0.

All Other Assignments: All other assignments submitted late will be penalized 5% per day up to 25%, after 7 days submissions will not be accepted and receive a score of 0.  No assignments will be accepted after the end of the course.

 Academic Support:

To comply with the Rehabilitation act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, South College provides Student Services to ensure that the learning environment is accessible to all of our students by providing appropriate accommodations for students with unique needs. Documentation of specific needs and disabilities is required. For more information about how to apply for academic support, refer to the Policy for Requesting Academic Adjustments section of the Student Handbook.

 Course Withdrawal:

Students who withdraw from a course after the add/drop deadline and before the end of week 7 for 10 and 11-week courses, week 8 for 12-week courses, and week 3 for 5-week courses will receive a W (withdrawal) grade.  Students who withdraw after these dates will receive the grade they earn after factoring in the total points for the course.  While a W grade does not count in the GPA calculation, it does count as an attempt in the satisfactory academic progress calculation.  To withdraw you must notify your student success advisor, registrar, or Dean/Department Chair.    

 Using Canvas – The Classroom

Per the South College student handbook, all South College classes use the Canvas Learning Management System ( This system is primary for course delivery for online programs and used to supplement on-ground classroom activities. Faculty members can post course materials to the specific class’s Canvas site for the convenience of the students in the class and for online sharing of information. Students have access to Canvas course sites, including course syllabi and faculty contact information, five days before the quarter begins. Use of Canvas also supports South College efforts to become more environmentally friendly by using less paper. Students are encouraged to purchase a USB Flash Drive to store their downloaded documents. Resources and assistance for students is available on the Student Portal. 

 Issues with Technology

For more help learning to use Canvas, please see the Canvas Student Orientation from your Canvas course list. For issues within Canvas, contact Canvas support from the “Help” menu within Canvas. For issues, specifically with your South College accounts, submit a helpdesk ticket by accessing the South College Helpdesk within the “Help” menu on Canvas, or at (Links to an external site.).

 Course and Instructor Evaluation:

Two weeks before finals, course evaluations will be available online. Please take the time to complete the evaluation for each course. Your feedback is appreciated and necessary to ensure that South College offers the best courses and instructors to meet the needs of our students.

 Additional Items and Policies:

Class Policies
Any incidence of cheating will result in disciplinary procedures as described in the South College Academic Honor Code. This is an especially important consideration when submitting your Discussion Projects. If you plagiarize any of your sources, you will
receive a grade of zero for that assignment. If you are caught plagiarizing a source a second time, you will receive a letter grade F for the course..

Student Success:
Student Success: We want all students to be successful. Your course Instructor is accessible to you for questions and resources as needed. You are ultimately responsible for asking! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you do not understand an assignment or topic being covered. DO NOT wait until the final exam to let your Instructor know you do not understand a building block discussed back in week one. Show up (even virtually!), ask questions, stay engaged…and you will be surprised at what you can learn

 Professionalism and Respect:

Students are expected to be respectful. Respect should be shown in their treatment to others, in their communication, in their quality of work, etc. Please prepare yourself every day for classand respect yourself for making the decision to advance your career path in this manner. By doing so you will respect others and be more successful.