NUTR SCI 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CO-OP IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE

1 credit.

Full-time off-campus work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career. Students receive credit only for the term in which they are actively enrolled and working. Enroll Info: The same work experience may not count towards credit in NUTRI SCI 399.

NUTR SCI 132 — NUTRITION TODAY

3 credits.

Nutrition and its relationship to humans and their biological, social, and physical environment; current issues and concerns that affect the nutritional status of various population groups. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 200 — THE PROFESSIONS OF DIETETICS AND NUTRITION

1 credit.

An overview of the nutrition and dietetics professions: career options; professional and portfolio development; professional references and resources; credentialing; and professional issues. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​AGRONOMY/​ENTOM  203 — INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH

3 credits.

Introduces students to global health concepts through multidisciplinary speakers dedicated to improving health through their unique training. It targets students with an interest in public health and those who wish to learn how their field impacts their global issues. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 289 — HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-2 credits.

Research work under direct guidance of a Nutritional Sciences faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor. Intended for students in the CALS Honors Program.

NUTR SCI 299 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Research work under direct guidance of a Nutritional Sciences faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the supervising instructor.

NUTR SCI/​AN SCI/​DY SCI  311 — COMPARATIVE ANIMAL NUTRITION

3 credits.

Nutrients and their source, assimilation, function and requirement. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 332 — HUMAN NUTRITIONAL NEEDS

3 credits.

Biological basis of the nutritional requirements of humans and the influence of psychological and societal factors on the manner of their fulfillment. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​A A E/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG  350 — WORLD HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION

3 credits.

Hunger and poverty in developing countries and the United States. Topics include: nutrition and health, population, food production and availability, and income distribution and employment. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 375 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Special topics on contemporary issues relevant to undergraduate students studying health and nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 399 — COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

1-8 credits.

Internship under guidance of a Nutritional Sciences faculty or instructional academic staff member and internship site supervisor. Enroll Info: Students are responsible for arranging the work and credits with the Nutritional Sciences faculty or instructional academic staff member and the internship site supervisor.

NUTR SCI 400 — STUDY ABROAD IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

1-6 credits.

Provides an area equivalency for courses taken on Madison Study Abroad Programs that do not equate to existing UW courses. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​INTER-AG  421 — GLOBAL HEALTH FIELD EXPERIENCE

1-4 credits.

Addresses a broad range of health topics including nutrition, primary health care, water and sanitation, climate change, sustainable agriculture, and economic development. These field experiences take place in sites around the world including locations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United Sates. Engaged learning will include participation in applied public health activities and service learning projects with communities and partner organizations. Students will gain knowledge about health and disease and explore interdisciplinary approaches to health. Field experiences are designed to meet the requirement for the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health. Enroll Info: Students who are not planning to complete the Certificate in Global Health may enroll as space permits.

NUTR SCI 431 — NUTRITION IN THE LIFE SPAN

3 credits.

Influence of nutrition on growth and development; physiological basis of nutritional requirements throughout the life span, including the relationship of food habits and nutrition to selected chronic diseases; principles of nutritional intervention in community programs. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 499 — CAPSTONE IN NUTRITION

2 credits.

Capstone in the nutritional sciences, emphasis is on the integration of nutritional knowledge and the interpretation and application of nutrition-oriented research. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 500 — UNDERGRADUATE CAPSTONE SEMINAR LABORATORY

1 credit.

Current topics in Nutritional Sciences and undergraduate research presentations. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​BIOCHEM  510 — BIOCHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL NUTRITION

3 credits.

Lectures in nutrition for students with a substantial background in biochemistry. Emphasis on biochemical and physiological fundamentals of nutrition. Discussion of protein, fat, carbohydrate, energy, minerals and vitamins and their roles and interrelationships in nutrition and metabolism. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 520 — APPLICATIONS IN CLINICAL NUTRITION

3 credits.

Capstone course includes clinical problem solving, assessing medical record data, evaluating food intake, planning modified diets, and reviewing medical and research literature. Develops critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills needed by the dietetic intern and dietitian. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​KINES  525 — NUTRITION IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

3 credits.

Provides both scientific knowledge and application of nutrition related to exercise, health, and sports. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 540 — COMMUNITY NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND POLICY ISSUES

1 credit.

Students will increase their understanding of community-based nutrition needs, intervention programs and policy issues in the U.S. Written assignments will demonstrate students' positions on related issues. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 600 — INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR IN NUTRITION

1 credit.

Presentation of reports from current journals of nutritional sciences. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​BIOCHEM  619 — ADVANCED NUTRITION: INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM OF MACRONUTRIENTS

3 credits.

Discuss metabolic control; gastrointestinal physiology, nutrient absorption; molecular, cellular, organismal aspects of glucose transport, metabolism, regulation; fuel sensing; molecular regulation of fatty acid, lipid metabolism; cellular, organismal aspects of protein metabolism; hormonal control of metabolism; experimental approaches for studying metabolism. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​POP HLTH  621 — INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

1 credit.

Techniques used to evaluate relationships of diet to health and disease in human populations; integration of knowledge gained with results of animal and clinical studies toward understanding dietary risk or protective factors for disease. Includes advanced diet assessment and basic epidemiologic approaches. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​M&ENVTOX  623 — ADVANCED NUTRITION: MINERALS

1 credit.

Topics discussed in regard to minerals are: metabolic roles; absorption, excretion, transport and cellular metabolism; nutritional and toxicological standards for humans and animal models; bioavailability; genetic interactions; and research methodologies. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 625 — ADVANCED NUTRITION: OBESITY AND DIABETES

1 credit.

Physiology, biochemistry and genetics of human obesity and diabetes. Critical review of current research on their etiology and treatment. Enroll Info: NUTRI SCI 619 or concurrent registration, and ANAT&PHY 335 or equivalent

NUTR SCI/​AN SCI  626 — EXPERIMENTAL DIET DESIGN

1 credit.

Discuss nutrient requirements, composition of ingredients used to meet requirements and the mathematical steps involved in diet formulation with emphasis on research animals and human subjects. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 627 — ADVANCED NUTRITION: VITAMINS

1 credit.

Scientific knowledge of the metabolic functions, metabolism and nutritional requirements for some of the water soluble vitamins and all of the fat soluble vitamins. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 631 — CLINICAL NUTRITION I

3 credits.

Introduction to the nutrition care process, including pathology, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition support in relation to alterations in nutrition and metabolism that accompany disease states. Research related to therapeutic nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 632 — CLINICAL NUTRITION II

3 credits.

Advanced topics surrounding pathology, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition support in relation to alterations in nutrition and metabolism that accompany disease stated. Research related to therapeutic nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 635 — ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION

1 credit.

Clinical nutrition and rationale for medical nutrition therapy in relation to the pathophysiology of specific disease states. Lectures, case studies and discussion of current research. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​BIOCHEM  645 — MOLECULAR CONTROL OF METABOLISM AND METABOLIC DISEASE

3 credits.

Examination of various physiological states and how they affect metabolic pathways. Discussion of a number of special topics related to the unique roles of various tissues and to metabolic pathways in disease states, including adipocyte biology, beta-cell biology, epigenetics, inflammation, and aging related diseases. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 650 — ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION: CRITICAL CARE AND NUTRITION SUPPORT

3 credits.

Advanced study of the metabolic demands of critical illness and how these alterations influence the nutritional needs of critical care patients in various disease states. Using an evidence-based medical approach, students will assess nutrient requirements and determine best methods of nutrient delivery in various disease states. Anthropometric measures and hematological indices will be incorporated to assess nutritional status and monitor response to nutritional therapies. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 651 — ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION - PEDIATRICS

3 credits.

Pediatric nutritional requirements with emphasis on issues related to evidence-based medical nutrition therapy. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 652 — ADVANCED NUTRITION COUNSELING AND EDUCATION

3 credits.

Application of current theories and techniques of counseling and education to the field of nutrition and dietetics. Practical application of communication techniques, client-centered counseling methods, motivational interviewing, learning theories and behavior change techniques, and factors affecting eating patterns. Nutrition psychology and the psychoanalytic approach to nutrition counseling will be emphasized in the class. Principles of group counseling/facilitation and instructional material/media design. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 653 — CLINICAL NUTRITION RESEARCH

3 credits.

Research use and development as it applies to clinical nutrition practice: effective use of the literature in evidence based practice and research development, problem development, methodology, analysis and reporting of results and conclusions. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 670 — NUTRITION AND DIETETICS PRACTICUM I

3 credits.

The first of two supervised practice experiences in nutrition and dietetics at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and affiliated sites. Dietetic interns apply their academic training, furthering their competency in: clinical nutrition, food systems management, research, and community experiences. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 671 — NUTRITION AND DIETETICS PRACTICUM II

3 credits.

The second of two supervised practice experiences in nutrition and dietetics at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and affiliated sites. Dietetic interns apply their academic training, furthering their competency in: clinical nutrition, food systems management, research, and community experiences. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​PHM PRAC  672 — HERBALS, HOMEOPATHY, AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

2-3 credits.

Covers regulations and clinical science regarding the use of herbals, homeopathic remedies, and dietary supplements, focusing on peer-reviewed studies and integration with allopathic drugs; includes discussion of marketing issues. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Individual study and research for students completing theses under direct guidance of a Nutritional Science faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

2-4 credits.

Individual study and research for students completing theses under direct guidance of a Nutritional Science faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 691 — SENIOR THESIS-NUTRITION

1-4 credits.

Individual study and research for students completing theses under direct guidance of a Nutritional Science faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 692 — SENIOR THESIS

1-4 credits.

Individual study and research for students completing theses under direct guidance of a Nutritional Science faculty or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 699 — SPECIAL PROBLEMS

1-3 credits.

Directed study under direct guidance of a Nutritional Science faculty member or instructional academic staff member. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 710 — HUMAN ENERGY METABOLISM

2 credits.

Fundamentals in human macronutrient metabolism and its role in health and disease. Biochemistry and physiology of macronutrient digestion, anabolism, and catabolism. Disorders of energy metabolism (obesity, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, starvation). Metabolic effects of fiber and the microbiota. Body composition and energy assessment. Taught in an online format using lectures, guided readings, and projects. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 711 — PERSONALIZED NUTRITION: GENETICS, GENOMICS, AND METAGENOMICS

1 credit.

Genetic factors that modulate the relationships between diet, health, and disease risks, including the effects of differences in our genetic makeup (Nutrigenetics), the regulation of gene expression by nutrients and dietary patterns (Nutrigenomics), and the interactions between diet, gut microbiome, and human hosts (Metagenomics). Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 715 — MICRONUTRIENTS: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE

3 credits.

Micronutrients explores the function of vitamins and essential mineral nutrients from the biochemical and nutritional perspective with emphasis on issues essential for clinical nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 720 — ADVANCED NUTRITION ASSESSMENT

1 credit.

Advanced skills and evolving methods of nutritional assessment. Measurement and interpretation of physical examination and laboratory parameters. Diagnosing malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies, including clinical characteristics used to identify and label the degree of malnutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 721 — NUTRITION INFORMATICS

1 credit.

The emerging role of the electronic storage, retrieval and dissemination of food and nutrition related data and the effective use of information for problem solving and decision-making for the dietetics professional. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 725 — ADVANCED COMMUNITY NUTRITION

1 credit.

Community nutrition as it applies to clinical nutrition practice: programs, resources and issues supporting clinical nutrition practice in the community. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 799 — PRACTICUM IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES TEACHING

1-3 credits.

Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 875 — SPECIAL TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Special topics on contemporary issues relevant to graduate students studying health and nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 881 — SEMINAR-TOPICS IN HUMAN AND CLINICAL NUTRITION

1 credit.

Varied topics in clinical and human nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI/​BIOCHEM  901 — SEMINAR-NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (ADVANCED)

1 credit.

Presentation of original research results; discussion of recent articles in animal metabolism and nutrition. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 931 — SEMINAR-NUTRITION

1 credit.

Seminar features expert presentations of current research and issue-based applications that represent the breadth of nutritional sciences; topics investigate problems "from molecules to communities". Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 991 — RESEARCH NUTRITION

1-12 credits.

Independent research with assigned instructor. Research projects determined by agreement between instructor and student. Enroll Info: None

NUTR SCI 993 — INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NUTRITION

1-12 credits.

Independent research with assigned instructor. Research projects determined by agreement between instructor and student. Enroll Info: None