Summer Session 2021

Course description

Discusses the facts and fallacies concerning the role that nutrition, exercise, and other health behaviors play in preventing disease, maintaining good health, and maximizing athletic performance. Emphasis is on understanding the biological mechanisms through which good nutrition and regular exercise affect psychological and physical health.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to analyze their dietary habits using a computer diet analysis program, identify strengths and weaknesses in their diet, and suggest one or more ways to improve the healthfulness of their diet, identify pros and cons of diet analysis programs and food recall methodologies.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate, using course content, nutrition and health claims and/or controversies and to clearly articulate a scientifically supported opinion of the evaluated literature on the claim or controversy.

Outcome 3: Explain the relationships (interconnectedness) between optimal health, chronic disease and dietary habits, lifestyle choices, genetics and behaviors.

Outcome 4: Identify factors that influence the autonomic nervous system and how these affect, digestion, absorption, utilization and elimination of nutrients.

General understanding of how nutrition affects our health.

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2021: Online course

David Levitsky
David Levitsky
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
John J. Michael
John J. Michael
Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
Section ID:NS 1150 001-LEC
Number:1019
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 4-23, 2021
Exam date:Saturday January 23, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Levitsky, D. (dal4)
Michael, J. (jjm484)
Max. enroll:50
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

Summer 2021: Online course

David Levitsky
David Levitsky
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
John J. Michael
John J. Michael
Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
Section ID:NS 1150 001-LEC
Number:1331
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 1-17, 2021
Due date:Thursday June 17, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Levitsky, D. (dal4)
Michael, J. (jjm484)
Max. enroll:100
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.