This course is not available after the Fall 2013 semester.
This electronic correspondence course was offered up to Fall 2013 for college credit. If you completed this course, it will appear on a Fort Lewis College transcript and may be transferrable.
Instructor: Marge Morris, MEd, RD, CDE
Day and Time: Must be completed within six months
of start date (self-paced)
Cost: $480, 3 semester hours
Required Text and Materials (not included in cost):
- Sizer, Frances and Whitney, Eleanor. Nutrition Concepts and Controversies, 12th Edition, Wadsworth/Thomson Learning
- Diet Analysis Plus 8.0 or 9.0 is required for you to complete the final project. (Online Version Pincode Packaged with text – ISBN# 0-495-47500-9).
This online course provides students with a background in the basics of nutrition and stresses the links between nutrition practices, health, disease, and exercise performance. Topics include macronutrient needs; vitamins, minerals and other supplements; energy balance; weight control; the effects of nutrient excesses and deficiencies on performance; ergogenic aids; eating disorders; how to recognize nutrition practices that may require professional referral; and life cycle nutrition from infancy to mature adulthood. Practical application of this knowledge is achieved through a variety of activities including diet analysis and literature evaluation.
Marge Morris, MEd, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She currently manages the Diabetes Education and Nutrition Therapy Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO. She also has a private nutrition and fitness practice and teaches nutrition online for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.