Continuing Education

BIO 190 Intro to Human Nutrition - Electronic Correspondence Course

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.

Non-Colorado Residents

Due to a federal ruling that passed in July, 2011, we cannot deliver distance courses to students who are not Colorado residents.

Contact Continuing Education

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(970) 247-7385

Office Location:
Fort Lewis College Campus
Reed Library, Room 315

Mail Address:
Fort Lewis College
Continuing Education
1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO  81301

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