This is an online course. This course does not have a face-to-face lecture.
A directed study of the effects of diet on health and physical activity. Topics addressed include nutrient
metabolism, weight control, health-related fitness, supplementation, pharmacology, and drug interactions
Textbook: Wardlaw, G. & Hampl, J. (2007). Perspectives in Nutrition. 8th edition.
WEEK by WEEK
Outline: The following is a tentative schedule of class topics, exams, and assignments. Every attempt will be made to follow the schedule. However, some alterations may be made due to circumstances beyond control. If a change is going to be made, the students will be made aware through announcement on WebCT. The syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion.
WEEK/DATE TOPIC READING
Week one 1/14-1/21 Course begins, What Nourishes You? Basis Healthy Diet Ch. 1 and Ch. 2
Week two 1/22 Human Digestion & Absorption Ch. 3 and Ch. 4
Introduction Paper (Assignment 1) due by 1/22/2012 at 11:00pm
Week three 1/29 EXAM: CH. 1-4 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM Carbohydrates Ch. 5
Assignment 2 due 1-29-2012 by 11pm
Week four 2/05 Lipids Ch. 6
Week five 2/12 EXAM: CH. 5 & 6 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM
Week six 2/19 Protein Ch. 7
Week seven 2/26 Alcohol Ch. 8
Week eight 3/04 EXAM: CH 7 & 8 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM
Energy Metabolism Ch. 9
Week nine 3/18 Energy Balance, Weight Control, Eating Disorders Ch. 10
Week ten 3/25 Nutrition, Exercise & Sport Ch. 11
Mini Paper on Eating Disorders-due 3/31/2012 by 11:00pm
Week eleven 4/01 Fat Soluble Vitamins Ch. 12
Week twelve 4/08 Water Soluble Vitamins Ch. 13
Week thirteen 4/15 EXAM: CH. 9-13 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM
Water and Major Minerals & Trace Minerals Ch. 14-15
Week fourteen 4/22 Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Ch. 16
Week fifteen 4/29 Nutrition during Adulthood Ch. 18
Final assignment due by 4/29/2012
Week sixteen 5/06-09 Final Exams EXAM: CH. 14, 15, 16, & 18 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM
There are no scheduled “chat” sessions. There are four discussion topics/questions that will be posted. Each is worth 25 points (possible 100 points). To earn credit for participation, you must respond to the initial post from the instructor and then post an additional response to another student stating your opinion or providing additional information that is constructive to the discussion. The discussions allow you to engage and interact with other students. All posting must be informative and NOT disruptive, rude or contain fowl language. It is “ok” to disagree, but keep your postings “respectful and polite”.
Course Assignments: (IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR ASSIGNMENT OVER BLACKBOARD. If you miss a deadline for submitting an assignment, you receive a ZERO)
Introduction= E-mail me through WebCT mail with the following information: Your full name, Name you want to be called, Major at MSU, Why you are taking this class, What you hope to get out of this class, Anything you need me to know about you. Submit this assignment by 11:00 PM 1/22/2012.
INTRODUCTION= 10 POINTS
Assignment #2 (1-2 page mini-paper***)
MyPyramid.gov & ChooseMyPlate.gov = You need to locate this website on the WEBLINKS on the right menu and set up an on-line account. This website will allow you to track your eating and exercise habits throughout the day. You need to start this assignment on 1/20/2012. Write a 3 paragraph paper that includes the following: 1st paragraph: what you anticipated your eating habits to be, 2nd paragraph: what were the results for the week (January 20-29), 3rd paragraph: what you are going to change for the next week. This mini-paper is due by 11:00 PM on 1/29/2012. IMPORTANT NOTE: SEE ASSIGNMENT #4 BELOW!!!!!
Mini Paper= 30 points
Assignment #3 aka Eating disorder assignment (1-2 page report***)-Due by 11:00 p.m. on 3/31/2012
Eating Disorder Paper= Choose ONE of the following conditions: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, or hypergymnasia. In a paper, explain the following:
Provide at least 2 paragraphs: What are signs/symptoms of the disorder?
Provide at least 1 paragraph: What are the medical concerns of the disorder?
Provide at least 1 paragraph: How does the disorder you chose differ from others (on the list above)?
Provide at least 2 paragraphs: If your child, friend, spouse, significant other, etc. displayed these signs/symptoms, how will you appropriately handle the situation?
You CANNOT just use the information in the textbook. You need a TOTAL of 3 references, you need to list 2 references other than your required text book. These references can be journals, other texts, magazines, etc. List them at the end of your paper.
Eating Disorder Paper= 70 points for paper; + 15 points for two outside references = 100 points for completion of assignment
Assignment #4 (5 page report***)
Continue to track your eating and exercise habits through January 20-April 29, 2012. Your final paper for this assignment is due by 11:00pm Sunday April 29, 2012. You must include the following in your paper:
1st page = your assumptions of your diet before you started this assignment
2nd page = what did you do well each week and what did you do poorly each week. (summarize the weeks, highlight one week in
particular that illustrated your behaviors.
3rd page = were you able to change from week to week. (i.e. did your eating habits improve? did you not improve your eating
4th page = what are your goals for the future after fulfilling this assignment (What are your plans to eat “healthy”)
5th page = how can you educate others after completing this assignment
Final Paper= 50 points
FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS:
***You need to use 12 point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document. Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!
ALL EXAMS ARE GIVEN OVER BLACKBOARD. All exams are open Sunday-Wednesday until 11pm. Exams dates= The exams on January 29, February 12, March 4, April 15 and May 6. The exams will be available after 2 PM on the day listed, so as to give you enough time to read the required material also assigned for that day. Each exam will open on the date listed at 2 PM on a Sunday and close on the upcoming Wednesday at 11pm. The purpose of each exam is to test your knowledge of the information for the topics covered. The format of the test will be multiple choice, T/F questions. There will be varying number of questions with some questions weighted differently than others. (Some questions will be worth more points than others). Instructions for each exam will be given prior to your taking it.
EXAM= 25 points each (5 exams x 25 points = 125 points possible)
January 22, 2012
January 29, 2012
Eating Disorder Paper
March 31, 2012
April 29, 2012
Open January 14- Closes January 28
Open January 29- Closes February 15
Open March 4-Closes March 24
Open April 1 –Closes April 21
Opens January 29-Closes 11pm on February 1, 2012
Opens February 12-Closes 11pm on February 15, 2012
Opens March 4-Closes 11 pm on March 7, 2012
Opens April 15-Closes 11pm on April 18, 2012
Opens May 6 – Closes 11pm on May 9, 2012
If you have questions or concerns, you NEED to call or e-mail me immediately. This class does NOT give you the time to be lost or not understand a concept. I will check my e-mail often and will be in my office daily to answer phone calls or messages. Please ask questions and let me help you!
Points from assignments/exams
80 – 89 %
70 – 79 %
60 – 69 %
50 – 59 %
Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day. For example, the first assignment is due on January 22, 2012 . Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date. Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.
Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note). All must be completed within one week of the original due date.
This is an online course. It is the student's responsibility to keep up with assignments, exams and discussion topics. If you miss a due date you will get a zero on that assignment, exam or discussion topic.
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