FNI Courses

FNI101 - Introduction to Careers in Nutrition and Dietetics (1 cr.)

Introduction to the profession of nutrition and dietetics, including careers, course preparation and dietetic registration requirements. (Fall/Spring).

FNI191 - Nutrition and Well-Being (3 cr.)

The relationship between food and health considering social, cultural, environmental and physiological factors. (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter).

FNI199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

FNI211 - Human Nutrition (3 cr.)

Introduction to the science of nutrition, with emphasis on nutrients, their actions, interactions, and balance in relation to health. Consideration given to selection of food to meet nutrient requirements. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CHE101 or equivalent.

FNI241 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3 cr.)

Physiological, psychological, sociological and economic factors that influence nutrient requirements, nutritional status and food habits from pre-conception through old age. Course emphasis is normal nutrition throughout the lifecycle and the development of healthy eating habits. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: FNI211 (or FNI191 for non-majors).

FNI261 - Organization and Management (3 cr.)

An overview of management theories and practices in foodservice operations, dietetics and community nutrition. Emphasis on application of theories to practice. (Spring). Prerequisite: FNI211 or FNI191.

FNI299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

FNI301 - Nutrition Education and Counseling (4 cr.)

Application of current theories and techniques of counseling and education to the field of nutrition and dietetics. Experiential learning and practical application of instructional procedures, counseling methods, motivational interviewing and behavior change techniques will be a large component of the class. Students will have the opportunity to develop and use resources and materials appropriate for various ages, abilities and situations unique to the field of dietetics and nutrition. (Fall). Prerequisites: FNI211, FNI241, junior status (FNI majors).

FNI350 - Research Methods in Health and Nutrition (3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce Nutrition students to quantitative research methods in health. It will explore concepts and skills relevant to human and animal study designs, critiquing the literature, developing research questions and data analysis, interpretation, and research ethics. It will also introduce students to current topics in the field of nutrition, to give them an insight into changing recommendations, diet trends and new research. Liberal arts. (Fall). Prerequisites: FNI211, FNI241, MAT161.

FNI362 - Food Preparation (4 cr.)

Fundamental and scientific principles of food preparation, with emphasis on interpretation of chemical reactions in foods and the development of sound skills in food preparation. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisites: FNI191 or FNI211.

FNI362L - Food Preparation Lab (0 cr.)

(Spring & Fall).

FNI399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

FNI441 - Community Nutrition (3 cr.)

To provide an overview of community assessments, community nutrition needs, resources, program planning, funding and evaluation. To gain insight into the role of community nutritionist as a program planner. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FNI211, FNI241.

FNI443 - Food Science (4 cr.)

The research method as applied to the discipline of the science of food. Discussion of the methods behind food manufacturing and food supply perspectives. (Spring). Prerequisites: CHE240, FNI362.

FNI443L - Food Science Lab (0 cr.)

(Spring).

FNI445 - Advanced Nutrition (4 cr.)

Nutrition with emphasis on integration of biochemical, physiological and cytological aspects. (Summer & Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: BIO327, CHE371 (or concurrent enrollment), FNI211.

FNI446 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3 cr.)

The biophysical basis for the use of medical nutrition therapy in selected pathological disorders and application of the nutrition care process. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: FNI211, BIO327, CHE371, FNI445 (or concurrent enrollment).

FNI448 - Seminar in Dietetics (3 cr.)

Application of clinical nutrition theory and development of professional materials through writing activities including a major term paper, dietary progress notes, magazine article writing, critiques, and resume writing. This course satisfies the advanced writing requirement for the Nutrition Program. Approved AWR. (Spring). Prerequisites: ENG101, FNI446 or concurrent enrollment.

FNI450 - Foodservice Delivery Management (4 cr.)

Foodservice Delivery Management is the integration of nutrition science, food preparation and management with the practical application of quantity food preparation in a variety of areas. Emphasis is on menu planning, quantity food purchasing and production, delivery systems, sanitation, safety and financial control. Human resources, management and leadership, and marketing will also be discussed. In Lab, students will gain experience and skills in quantity food production from start to finish. (Spring). Prerequisites: BIO203, FNI261, FNI362.

FNI450L - Food Service Delivery Management Lab (0 cr.)

(Spring).

FNI451 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3 cr.)

The biophysical basis for the use of medical nutrition therapy in selected pathological disorders and application of the nutrition care process. (Spring). Prerequisites: FNI446, senior standing.

FNI496 - Instructional Practicum (1 to 15 cr.)

(Spring & Fall).

FNI499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Spring).

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR