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Course SummaryTake Nutritional Science for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your science teaching license with Nutritional Science for Teachers. Brush up on nutritional science topics so you can better teach health, biology, and other life sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about nutrients and digestion.
- Check your knowledge of things like healthy diet planning and biochemistry with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Nutritional Science exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Nutritional Science for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Health science and biology teachers who want to brush up on nutritional science
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging nutritional science videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a nutritional science unit or course
- Aspiring science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make nutritional science easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert science instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review nutritional science terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn science credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Physical Science for Teachers, Pathophysiology for Teachers, and Microbiology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in nutritional science as well as chemistry, physics, biology, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Nutritional Science for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Introduction to Nutrition (energy-yielding nutrients, organic vs. inorganic nutrients, experimental design, dietary reference intakes, nutritional myths and facts)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Healthy Diet Planning (healthy diet planning guidelines, factors that influence dietary choices, the American diet, calories, vegetarian and vegan diets)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Carbohydrates in Nutrition (structure and function of carbohydrates, lactose intolerance, regulation of blood glucose, soluble and insoluble fiber)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Lipids in Nutrition (structure and function of lipids, lipid types, lipoproteins, types of cardiovascular disease)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Protein's Role in Nutrition (essential and nonessential amino acids, protein quality and completeness, protein turnover and balance)|
|Day 6|| Chapter 6|
| Water as a Nutrient (properties of water, water balance in the body, dehydration)|
Minerals in Nutrition (classification of minerals, health effects associated with minerals, mineral supplements)
|Day 7||Chapter 8||Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency and Toxicity (electrolyte deficiency and toxicity symptoms, iron deficiency and toxicity symptoms, zinc deficiency and toxicity symptoms)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||How Vitamins Support Nutrition (classification of vitamins, vitamin C deficiency and toxicity symptoms, folate deficiency and toxicity symptoms, vitamin D deficiency and toxicity symptoms)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Digestion (the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts, anatomy and physiology of the stomach, role of the gallbladder and liver in digestion, movement through the small intestine)|
|Day 10|| Chapter 11|
| Nutrient Digestion, Absorption, and Transport (chemical digestion of carbohydrates, protein digestion and absorption, gastrointestinal health and digestive problems)|
Biochemistry for Nutrition (biochemical reactions, function of enzymes, cellular respiration, glycolysis pathway, the citric acid cycle)
|Day 11|| Chapter 13|
| Cell Anatomy and Metabolism (anabolism and catabolism, oxidation and reduction reactions, protein synthesis in cells, lipogenesis, alcohol metabolism)|
Excretion: Urination and Sweat (gross anatomy of the urinary system, major divisions and structure of the kidneys, function and structure of human skin)
|Day 12|| Chapter 15|
| Weight Management and Energy Needs (factors contributing to overweight and obesity, physiology of adipose tissue, energy balance, healthy weight maintenance)|
Eating Disorders: Risks to Nutrition (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and obesity, female athlete triad, prevention of eating disorders)
|Day 13||Chapter 17||Physical Fitness and Nutrition (benefits of regular physical activity, components of exercise programs, nutrients to support physical activity)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for nutritional science|
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