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Course SummaryNutrition 101: Science of Nutrition has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Work through the course at your own pace to master the fundamentals of nutrition. The course is a great resource for saving time and money on your college degree.
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The course objective is to identify the different types of nutrients required for human survival and connect them to their role in sustained health, including calorie consumption in relation to energy needs and health risks associated with eating disorders.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Examine energy yielding nutrients, how to use the scientific method for nutrition, guidelines for a healthy diet, and how to determine nutritional needs
- Assess guidelines for a healthy diet and eating plan and get details on how to determine nutritional needs
- Compare the structure, types, and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals, water, and vitamins, how they are digested, and the issues associated with them
- Illustrate the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and the digestion processes for nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, and lipids
- Review the structure and function of cells, focusing on cell metabolism and protein synthesis
- Assess the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and the risks associated with being overweight
- Explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments for eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating
- Diagram the nutritional and caloric needs to support and optimize physical activity
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Nutrition 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Nutrition 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Nutrition 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Nutrition||Examine energy-yielding nutrients, organic nutrients and inorganic nutrients. Study experiment design and the use of the scientific method in this field. Learn how to assess your nutritional needs and find reliable nutrition information.|
|Healthy Diet Planning||Learn how dietary guidelines can be used to develop a healthy eating plan. Explore factors influencing dietary choices and identify major health problems in the U.S. Examine food labels, calories, and vegetarian and vegan diets.|
|Role of Carbohydrates in Nutrition||Review the structure and function of carbohydrates. Get details on lactose intolerance and blood glucose regulation. Find out what happens when too many carbohydrates are consumed and learn why fiber is beneficial to the body.|
|Role of Lipids in Nutrition||Distinguish between the classes of lipids and the different types of lipoproteins. Learn which foods can help you reach your recommended intake of these nutrients. Identify polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats. Review health factors connected to lipids.|
|Protein's Role in Nutrition||Learn how proteins are formed and review essential and nonessential amino acids. Discover the primary functions of protein in the human body and list food sources of protein. Explore concepts like protein turnover, complete proteins and protein quality. Get tips for creating a vegetarian diet plan that fulfills the body's need for protein.|
|Role of Water in Nutrition||Identify the properties of water and assess its purpose in the body. Learn about water intake and output, dehydration and other water safety concerns.|
|Minerals in Nutrition||Learn to classify major and trace minerals. Discover bodily conditions influencing the absorption and retention of various minerals. List food sources of minerals and examine health effects associated with minerals. Study the benefits and risks of mineral supplements.|
|Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity||Recognize deficiency and toxicity symptoms associated with the following minerals: chloride, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, fluoride, phosphorus, sulfur, zinc, iodine, copper, chromium, manganese, and molybdenum.|
|How Vitamins Support Nutrition||Explore the different classifications of vitamins. Find out why vitamins are important and determine their sources. Identify deficiency and toxicity symptoms for vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, niacin and B12, among others. Examine the risks and benefits of vitamin supplements.|
|Anatomy of the Digestive System||Explore the anatomy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Review functions of the large intestine, including water absorption. See how nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine and identify different movements occurring in the small intestine.|
|Nutrient Digestion, Absorption & Transport||Survey the digestion processes for carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and fiber. Find out how nutrients are absorbed in the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Identify common digestive problems.|
|Cell Anatomy & Metabolism||Identify cell functions and get definitions of anabolism and catabolism. Explore the effects of feasting and fasting on cells. Examine processes including substrate-level phosphorylation, glycogenesis and lipogenesis. Discover what happens during protein synthesis and alcohol metabolism.|
|Weight Management & Energy Needs||Evaluate the obesity epidemic and identify the risks associated with being overweight. Identify some of the factors that contribute to obesity and get strategies for maintaining a healthy weight. Learn methods for determining energy use and body fat content.|
|Eating Disorders: Risk to Nutrition||Investigate historical views on eating disorders. Evaluate treatment methods for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and night eating. Scrutinize risk factors for eating disorders and strategies for reducing their development.|
|Physical Activity & Nutrition||Recognize how glycogen, blood glucose, fat, and protein help meet energy needs during different types of physical activity. Learn how to estimate the calorie needs and nutrient requirements for an athlete as well as what nutrients support physical activity. Assess the importance of drinking water during exercise and find out which foods and supplements can help optimize athletic performance.|
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What to Expect For the Exam
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
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|Completed the entire Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
Please complete all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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