- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 156
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you're planning on taking the TECEP Science of Nutrition exam, you can get ready quickly and efficiently with this comprehensive test prep course. The course can be completed at your own pace, and it offers short lessons and quizzes that cover all of the concepts on which you'll be tested.
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About This Course
Earn three college credits in nutrition from Thomas Edison State University (TESU) in about two weeks by using this course to get ready for the TECEP Science of Nutrition exam. Our self-paced course uses video lessons and articles to provide you the fastest way to prepare for the exam and help you earn your degree from TESU faster. Some other colleges may also accept the credits earned by passing the TECEP exam, but this varies by institution.
Inside this course you will find all of the key topics covered within a one-semester science of nutrition class, including diet planning principles, metabolic processes, and sports nutrition. Discover information about proteins, such as how vegetarians eat proteins when they don't eat meat. Our short and engaging lessons make it fun to review nutrition concepts, which can help you retain more information.
Syllabus & Course Information
After you complete the TECEP Science of Nutrition course, you will have accomplished the following objectives. These objectives are tied directly to the concepts tested on the TECEP nutrition exam. To verify that you are ready for the TECEP test, take our final exam after you finish the course.
- Review the USDA and Health and Human Services dietary guidelines and learn about the DRI values.
- Learn how to read nutritional facts labels and how to find reliable sources of nutritional information. Explore the elements of a vegetarian diet and learn about the pros and cons of popular diet plans.
- 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.
- Explore the six nutrient classes and their functions.
- Examine energy- yielding nutrients, organic nutrients and inorganic nutrients.
- Review the structure and function of carbohydrates.
- Find out what happens when too many carbohydrates are consumed and learn why fiber is beneficial to the body.
- Distinguish between the four classes of lipids and the different types of lipoproteins.
- 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 the anatomy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.
- See how nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine and discuss autonomic nervous system controls of the stomach.
- 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.
- Biochemistry for nutrition
- Identify cell functions and ge