Nutrition and Diet Therapy Program is designed for individuals that would like to understand the knowledge behind nutrients and its effect on diet. Major nutrients discussed in this program would be as follows: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein, Vitamins, Water and Minerals. Nutrition during various stages of life will also be discussed such as infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood. Special considerations of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation will also be emphasized. In addition to all the previous topics, controlled and modified diets taking into consideration the fibers, carbohydrates, fat, proteins and minerals in certain diseases will also be discussed in detail. This program is offered online. This is a self-paced course; this means that you can complete this program at your learning pace within the allotted duration of program access.
This program is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their work and person obligations.
At successful completion of the program the student will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.
Nutrition and Diet Therapy Program Content Outline
The student in this program will be learning the following topics:
- Health and Nutrition
- Absorption and Digestion
- Managing Weight
- Mineral and Water
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Nutrition for Pregnancy and Lactation
- Nutrition for Infant, Child and Adolescent
- Nutrition for Adults
- Care with Nutrition
- Diet Drugs
- Nutrition: Enteral and Parenteral
- Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Diet for Gallbladder disease, Malabsorption, Diabetes Mellites, Cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, cancer etc.
- And more….
PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE
PROGRAM KEY DETAILS
1st & 15th of Every Month
Online or Oncampus
PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES
All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.
TEXT TO SPEECH
If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.
Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.
You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.
When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.
Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.
Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.
All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
List factors that affect food choices.
Explain the classes of Nutrients.
Identify the food labels and health goals.
Describe in brief various types of carbohydrates.
Explain blood glucose regulation.
Explain the types of artificial sweeteners.
Explain the difference between trans, saturated, mono-saturated, polyunsaturated fats and its roles in the human body, along with its sources.
Differentiate between good cholesterol vs versus bad cholesterol.
Describe nitrogen balance and structure of protein and its role in the human body.
Understand the difference between high and low quality of proteins available.
Describe the digestion and absorption process of food in the digestive system in the human body.
Explain the concepts and importance of body composition and body weight along with role of metabolism.
Describe overall pattern of obesity and weight management strategies along with its risks and benefits.
Explain the roles and deficiencies of vitamins, water, minerals in the human body.
Describe the role of nutrition in physical fitness.
Explain the nutrition requirements during lactation, pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adulthood etc.
Explain the relationship between illness and nutritional care.
Describe the diet and drug interactions.
Identify patients for enteral and parenteral nutrition.
Identify the concepts and theories of food for upper gastrointestinal disorders.
Identify the concepts and theories of food for lower gastrointestinal disorders.
Describe the mal-absorption related disorders and their diets.
Explain nutritional intervention of liver and gall bladder diseases, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory diseases.
Describe the diet for patients suffering from cancer, and diabetes mellitus.
PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS
At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.
At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.
With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume.
Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.