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Undergraduate Courses

 

NTR 10 Nutrition

In this course, students learn about the role of nutrition in improving health and applying these ideas to developing a healthy eating pattern. They will understand how food choices and physical activity contribute to total well-being.
Open to Non-Majors only.
Fall, 3 credit

NTR 16 Cultural & Social Aspects of Food

This course examines the role of culture and society as determinants of food preferences and eating patterns. Particular attention is paid to the influences on the food ways of ethnic groups of the New York Metropolitan and Long Island areas. Emphasis is on developing sensitivity to different ethnic groups.
Fall, Spring, 3 credits

NTR 16L Cultural & Social Aspects of Food Laboratory

In this course, students will prepare traditional dishes from different cuisines around the world. The foods lab experience will include food tastings and discussions about ingredients used to create region-specific dishes.
Fall, Spring, 1 credit

NTR 21 Introductory Food Science

A fundamental course about foods that concentrates on the chemical and physical properties affecting the handling, preparation and storage of food. Also includes the effect of microorganisms on the storage, preparation, preservation, processing and serving of food.
Co-requisite of CHM 3 is required.
Fall, Spring, 3 credits

NTR 21L Introductory Food Science Laboratory

Course Description: NTR 21L is a laboratory course that accompanies the lecture course NTR 21. Lab exercises are completed in which students prepare foods and observe the chemical and physical properties that affect the product. Students gain experience in fundamental food preparation and critique foods using learned evaluation techniques.
Co-requisite of CHM 3 is required.
Fall, Spring 1 credit

NTR 23 Institutional Food Service Management I

An introduction to the administrative aspects of food service institutions. The basic management principles required to operate a food service in any type of institution.
Pre-requisite or co-requisite of BMS 90 is required
Spring, 3 credits

NTR 24 Institutional Food Service Management II

The principles of food service management including organizational design, leadership qualities, personnel management, financial considerations, and kitchen design are addressed. Field trips and guest speakers are included to acquaint the student with various types of food service facilities and management styles.
Pre-requisite of NTR 23 is required.
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 99 Independent Study

This course is an independent study which requires approval of the Department Chairperson.
1 or 2 credits

NTR 100 Concepts in Nutrition

An in-depth view of the six nutrients required for normal healthy metabolism. Emphasis will be placed on nutrient interaction in digestion, absorption, transport, and metabolism.
Pre-requisite of BIO 8 and co-requisite of CHM 3 are required.
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 101 Contemporary Nutrition Strategies

The selection of an adequate diet using knowledge of a variety of dietary standards. These standards as well as nutrient needs will be incorporated into the planning of diets during the life cycle for pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, the middle-aged and the elderly.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 is required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Spring, 3 credits

NTR 200 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition

This course provides an in-depth examination of human nutrition and metabolism with emphasis on the interrelationships of nutrients and metabolism based on the principles of biochemistry. Current research issues will be discussed.
Pre-requisites of NTR 101 and CHM 71 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Spring, Summer, 3 credits

NTR 201 Practicum in Nutrition (elective)

Based on a student’s individual interests, a field site and special project are selected for a 90 hour practical experience. A designated faculty member serves as liaison between the field site and the student.
Pre-requisites of NTR 24, 211 and co-requisite of NTR 212 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 202 Research Methodology

Introduction to the scientific method of problem-solving. Identification of the research process in nutrition. Development of the practical tools for the interpretation and application of research findings. A research proposal will be completed.
Pre-requisites of NTR, 101, 211, MTH 19 or 40 or ECO 72 and co-requisite of NTR 212 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, Spring 4 credits

NTR 206 Nutrition Communication

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the nutrition student with an overview of oral, written, and technical skills necessary for successful communication and education of patients, the public and allied health professionals. Skills in patient interviewing and counseling will be introduced.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 is required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 210 Community and Professional Nutrition Issues

A look at Nutrition Monitoring in the US and the integral components necessary to develop effective programs and services to improve the nutrition and health for all segments of society. Needs assessment, legislation, public policy, program development, monitoring and evaluation will be addressed. Ethics of care will be included. Professional development issues and credentialing will be discussed.
Prerequisite of NTR 101 is required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 211 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence covering the pathophysiology and medical nutrition therapy for specific disorders and diseases. In this initial semester, the cause, prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions such as liver disease, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease will be examined. Nutritional assessment techniques will be introduced to evaluate dietary, biochemical and anthropometric changes that relate to nutrition and disease processes. Case problems and studies are incorporated into the course to develop clinical practice skills.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 and co-requisite of NTR 101 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, Spring 3 credit

NTR 212 Medical Nutrition Therapy II

This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence covering the pathophysiology and medical nutrition therapy for specific disorders and diseases. In this second semester, the causes, prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions such as pulmonary disorders, kidney disease, anemias and cancer will be examined. Clinical skills related to interpreting laboratory values and to planning enteral/parenteral nutrition care will also be addressed as will documentation in the medical record and the nutrition care process. Case problems and studies are incorporated into the course to develop clinical practice skills.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 and co-requisite of NTR 212L are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, Spring 3 credits

NTR 212L Medical Nutrition Therapy Laboratory

Course Description: Theory and concepts from Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) I and II are applied through a variety of methods such as nutrition assessment, care plans, chart notes, and case studies. Practical application of tools and techniques used for assessment and management of nutritional status will be covered.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 and co-requisite of NTR 212 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Fall, Spring 1 credit

NTR 215 Energy and Exercise

A discussion of energy needs and factors affecting energy requirements; development and treatment of obesity; characteristics and treatment of eating disorders; nutritional needs and recommendations during physical exercise.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 and co-requisite of NTR 101 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Spring, 3 credits

NTR 221 Food Technology Trends

Course Description: An overview of food legislation, regulations and policies. Issues related to food production and sustainability of the food supply. A discussion of factors leading to the deterioration of food. Methods of food preservation including irradiation, canning, refrigeration, freezing, drying of foods and fermentation. Nutritional losses and nutrification of foods will be discussed. Other topics of current interest such as biotechnology, phytochemicals, functional foods, alternative sweeteners, fat substitutes, and food packaging will be included.
Pre-requisite of NTR 21 and CHM 4 are required.
Open only to Nutrition majors
Spring, 3 credits

 

Graduate Courses

 

NTR 501 Principles of Nutritional Science

This course examines the basic principles of nutrition, including a detailed look at the micro and macro nutrients and their application to daily living. For students with no previous nutrition course work. Not applicable to the M.S. degree in Nutrition.
On occasion, 3 credits

NTR 503 Recent Trends in Nutrition

Explores current concepts in nutrition, in particular the relationship of food and health. The role of nutrients is discussed with reference to current research issues. Focus is on developing skills necessary to make healthful food choices and to evaluate current research for validity and clinical application.
Pre-requisite of NTR 101 or equivalent is required.
On occasion, 3 credits

NTR 540 Biomedical Statistics

Fundamentals of statistics as applied to medical and biological sciences. Measures of central tendency and variability; theory of sampling; theory of estimation; sample frequency functions; confidence limits; null hypothesis; linear regression and correlation; chi-square test; F-test and analysis of variance; elements of sequential analysis; statistical techniques adapted to laboratory quality control; design of experiments.
Spring, 3 credits

NTR 541 Computer Application in Health Sciences

Introduction to the use of computers in the various fields of health sciences, including a view of microcomputer use. Review of statistical applications for data analysis is also included. Term project. This course is cross-listed as BMS 541 Computer Applications in Health Sciences.
On occasion, 3 credits

NTR 602 Nutritional Assessment

This course is grounded in the nutrition care process with emphasis on the components of nutritional assessment. Dietary assessment methods including 24-hour recall, food records, food frequency questionnaires, and diet history are critiqued. Other methods germane to evaluating nutritional status are examined including clinical assessment (medical history and physical examination), anthropometric and body composition assessment, and biochemical assessment (laboratory values). Nutritional assessment methods are applied to evaluating nutritional status in both individual and population-based assessment.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
Alternate years, 3 credits

NTR 603 Diabetes Management

The pathophysiology, complications and treatment modalities of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes are explored in this course. In addition, effective methods to educate individuals with diabetes are discussed.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
Alternate Spring, 3 credits

NTR 604 Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Changes in nutrition requirements during the human life cycle are examined, particularly as related to growth, development and aging. Psychosocial aspects of food intake are included. Current understanding of special needs, developmental characteristics and risks or issues common to various age groups are examined.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.
Alternate years, 3 credits

NTR 605 Nutrition in Geriatrics

Physiological, psychological, environmental and sociological influences on nutrition among older persons. Emphasis on food intake and nutritional status of older persons in institutionalized and community settings. Geriatric field experience is required.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
Alternate years, 3 credits

NTR 606 Communication and Education Skills in Nutrition

This course will provide the student with interpersonal skills essential for effective nutrition practice. Addresses notable theoretical frameworks for health/nutrition education programs. Program components including needs assessment, performance objectives, implementation strategies, and evaluation. Includes interventions specific to small group patient education.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.
Alternate Spring, 3 credits

NTR 607 Clinical Nutrition

Examines the biochemical and medical background of a wide variety of clinical conditions with specific application to the theory of prevention, the nutritional treatment or management. The procedures followed for the nutritional assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the clients are presented.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
Alternate Spring, 3 credits

NTR 608 Field Experience in Nutrition

On-site clinical experience (75 hours) to be arranged by faculty, considering particular interest of the student.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 is required.
Annually, 3 credits

NTR 609 Advanced Nutrition I

A study of macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, and protein and the interrelationships of these nutrients in human metabolism. Review of recently published research will be included.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 or equivalent and Biochemistry are required.
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 610 Advanced Nutrition II

A detailed discussion of the role of vitamins and minerals in human metabolism and health. A review of recently published research will be incorporated into the course.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 or equivalent and Biochemistry are required.
Spring, 3 credits

NTR 611 Concepts for Nutrition Practice

A course to bridge theory and practice for the dietetic interns as they prepare for clinical practice. Included will be application experiences in medical terminology, charting principles, assessment parameters, and menu preparation. Oral communications and writing guidelines will be reviewed with an emphasis on the integration of computer technology to enhance presentation style.
Co-requisites of NTR 613 and NTR 614 are required.
Only open to DI students.
Fall, 1 credit

NTR 612 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

The specifics of enteral and parenteral nutrition for prevention and treatment of undernutrition. The theoretical components of nutrition support will provide a basis for the recommendation of appropriate feeding regiments for clients.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
Spring, 2 credits

NTR 613/614 DI Clinical Experience I/II

A 1200-hour supervised practical experience to include responsibilities in the areas of clinical nutrition, food service management and community nutrition. Acceptance into the DI program in nutrition is required.
Fall/Spring, 3 credits each

NTR 615/616 DI Clinical Experience Seminar I/II

A seminar supplementing the clinical experience provided in NTR 613/614.
Co-requisite of NTR 613/614 is required.
Only open to DI students.
Fall/Spring, 1 credit each

NTR 617 Weight Control

In-depth review of energy metabolism and the dimensions of obesity, including etiology, appetite regulation, and endocrine factors, various methods of treatment, including behavioral approaches, counseling, and exercise.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.
Spring, Summer, 3 credits

NTR 618 Advanced Energy and Exercise

This course will identify the physiological role of the macronutrients in exercise: aerobic and anaerobic; and the energy systems required for physical activity will be reviewed. Nutrition and exercise prescriptions for athletes will be discussed, as well as techniques needed to conduct body composition and fitness testing.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 or equivalent is required.
Annually, 3 credits

NTR 619 Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

To develop a comprehensive understanding of the role nutrients play in athletic training, exercise/recovery and performance. This class is designed to integrate current scientific knowledge of nutrition and sports with the physiology of exercise/training. Examined components will emphasize micronutrients (vitamin/mineral) and water as related to wellness, physical fitness and sports performance. Students learn optimum nutrition requirements for various sports. Exploration of current peer reviewed research will show sport specific improvement trends. Additionally, performance influencing ergogenic aids and their individual efficiency and effectiveness will be addressed.
Pre-requisite of NTR 100 or equivalent is required.
Annually, 3 credits

NTR 620 Eating Disorders I

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The integration of nutritional, medical and psychological treatments in outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient settings will be emphasized. Current research findings will be incorporated into course work throughout the semester.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.
Alternate years, 3 credits

NTR 621 Eating Disorders II

This course is designed to provide students with a didactic foundation in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and nutrition counseling of patients with eating disorders. The role of the nutritionist in a multidisciplinary treatment team will be emphasized.
Pre-requisite of NTR 620 is required.
Alternate years, 3 credits

NTR 622 Eating Disorders: Programs and Treatment

This 3-credit course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. The integration of nutritional, medical and psychological treatments of eating disorders in outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient settings will be emphasized. A didactic foundation in medical nutrition therapy (MNT), nutrition education and nutrition counseling of patients with eating disorders and disordered eating will be provided, with the role of the nutritionist in a multidisciplinary team emphasized.

Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.

3 credits

NTR 626 Advanced Counseling Skills

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual basis for patient-centered nutrition counseling. Focus on developing non-verbal and verbal skills to understand nutrition-related problems from the patient’s perspective and to engage the patient in problem-solving processes. Skill development progresses from paper and pencil exercises to simulated patient counseling sessions.
Pre-requisite of NTR 211 or equivalent is required.
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 700 Special Problems in Nutrition

Research problem under the guidance of a member of the department faculty. Students may register only once for this course. One 1 or 2 credits, to be determined with the approval of the Department Chair, the Graduate Committee, and mentor.
Open only to matriculated students.
1 or 2 credits

NTR 703 Research Methods

Provides the students with practical tools for the initiation and development of a research proposal. The scientific approach to problem solving, data collection and analysis.
Pre-requisite of Statistics is required.
Fall, 3 credits

NTR 704 Clinical Research Thesis

A clinical research project designed to develop and enhance research skills appropriate to the area of specialization chosen for the MS degree. The research data will be obtained from a health care facility, academic setting, business or industry, community program, or clinical research facility. The collected data will be analyzed and a thesis will be written and presented to the department. Open only to matriculated students with approval by the Department Chair, Graduate Committee, and Mentor.
Pre-requisite of NTR 703 is required.
3 credits

NTR 705R Renal Nutrition

A study of anatomy, pathophysiology and functions of the human kidneys and the effect of kidney disease on nutrient metabolism. The nutrition assessment and management of various disease of the kidney will be examined. Critical view of research articles will be instituted.
Pre-requisite of NTR 212 or equivalent is required.
On occasion, 3 credits

NTR 706 Research Project

This course provides another option for successful completion of MS degree in Medical Biology or Nutrition through the completion of a research project and a comprehensive examination in the specialty.
Pre-requisite of NTR 703 is required.
Open only to matriculated students with approval by the Department Chair, Graduate Committee and Mentor.
3 credits

NTR 707 Preparation of Thesis Proposal
NTR 708 Experimental Research Thesis

Open only to matriculated students with approval by the Department Chair, Graduate Committee and Mentor.
Pre-requisite of NTR 703 is required.
3 credits each