New Offerings

Practicum Announcement

The Department of Nutrition is accepting applications for the Metabolism, Exercise physiology and Nutrition Research (MENtoR) practicum* opportunity, which is offered in coordination with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University.  The goal of this practicum is to provide nutrition students with a diverse range of experiences and mentorship in Metabolism, Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition Research. The activities included will provide full immersion into clinical-translational research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  Senior-level undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition may apply here.  For more information, please email nutrition@case.edu.

*The Practicum Program is a 0 credit experiential learning program at CWRU.

Course Announcements

NTRN 200 Case Cooks: Ethnic Eats will now meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

NTRN 439 Food Behavior: Physiological, Psychological and Environmental Determinants will now be offered during the fall instead of the spring.

New Nutrition Courses

Spring 2019

NTRN 337/437 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies
Prerequisites: NTRN 201 or consent of instructor
How do we help someone make a dietary behavior change, such as choosing a side salad instead of fries when eating a hamburger? Yes, it is a very challenging task and most often, providing just nutrition education is not sufficient. Therefore, the focus of this course is to prepare students for their future career by providing fundamental knowledge about human decision making and developing communication skills that can help improve others nutritional well-being. In addition, the course will critically evaluate and interpret nutrition information for the consumer.  Changes in food marketing and sources of nutrition information for consumers over the past five decades will be analyzed and discussed.  Furthermore, the impact of nutrition labeling, the food industry and food marketing on the dietary intake of Americans and various demographic groups in the U.S. will be studied.

NTRN 340 Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health
No Prerequisites
Environmental changes impact humans worldwide, with an influence lasting many generations into the future. An in-depth understanding of the interplay between food systems - global food production, distribution, and selection - and environment and sustainability issues, as related to human nutrition, health, and well-being has never been more important. This course will provide an in-depth analysis regarding how food systems and the environment are interconnected in a multitude of ways. Additionally, the course will examine how issues of sustainability effect food production, distribution, and quality. Further, how environmental and sustainability issues directly affect the nutritive qualities of foods. Course topics initially include a review of environmental factors impacting food systems, types of sustainable food systems, historical perspectives, and aspects of human nutrition. Once students master the initial concepts, then into more detailed topics related to production approaches, biotechnology, soil/water quality, and food security on a local, national, and global level will be studied.

Fall 2018

NTRN 200 Case Cooks: Ethnic Eats
No Prerequisites
This half-semester cooking class focuses on exploring cultural diversity in a way that everyone can relate to while also incorporating healthy, simple, budget friendly cooking skills. Course is geared towards the beginner skill level.

NTRN 300 Healthy Lifestyles as Preventative Medicine I
No Prerequisites
This course will focus on learning the key components of these healthy lifestyle principles and developing the skills necessary to practice and advocate a healthy lifestyle.

NTRN 441 Human Lactation
Prerequisites: NTRN 363 or NTRN 433 or NTRN 401 or Requisites Not Met permission.
This course explores the complexities and importance of human milk and breastfeeding. Using lectures, group discussion, and experiential learning we will explore the following topics: nutrition and development in the breastfeeding infant/mother dyad; the physiology of breastfeeding; maternal and infant disease states and their effects on breastfeeding; common pathologies in breastfeeding; pharmacology and breastfeeding;psychological, social, and cultural issues and breastfeeding; clinical skills and techniques in advising the breastfeeding mother; public health,ethical, and legal issues in breastfeeding and breastfeeding advocacy; current research topics in breast milk and breastfeeding; and options for certification in lactation education.

New Undergrad Offerings in Nutrition

Minor in Sports Nutrition

Nutrition majors are not eligible for this minor.  Non Nutrition majors may only take one minor: either Minor in Nutrition or Minor in Sports Nutrition.

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 361 Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia 3
NTRN 362 Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism 3
NTRN 363 Human Nutrition I 3
NTRN 388 Seminar in Sports Nutrition 3
Total Units:   15

Minor in Nutrition

Nutrition majors are not eligible for this minor. Non Nutrition majors may only take one minor: either Minor in Nutrition or Minor in Sports Nutrition.

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns 3
Nine credits selected from the following 9
NTRN 300 Healthy Lifestyles as Preventive Medicine  
NTRN 328 Child Nutrition, Development of Health  
NTRN 341 Food Science  
NTRN 342 Food as Medicine: How what we eat influences how we feel, think, and our health status  
NTRN 351 Food Service Systems Management  
NTRN 360 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical  
NTRN 361 Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia  
NTRN 362 Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism  
NTRN 363 Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals  
NTRN 364 Human Nutrition II: Vitamins  
NTRN 365 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology  
NTRN 366 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications  
NTRN 367 Nutrition Strategies and Wellness Programming  
NTRN 388 Seminar in Sports Nutrition  
Total Units   15