Fall 2020 Instruction Modes

Due to the current pandemic situation, all nutrition courses will be available via remote instruction, with limited exceptions (see below regarding research/independent study and dietetic internship coursework for exceptions).  In an effort to dispel any confusion related to CWRU's changes to the fall 2020 academic calendar and course instruction modes in SIS, we are explaining the instruction mode for each of our courses and any special features here.  Please note that this page refers only to courses offered by the Nutrition Department.  For information on other departments' courses, please contact those departments directly.

While all nutrition courses, aside from research/independent study and dietetic internship courses, will be available via remote instruction, 67% of undergraduate courses and 70% of graduate courses will have an optional in-person component.  All full-time teaching faculty who are teaching fall 2020 courses have been professionally trained in online instruction.  88% of our full-time faculty have received or been nominated for awards in research, education, mentoring, and advising.

Please refer to the university's Health Updates page for the most up-to-date information on CWRU's COVID-19 response.

This page was last updated on August 6, 2020 and will be updated as more information becomes available.  If you have any questions, please send an email to nutrition@case.edu.

In-Person Courses*

These courses will meet primarily in-person until November 20, 2020, but will have the option for remote, synchronous participation for students who are not able to be on-campus due to travel restrictions or are instructed not to come to campus by the online daily health assessment unless otherwise noted. After November 20, the remainder of class meetings and finals will be conducted remotely.  Please review President Snyder's June 11 message to campus for more information regarding the modified academic calendar for fall 2020.

*The university administration continues to monitor pandemic conditions on an ongoing basis.  If public health officials determine that further restrictions are necessary, in-person classes may be transitioned to fully-remote.

NTRN 201-Nutrition (section 101 only) | TuTh 10-11:15 a.m. | Lindsay Malone, MS, RN, CSO, LD

This section of NTRN 201 will not have a remote option.  Students interested in taking NTRN 201 online should instead register for section 100.  More information is available in the Online Courses section below.

NTRN 436-Pediatric Nutrition | W 5:15-8:00 p.m. | Jodi Wolff, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FACCPDM

NTRN 460-Sports Nutrition | MW 5:30-6:45 p.m. | Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND and Kristyen Tomcik, PhD

Online Courses

Online courses will be conducted entirely remotely, either via synchronous Zoom meetings or via asynchronous, recorded lectures on Canvas.

NTRN 200-Case Cooks: Ethnic Eats | Asynchronous | Brittany Cermak, MS, RDN, LD and Gretchen Spetz, MS, RDN, LD

NTRN 200H-Case Cooks: Healthy Lifestyles | Asynchronous | Brittany Cermak, MS, RDN, LD and Gretchen Spetz, MS, RDN, LD

NTRN 201-Nutrition (section 100 only) | Asynchronous | David Cavallo, PhD, MPH, RDN

All lectures for this course will be conducted asynchronously throughout the semester. All assessments and exams will be conducted remotely.

Students interested in taking NTRN 201 in-person should instead register for section 101.  More information is available in the In-Person Courses section above.

NTRN 300-Healthy Lifestyles as Preventive Medicine | TuTh 1-2:15 p.m. | Catherine Rogers-McManus, PhD, RDN, LD

This course will meet virtually twice a week through live, synchronous Zoom sessions at its scheduled class time.

NTRN 320-Women's Wellness | TuTh 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Catherine Rogers-McManus, PhD, RDN, LD

This course will meet virtually twice a week through live, synchronous Zoom sessions at its scheduled class time.

NTRN 328-Child Nutrition, Development and Health | TuTh 10-11:15 a.m. | Catherine Rogers-McManus, PhD, RDN, LD

This course will meet virtually twice a week through live, synchronous Zoom sessions at its scheduled class time.

NTRN 342L-Food Science Lab | WF 2:15-5:15 p.m. | James Swain, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Weekly sessions provided using Zoom at regular lab time/day on most days. Instructional videos, assignments, etc. placed on Canvas. Other Zoom sessions include weekly Q&As, review sessions, group activities, etc. May be completed fully online, asynchronously.

NTRN 397-SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar | TuTh 10-11:15 a.m. | Danny Manor, PhD

This class will meet virtually via Zoom at regular course days and times. Zoom session recordings and other materials will be available on Canvas. Additional Zoom sessions will include weekly office hours and individual or team support, as needed. Class may also be completed fully online, asynchronously.

NTRN 398-Senior Capstone Experience | W 11:40 a.m.-2:10 p.m. | Rosa Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Fully remote synchronous class meetings which include both lecture and "hands on" work time.  Opportunities will be provided for small groups to meet with the instructor online throughout the semester or POSSIBLY in person outdoors early in the semester.

NTRN 401-Nutrition for Community and Healthcare Professionals | Asynchronous | Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Fully asynchronous online class. Conference or zoom calls are scheduled 4 times during the semester and are not mandatory.

NTRN 435-Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation | F 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rosanna Watowicz, PhD, RDN, LD

Fully remote with weekly synchronous meetings at regularly-scheduled class time.

NTRN 441-Human Lactation | W 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Stephanie Merlino, MS, RDN, LD

NTRN 452-Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism | TuTh 4-5:15 p.m. | Colleen Croniger, PhD

NTRN 459-Diabetes Prevention and Management | TuTh 1-2:15 p.m. | Tamara Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND

This course will meet virtually through live, synchronous Zoom sessions at its scheduled class time. Sessions will be recorded for students unable to attend live due to time zone constraints. For those outside of the US, arrangements will be made for a once weekly meeting at a mutually agreeable time to ensure complete understanding of content presented and that student questions are answered. There will be periodic short, pre-recorded lectures that students will need to view in order to be prepared for the live discussion or activity, but most content will be presented in the live Zoom sessions.

NTRN 470A-Nutrient Drug Interactions: Introduction | Asynchronous | Paul Ernsberger, PhD

NTRN 470B-Nutrient Drug Interactions: Pharmacology | Asynchronous | Paul Ernsberger, PhD

NTRN 470C-Nutrient Drug Interactions: Clinical Applications | Asynchronous | Paul Ernsberger, PhD

NTRN 529-Nutritional Epidemiology for Evidence-Based Practice | Asynchronous | Cheryl Thompson, PhD

This class has been a fully asynchronous online class for the last few years and will continue being so.  All content is assigned and due on a weekly basis, but the times you log in and complete the lectures, discussions and activities are at your discretion.  There will be synchronous office hours/review session at least once a week, to give students a chance to review material as well interact with each other and the instructor, but these will be at various times to accommodate all and are not mandatory.

Hybrid/Blended Courses

Hybrid or blended courses will have a combination of in-person and online instruction.  Accommodations will be made for all students unable to be present on campus.

NTRN 342-Food Science | M 2:15-4:05 p.m. | James Swain, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

This class will meet virtually via Zoom at regular course time/day. Lectures/recordings and other materials will be placed on Canvas. Optional in-person student/group activities, following all guidelines. Other Zoom sessions include weekly Q&As, review sessions, group activities, etc. Class may also be completed fully online, asynchronously.

NTRN 362/462-Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism | TuTh 4-5:15 p.m. | Home Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND and Justin Fiutem, MS, EIM Credentialed, CSCS, CEP, RCEP

This class will meet virtually twice per week via Zoom sessions at regular course time/day. Readings, lectures/recordings and other materials will be placed on Canvas. Optional in-person student/group activities are being considered, following all guidelines. Other Zoom sessions include weekly Q&As, review sessions, group discussions, etc. Quizzes and exams will be remote using Lockdown Browser/Respondus Monitor in Canvas.

NTRN 363-Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals | TuTh 2:30-3:45 p.m. | James Swain, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

This class will meet virtually via Zoom at regular course time/day. Lectures/recordings and other materials will be placed on Canvas. Optional in-person student/group activities, following all guidelines. Other Zoom sessions include weekly Q&As, review sessions, group activities, etc. Class may also be completed fully online, asynchronously.

NTRN 433-Advanced Human Nutrition I | TuTh 2:30-3:45 p.m. | James Swain, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

This class will meet virtually via Zoom at regular course time/day. Lectures/recordings and other materials will be placed on Canvas. Optional in-person student/group activities, following all guidelines. Other Zoom sessions include weekly Q&As, review sessions, group activities, etc. Class may also be completed fully online, asynchronously.

NTRN 550A-Advanced Community Nutrition | Asynchronous | David Cavallo, PhD, MPH, RDN

All lectures for this course will be conducted asynchronously throughout the semester. All assessments and exams will be conducted remotely. Enrolled students will be broken down into 4 small cohorts of 3-4 students as teams working on the major grant writing assignment. Each small cohort will attend five, 45-minute in-person sessions throughout the semester where the major grant writing assignment and lecture content will be discussed. One of these cohorts (or more if needed) will be reserved for students who are not on campus and sessions will be conducted remotely for this cohort. Sessions will be conducted during the scheduled class time.

Dietetic Internship Courses

The program directors will communicate directly with students in the Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship and first-year students in the Combined Dietetic Internship/Masters Degree Program to provide information about course instruction modes and registration plans.

Research and Independent Study Courses

Students participating in research or independent study courses (i.e., NTRN 371, NTRN 390, NTRN 601, and NTRN 602) should work with their research mentors to establish meeting and lab work plans, as applicable.  Any arrangements must be in compliance with CWRU policies.