Science of Nutrition

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Science of Nutrition

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    The Science of Nutrition covers elements of nutrition and factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutritional status. The course enables students to conceptualize connections between nutrition science and allied sciences such as basic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology in discussions such as the scientific method of investigation as a means of understanding nutrition. Emphasis is placed on the use of scientific evidence to determine nutrient needs, compare procedures for testing the validity of possible explanations for a hypothesis related to nutrient needs, and critically evaluate the type of nutrition information gained from animal experiments versus human experiments. Additional costs will only include public transportation within the area of Valencia during class excursions.

Course Disclaimer

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Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.