Introduction to Nutrition

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Nutrition

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this subject students will study the major food sources and the functions of macronutrients (energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate) and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Principles of energy balance (energy intake and energy expenditure), basic techniques for assessment of nutrient adequacy of individual diets and simple techniques for assessing body composition will be explored. Students will also be introduced to the Australian Dietary Gguidelines and the use of food guides in assessing the diets of populations, including the principles of a healthy diet for athletes.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.