HUMAN NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (NHM)
Professor Olivia W. Kendrick, Department Head
Office: 206 Doster Hall
NHM 101 Introduction to Human Nutrition. Three hours.
Introduction to principles of the science of nutrition, with implications for and applications to food selection for individuals of all ages.
NHM 105 Personal Nutrition. Three hours.
Discussion and application of nutrition as it relates to personal health.
An overview of the professions in nutrition and dietetics. Course includes guest speakers and lectures.
Application of principles of basic nutrition to each stage of the life cycle. Emphasis is on the relationship of nutrition to growth, development, and health.
NHM 210 Dynamics of Weight Control. Three hours.
Analysis of interaction of nutrition and exercise in weight control. Techniques for measuring energy needs, estimating body composition, applying nutrition principles to weight control, and evaluating popular diet and exercise programs.
NHM 253 Food Science. Three hours.
Relation of food composition and structure to food preparation. One lecture, two laboratories.
NHM 305 Vegetarian Nutrition. Three hours.
This course will provide students with an introduction to vegetarian nutrition, including background information on general nutrition. This course will also cover a vegetarian diet’s role in disease prevention, courses of plant-based nutrients, vegetarian diets throughout the life cycle, food policy, and how to implement vegetarian diets into different areas of dietetic practice.
This course is designed to address nutrition issues related to exercise and athletic performance.
Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, and protein with emphasis on homeostatic regulation in health and disease.
Physiological and chemical basis of nutrient needs.
Principles of nutrition assessment, including interviewing and nutrition care plans. Application of principles to selected stages of the life cycle.
Study of pathophysiology and medical nutrition therapy for specific disease conditions.
NHM 366 Supervised Practice in Medical Nutrition Therapy I. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
Corequisite: NHM 365.
Supervised clinical dietetics experience applying NHM 365 coursework.
NHM 372 Introduction to Food Systems Management. Three hours.
Course includes theories, functions, and principles of management and tools for decision making. Offered in the fall semester.
Principles, methods, and techniques used in purchasing food and equipment. Analysis of layout and design and of techniques used in evaluating work flow. Principles and techniques used in managing sanitation, safety, and security functions in food service.
Theory and techniques of quantity food production and service. Application of theory through management of a student-operated cafeteria.
NHM 390 Supervised Practice in Food-Service Management I. Three hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, NHM 372, NHM 373, and NHM 374; or permission of department head.
This directed individual study is designed to bridge the gap between the student’s quantity foods laboratory course and the senior food service management supervised practice. Students will be placed in commercial health-care food service operations.
NHM 395 Introduction to Research in Food and Nutrition. One hour.
Prerequisites: NHM 101 and NHM 201, or permission of instructor.
Basic research designs will be introduced and their applications in the broad areas of practice in dietetics will be discussed. Students will learn to use the Evidence Based Library of the American Dietetics Association Web site. Student membership in the American Dietetic Association is a requirement of this course.
NHM 401 Nutrition for Health Professionals. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Eight hours of biological sciences.
Covers the practical application of principles of normal nutrition (including the nutritive value of foods) and introduces nutrition for persons with health problems. Primarily for students pursuing careers in health care.
Focuses on counseling skills and selected counseling theories as they apply to nutrition counseling. Incorporates principles of education in teaching nutrition to various populations.
Chemical and physical factors affecting food preparation; experimental methods applied to food preparation problems. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered in the fall semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Nutrition assessment of individuals and groups; provision of nutrition services in the community. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
NHM 464 Supervised Practice in Community Nutrition. One hour.
Corequisites: NHM 463 and admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
Experiences that include nutrition assessment and counseling and delivery of nutrition services in the community.
Continuation of NHM 365. Basic principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition support, as well as advanced medical nutrition therapy for critical care.
NHM 466 Supervised Practice in Medical Nutrition Therapy II. Three hours.
Corequisites: NHM 465 and admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
Supervised clinical dietetics experience applying NHM 465 coursework.
Application of the principles of clinical nutrition for the older adult during supervised practice in health care facilities specializing in long term care and under the direct supervision of a registered dietitian. This clinical rotation addresses the nutritional assessment and management of physiological and psychosocial changes, diseases, and environmental factors affecting the nutritional needs of older adults. Students will learn strategies and tools to provide good quality of nutrition care to older adults at different levels of health and functional status. Graduates will demonstrate expertise in the provision of nutrition care to this population. Case studies and critical review of research articles will be incorporated into the course to strengthen clinical practical skills.
NHM 468 Practicum in Nutrition and Food Services. One to five hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Planned professional experience working in nutrition and/or food services. Usually in a medical care environment.
Through lectures and class discussions, the theory, functions, and principles of management are applied. Emphasis is on personnel and financial management, problem solving, decision making, and systems analysis.
NHM 476 Supervised Practice in Food-Service Systems Management II. Two hours.
Corequisites: NHM 475 and admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
Supervised practice in an institutional food service setting applying NHM 475 coursework.
Conduct a research project using appropriate research methods, ethical procedures, and statistical analysis to culminate in the execution of a program for a target population. Develop and implement a curriculum; adhere to budget constraints, and implement a marketing plan, utilizing web-based messages and social media.
NHM 490 Directed Individual Study. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Individual study in nutrition or food service management.
Individual professional study in management, clinical, or community dietetics. Requirement of 160 clock hours spent in assigned site. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
NHM 492 Preparing for Dietetic Internship.
Prerequisites: Admitted into the DPD Program, Nutrition major or permission of the instructor.
Prepares students to apply successfully for a dietetic internship. Students will learn to evaluate internship options relevant to their strengths and become fully acquainted with the internship application and selection process.
NHM 494 RISE Practicum: Nutritional and Developmental Disabilities. One to five hours.
Individual study in nutritional assessment of preschool children with developmental disabilities. Students will apply theories learned while working with children at RISE.
NHM 495 Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition. Two hours.
Discussion of current topics and research in the areas of nutrition and institution management and the related professional organizations. Offered in the spring semester.
NHM 499 Undergraduate Research. Three hours.
Under faculty supervision, the student designs an investigation; collects and analyzes data; and prepares a written report and seminar on the research project.