Nutrition Courses Online

Our nutrition courses online teach you the science behind health and wellness. Learn how to maximize the benefits of eating healthy, making adjustments specific to your individual nutrition needs. You'll live a longer, fuller life as a result.

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Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program  

In this course, you’ll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the 21st century.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Nutrition and Health  

In this course, you’ll examine careers in fitness, sports psychology, massage, and nutrition. You’ll gain an understanding of the credentials and licenses needed to support certain career paths.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define career and credentialing.
  • Identify the components of fitness.
  • Describe food choices, nutrients, and the scientific method.
  • Identify nutrition information.
  • Describe how the body breaks down food and nutrients.
  • Describe how digestion breaks carbohydrates into absorbable units.
Lesson Group 2: The Building Blocks of Nutrition  

In this course, you’ll learn the role of nutrition in health. You’ll study the systems of the body and how they break down food as well as nutritional information about food. Identification of nutrients and their role in health and wellness is key to providing guidelines in the work that you’ll do.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats.
  • Explain the role of protein in the diet.
  • Identify key vitamins and their role in bodily function.
  • Explain the function of water as a macronutrient.
  • Define metabolism and energy balance.
Lesson Group 3: Functional Nutrition  

In this course, you’ll learn the importance of nutrition, hydration, and exercise to wellness. Additionally, you’ll learn the relationship among nutrition, genetics, disease, and obesity. You’ll gain an understanding of maternal and infant nutrition and issues such as food insecurity and foodborne illnesses.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship of nutrition, hydration, and exercise.
  • Explain nutrition and its relationship with obesity, genetics, and disease.
  • Explain maternal and infant nutrition.
  • Summarize the nutritional requirements of children, from toddlers to teens.
  • Discuss food insecurity as a problem for vulnerable groups.
  • Describe the causes of foodborne illnesses.

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Program Description

The Nutrition, Diet and Health Science program is designed to provide students with knowledge of nutritional health and how to identify nutrition information appropriate for all stages of life. Students will learn the relationship between nutrition, coupled with regular exercise, and health.

Program Objectives

After completing the Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the six major classes of nutrients and explain their importance to the healthy functioning of the human body.
  2. Outline nutritional requirements at all stages of life, from infancy through adulthood.
  3. Describe how to identify reliable nutritional information using different dietary standards, recommendations, and recognized industry tools.
  4. Outline the path taken by nutrients as they travel through the body and describe the role of the parts of the body in digestion, absorption, and the removal of waste products.
  5. Describe the benefits of regular physical exercise, including aerobic and anaerobic activities and how nutrition factors into exercise for athletes and other highly active individuals
  6. List and describe the causes of global problems with the food supply and explain ways these issues might be resolved.

Get healthy and live better with our nutrition courses online. Call 1-800-535-1613 or enroll online today.