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12.3.6 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (NHM)
Chair: Dr. Jeannine Lawrence; Office: 401 Russell Hall
Graduate Coordinator for Human Nutrition (NHM): Dr. Linda Knol, Office: 404 Russell Hall
Graduate Coordinator for Restaurant, Hotel, and Meetings Management (RHM): Dr. Kimberly Severt, Office: 417 Russell Hall


NHM 530 Advanced Nutrition Counseling Three hours. 

Prerequisite: HES 509

Advanced skills in nutrition counseling that incorporates behavioral theory and motivational interviewing.

 

NHM 532 Nutrition Counseling and Education. Three hours.

Prerequisites: NHM 560 or permission of the instructor.

Focuses on developing competency in learning-system design: special emphasis on the teaching and counseling of nutrition in various settings.

 

NHM 540 Advanced Nutrition Education Three hours. 

Prerequisite:  HES 509 

Translation of behavioral theory into nutrition education interventions for a target audience.

 

NHM 550 Advanced Community Nutrition Three hours.

Prerequisite:  none

Principles, problems, and programs in community nutrition with an emphasis on community needs assessment.

 

NHM 555 Maternal and Infant Nutrition.  Three hours. 

Prerequisite:   NHM 201

Discussion of the scientific evidence that supports nutrition recommendations that result in optimal health for mothers and infants.  Methods of assessing nutritional status are included.  The impact of food insecurity and obesity on the nutritional status of mothers and their infants will be discussed.   

 

NHM 557 Childhood Obesity. Three hours.
The physiological, genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that predispose children and adolescents to obesity; explores the clinical and public health strategies for treatment and prevention.

NHM 560 Nutrition in the Life Cycle. Three hours.

Human nutritional needs are studied from preconception through older adulthood. Methods of assessing nutritional status are included.

 

NHM 561 Advanced Vitamins and Minerals Metabolism. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry and NHM 362.
Functions of vitamins and minerals in physiological processes.

NHM 562 Metabolism of Energy Nutrients. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry and NHM 362.
Functions of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in physiological processes.

 

NHM 564 Nutrition in Interprofessional Practice.  One hour.

Prerequisite:  NHM 566, NHM 567, or other similar MNT-oriented advanced course, RD status required. 

Corequisite:  NHM 565.

Prepare clinicians to work in interprofessional practice teams to meet the complex and multidimensional needs of patients living in rural populations, with a special emphasis on the effects of multiple chronic conditions.

 

NHM 565  Interdisciplinary Management of Chronic Disease.  Two hours.

Prerequisite:  NHM 566, NHM 567, or other similar MNT-oriented advanced course, RD status required.  Corequisite:  NHM 564.

Train clinicians to work in interprofessional practice teams to meet the complex and multidimensional needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions living in rural areas. 

 

NHM 566 Advanced Clinical Nutrition. Three hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Biochemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and NHM 365.
Critical review of the physiological basis for nutritional management in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hepatic, and renal systems.

NHM 567 Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill.
Three hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite:
NHM 561 or NHM 562 or permission of instructor.
Methods of assessing nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient and of delivering and monitoring enteral and parenteral nutrition are presented.

 

NHM 568 Nutrition and the Older Adult. Three hours.

Prerequisites:  NHM 566 or NHM 567 or permission of instructor.

Methods of assessing nutritional requirements and a review of nutrition and disease topics specifically relevant to the care of the older adult.

NHM 569 Advanced Community Nutrition. Three hours.

Analysis of the structure and function of community nutrition programs.

 

NHM 581 Practicum in Clinical Nutrition. Three to six hours.
Prerequisites:
NHM 566.
Planned clinical practice in specialized areas such as neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, gastroenterology, cardiology, nephrology, and nutrition support service.

NHM 582 Practicum in Community Nutrition.
Three to six hours.
Prerequisite:
NHM 550.
Supervised opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in areas such as nutrition service delivery, program planning, community assessment, and program evaluation.

NHM 587 Integration of Food Systems Management. Three hours.
Current problems in food systems management are presented, with emphasis on theories of management and integration of management functions.

NHM 590 Special Problems in Nutrition. Three to six hours.


NHM 591 Special Problems in Food Science. Three to six hours.

 
NHM 592 Special Problems in Institution Administration. Three to six hours.


NHM 595 Seminar in Nutrition and Food. One hour each semester.

 
NHM 598 Nonthesis Research. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Graduate status and permission of the instructor.
Experimental or analytical investigation of a food or nutrition-related issue.


NHM 599 Thesis Research. One to six hours.

NHM 625 Nutritional Epidemiology. Three hours.
Introduction to the principles of epidemiology and their application to nutrition. This course addresses the role of nutrition in investigating the epidemiology of chronic diseases. The course is intended for students in health-related professions.

NHM 635 Advanced Practicum in Post-Secondary Dietetics Education.  Three to six hours. 

Focuses on developing competency in learning-system design, with special emphasis on dietetics education at the college level.  


NHM 648 Secondary Analysis of Survey Data. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Graduate-level statistics course.
An applied seminar in the secondary analysis of survey data.

NHM 698 Nondissertation Research. Variable credit.
Participation in a cooperative faculty-student research project related to nutrition or food science.

RHM 521 Legal Issues in Hospitality Management. Three hours.
Exploration of legal problems facing the hospitality industry. Legal cases related to restaurants, hotels and meeting facilities are examined.

RHM 570 Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry. Three hours.
An examination of contemporary leadership and management theories and practices used in the hospitality industry.

RHM 571 Management of Human Resources. Three hours.
Seminar exploring significant issues in human resources management within the hospitality industry including labor laws, motivation and other critical issues affecting human performance.

RHM 574 Resources Management for Hospitality Operations. Three hours.
Exploration of financial tools and techniques used in making effective managerial, business and operational decisions in hospitality organizations.

RHM 588 Current Trends in Food Systems Management. Three hours.
An exploration of a variety of issues of importance to effective management of food service operations. Topics vary to meet studentsí interests and issues facing the food service industry.

RHM 592 Special Problems in Hospitality Management. Three to six hours.
Problems related to the operations of hospitality organizations such as hotel, restaurants, clubs and conventions and meeting management facilities.

RHM 596 Seminar in Hospitality Management.
Two hours.
Discussion, reading and exploration of operational issues related to the hospitality industry.


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