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BA Nutrition

A major in nutrition brings together all aspects of consumption and use of food. Key areas of study include the biochemical reactions important to utilization of nutrients and food constituents, the impact of diet on health and disease, and nutrition-related policy and public health issues.

The learning outcomes:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze data and interpret results in the nutritional sciences
  • Students will be able to determine nutritional status of individuals in various life-cycle stages and/or with nutrition-related chronic diseases by applying knowledge of metabolism and nutrient functions, food sources and physiologic systems
  • Students will be able to search for, critique and effectively communicate nutrition information
  • Students will describe social, multiethnic or environmental dimensions within nutrition and the life sciences

Total Program Required Credits: 120 Credits

  • Core Courses Credits (30 Credits)
  • Elective courses Credits (60 Credits)
  • General Education Credits (30 Credits)

 

Core Courses

BIO 101 - An Introduction to the Biology of Organisms
BIO 120 - Introduction to Microbiology | 3 credits
CHM 130 - General Chemistry I | 3 credits
NFS 203 - Nutrition & Health | 3 credits
NFS 213 - Introduction to Food Science | 3 credits
NFS 323 - Human Nutrition | 3 credits
NFS 344 - Clinical Nutrition 1 | 3 credits
NFS 354 - Clinical Nutrition 2 | 3 credits
NFS 402 - Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals | 3 credits
NFS 430 - Nutrition and Metabolic Control of Disease | 3 credits

Electives Courses

CHM 124 - Organic Chemistry I | 3 credits
CHM 222 - Organic Chemistry II | 3 credits
NFS 423 - Macronutrient Metabolism | 3 credits
NFS 421 - Human Nutrition: Micronutrients | 3 credits
NFS 350 - Nutrition and Food Service Management | 3 credits
NFS 416 - Food Laws/Regulations | 3 credits
NFS 250 - Nutrition and Disease | 3 credits
NFS 380 - Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry | 3 credits
NFS 360 - Food and Beverage Biotechnology | 3 credits
NFS 355 - Science Communication and Methodology | 3 credits
NFS 328 - Physiological Sciences 1 | 3 credits
NFS 329 - Physiological Sciences 2 | 3 credits
NFS 331 - Nutritional Physiology | 3 credits
NFS 348 - Food Processing | 3 credits
NFS 345 - The Dynamics of Health Care Practice | 3 credits
NFS 340 - Understanding Healthy Communities | 3 credits
NFS 239 - Medicinal Foods | 3 credits
NFS 346 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1 | 3 credits
NFS 347 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 | 3 credits
NFS 237 - Health Psychology | 3 credits
SCS 222 - Psychology of Substance Abuse | 3 credits
NFS 364 - International Practical Experience | 3 credits
NFS 373 - Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry | 3 credits
NFS 299 - Physiological life Sciences | 3 credits
SCI 102 - Genetics | 3 credits
NFS 199 - Nutrition for Modern Living | 3 credits
NFS 189 - Nutrition: A Lifespan Approach | 3 credits
NFS 294 - Food Processing and Engineering | 3 credits
POLI 288 - Global Policies and Food Safety | 3 credits
NFS 288 - Nutrition and Aging | 3 credits
NFS 284 - Nutrition and Physical Activity | 3 credits
NFS 300 - Food and Conflict | 3 credits
NFS 302 - Food Production Management | 3 credits
NFS 303 - Exercise, Nutrition & Wellness | 3 credits
NFS 433 - Nutritional counseling | 3 credits
NFS 455 - Nutrition for Special Population | 3 credits
NFS 452 - Nutritional assessment | 3 credits
NFS 229 - Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety | 3 credits
NFS 212 - Biochemistry | 3 credits
NFS 460 - Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice | 3 credits
NFS 466 - Trends in Food Product Development | 3 credits

General Education

ENG 101 - Critical Reading and Writing | 3 credits
ENG 110 - Writing in Organizations | 3 credits
PSY 106 - Introduction to Psychology | 3 credits
Math 206 - Introduction to Mathematical Logic | 3 credits
COMP 101 - Introduction to Computer Science | 3 credits
COMP 202 - Management Information Systems | 3 credits
COMM 106 - Interpersonal Communication | 3 credits
PHIL 102 - Critical Thinking | 3 credits
PHIL 201 - Professional Ethics | 3 credits
POLI 100 - Introduction to International Politics | 3 credits

 

Applications are processed on a rolling basis and applicants are usually informed of the admissions decision within a few weeks of the time the completed application is received.

Candidates for admission should request an application from the Office of Admissions or complete the online application. Admissions counselors are available to answer questions and offer assistance to prospective students. We welcome all students regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or disability.

Admissions decisions are based on the following criteria:

A completed application will include:

  • An official high school transcript
  • Teacher or counselor recommendation
  • A 250-word, untimed essay
  • Students who have not completed four years of high school should have an official GED record forwarded to the Admissions Office

Transfer Students

We recognize the special needs of transfer students and welcomes applications from students who are considering transferring to our school. Students are admitted from other accredited junior and senior colleges and universities, provided that they are in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of transfer. Courses assigned a grade of C or better will be reviewed for transfer credit, however transfer credit is evaluated individually by the dean of each division. High school records and college transcripts sent to the Admissions Office must be official and complete.

International Students

International students are a valued part of our student body. International students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit the results of their TOEFL examination or to take AVU English Language assessment test in addition to the above requirements.

* AVU reserves the right to accept students on a conditional basis if one or more of the above mentioned requirements are not met upon admission. However, any deficiencies must be remedied within four months from the program start date.

American Vision University was founded with a vision of making exceptional quality education affordable and convenient for students who are juggling career/family obligations. We abide by that vision strongly even today and this is the sole reason why we are able to offer unmatched value of education at an extremely affordable fee that stays the same

Tuition Fees:
Bachelor tuition fee per credit: $200.00 USD
120 credits are required to complete the program
Total tuition fees: $24,000 USD (4 years)

Payment Options

Full Tuition Payment:
The student has the option to pay for the degree program in a single payment by the date of registration. If this is not possible, a financial plan is available.

Term-by-Term Payment Plan:
This option offer students a way to make four equal payments over the course of the semester. The first payment will be taken at the time of enrollment. The three remaining payments are automatically withdrawn from the students account in equal installments over the course of the semester and are scheduled by/with the Enrollment Advisor. This plan offers for students to finance their education while earning their degree. By avoiding college student loans, students can ideally graduate with zero debt.

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
  • We also accept cash payment upfront and in full for your registered courses
  • We accept bank wire transfers. Wire fees may apply, please check with your bank. Student Accounts Department can provide the SWIFT details.

 
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