Integrative and Functional Nutrition Graduate Certificate Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
NUT500 Integrative & Functional Nutrition I (3cr)This course provides an overview of patient-centered clinical knowledge for effective, holistic and integrative nutritional support in and within the field of Nutrition Oncology specific for healthcare professionalsTBD
NUT501 Integrative & Functional Nutrition II (3cr)This course reviews the advanced practice of personalized nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring, with the goals of promoting optimal health and preventing diet-and lifestyle-related disease from the perspective of Nutrition Oncology.Required:
Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. 7/e.
Cengage 2017
ISBN13: 9781305627857
Retail Price: $66.92
NUT512 Nutrition for Mental Health (3cr)This course will review strategies to a client’s dietary needs through effective interviewing, assessing, and counseling. It will also discuss encouraging clients to make and maintain dietary changes utilizing counseling theory and communication techniques.Required:
Probiotics in Mental Health
Colin R. Martin and Derek Larkin
CRC Press; 1/e. (June 15, 2018)
ISBN: 9-781466-573567
Retail Price: $57.39

Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health
Leslie Korn
W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (January 11, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0-393-70994-0
Retail Price: $40.32
GASTP500 Food Ethnography (3cr)This course explores what food ethnography is and how food ethnographers work. Students will learn about food ethnography by reading and discussing its methods and by practicing them. Students will write a research design for an ethnographic project on some aspect of their city, state or country’s multifaceted alternative food system, carry out the research, analyze their data, and write up and orally present the results. Students will learn about and use the methods of participant observation, interviews, photography, food mapping, informant documentation, food logs, and others. They will learn about research ethics. They will pay particular attention to the ways that studying food culture presents unique methods and insights.Required:
Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective, 4/e.
Margaret McWilliams
Pearson (2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0133457988
Retail Price: $28.71 (rent) | $147.49 (new) 
GASTP501 Gastronomy Science (3cr)This course introduces a number of basic scientific principles underpinning the methodology of cooking, food preparation and the enjoyment of food. All topics covered have a strong basis in biology, chemistry, and physics application. Among others, they include the consumption of cooked food, the physiological and evolutionary implication of the senses, geographic and cultural influences on food, and the rationale behind food preparation. We will also discuss issues such as coupling of senses to improve sense stimulation; altering flavor by chemical means; and modification of the coloration to improve the appearance of dishesRequired:
The Science of Cooking
Peter Barham
Springer; 2001 edition (October 4, 2000)
ISBN: 3-540-67466-7
Retail Price: $84.99

Understanding the Science of Food: Molecules to Mouthfeel
Sharon Croxford and Emma Stirling
Routledge; 1 edition (July 26, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1-76029-606-3
Retail Price: $30.61
GASTP505 Food & The Senses (3cr)Sensory analysis (or sensory evaluation) is a scientific discipline that applies principles of experimental design and statistical analysis to the use of human senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing) for the purposes of evaluating consumer products.Required:
Gordon M. Shepherd
Columbia University Press; Reprint edition (December 2, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0-231-15911-1
Retail Price: $14.22

Making Sense of Taste
Carolyn Korsmeyer
Cornell University Press; 1/e. (September 16, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0-8014-8813-9
Retail Price: $26.95
HP519 Public Law & Policy (1cr)This course will detail public health and protection of individual’s rights. Students will also learn about global health law and public health governance. There will also be a discussion on public health strategies and medical countermeasures of epidemic diseases.TBD
NUT590 Medical and Professional Ethics (1cr)This course focuses areas that require an understanding of medical ethics. Emphasis will be placed on Patient Data, Patient Records, Publications, Presentations, General Professional Conduct, Medical Malpractice, and Research.Required:
Medical Law and Ethics 6/e
Bonnie F. Fremgen
Pearson (September 12th 2019) – Copyright © 2020
ISBN13: 9780135414521
Retail Price: $74.66