Topics in Human Nutrition

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 1192
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Tutorial
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course will provide students with knowledge of the basic principles of human nutrition with respect to essential food intake. Understanding of nutrients and their values in foods and their effect on human physiology will be covered. Assessment of personal nutritional needs and those of various populations will be investigated.
Course Content

1. Nutrition Principles

  A. Digestion related to anatomy, absorption and transport

  B. Functions of the 40 specific nutrients from 6 nutrient classes required by the body including Macro-nutrients (Carbohydrate, Lipid, Protein) and Micro-nutrients (Vitamins, Minerals) and Water

  C. "Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide" guidelines

     i. Read food labels

     ii. Serving sizes

2. Nutritional value of many of the different foods available and the effects of various processing and preparation techniques.

3. Nutrition needs, Issues and Research Trends

  A. Dietary Fads and implications

     i. Low Carbohydrate

     ii. High Protein

     iii. High Fat

     iv. Low Energy

  B. Diet and Physical Health

     i. Energy Balance and Metabolism

     ii. Weight Control

     iii. Dietary Fibre in disease prevention

     iv. Empty calories and sugar consumption

  C. Vitamins and mega-dosing

  D. Mineral malnutrition

  E. Nutritional needs of specific populations, for example:

     i. Infant and child

     ii. Adolescent

     iii. Pregnant

     iv. Athlete

        a. Fueling pre-, post- and during training/competition

        b. Hydration guidelines

     v. Vegetarian

     vi. Alcoholic

     vii. Aging

     viii. Metabolic Syndrome

        a. Obese

        b. Diabetic 

        c. Heart Disease

4. Personal eating habits and modification to suit own requirements.

Methods Of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Discussion / Seminars
  • Practical Applications
  • Technology Assisted Learning
  • Presentations
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy.  The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation citeria at the beginning of the semester.  Evaluation will be based on the following:

Examinations 30-40%
Applied Case Studies 10-15%
Assignments 30-40%
Quizzes 10-15%
Attendance and Participation 0-10%
Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students will:

  1. Possess a basic knowledge of nutritional principles with regard to the major nutrient classes and their effects on human physiology.
  2. Be familiar with the nutritional value of many of the different foods available and the effects of various processing and preparation techniques.
  3. Be able to utilize this knowledge to analyze current and often controversial nutrition needs, issues and research trends.
  4. Be familiar with own eating habits and critically assess own nutrient requirements.
  5. Be able to explain how nutrition supports physical activity and performance.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students. Students should consult the Douglas College bookstore for the latest required course materials.

A current edition of an appropriate textbook will be used such as: Thompson J., Manore M., Sheeshka J. (2014) Nutrition: A Functional Approach (3rd Canadian Edition). Pearson Education Inc., Toronto Ont.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Requisite for

None

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO CHEM 214 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU HKIN 112 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN BIOL 1XX (3) 2017/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR KNES 205 (3) 2019/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG NUTR 1XXX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC HKIN 111 (3) 2008/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 110 (3), B-Sci 2013/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU KIN 110 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU KIN 110 (3), B-Sci 2009/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU KINE 1109 (3), OL 2013/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU KINE 110 (3), OL 2004/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 1XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 1XX (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HMKN 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV FNH 250 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 260 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 1XX (1.5) 2008/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2008/04/30

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12793
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Duff
Kathryn
Open
Online
SPSC 1192 002- Registration is restricted to Sport Science and Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching students until November 25, 2020 at 10:00am.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13096
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Salajegheh
Mandana
Open
Online



This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13645
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Salajegheh
Mandana
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14390
Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Salajegheh
Mandana
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15342
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hamm
Karine
Open
Online
SPSC 1192 090 is a fully on-line course delivered through Blackboard. Students successfully registered please check the Blackboard course website. The instructor will email students on the first day of classes.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15453
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Duff
Kathryn
Open
Online
SPSC 1192 091 is a fully on-line course delivered through Blackboard. Students successfully registered please check the Blackboard course website. The instructor will email students on the first day of classes.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16508
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Silvey
Dustin
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
8:30 - 10:20