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We offer distance learning courses that are recommended for college credit by the NCCRS in the following subjects:

Nutrition and Wellness Coaching

    Coaching: The Future of Wellness

    (NUT-320)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Nutrition


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define “coaching” and identify the requirements of being a coach; tailor healthcare coaching to a target population; identify the different types of coaching; discuss the psychology of coaching; discuss wellness, its demands, challenges, and needs; analyze the different applications of coaching in the healthcare industry; apply the science of coaching to practical use; apply the practical uses of wellness coaching; and discuss the challenges and needs of becoming a coach and building a successful practice.

    This course examines the four pillars of health coaching: mindful presence, self-awareness, being in a safe and sacred place and authentic communication. The course focuses on coaching as a force of change for a healthcare system that is struggling to understand its patients and deliver its messages. It also looks at the application of coaching at the individual or group level and in person or through distant communication. This course is also designed to serve as an introduction to the science of coaching in general, and healthcare coaching.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, Health and Wellness, Sport and Leisure studies, Health Coaching, or Personal Training (8/18).

    Nutrition Life Cycle

    (NUT-210)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Nutrition


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the different physiologic changes that occur across different age groups; identify the different nutritional challenges of each age group; apply the science of nutritional assessment in different age groups; apply the science and knowledge of nutrition and dietetics across different age groups; analyze the effects of diseases on the health of different age groups; compare the effects of different foods on different nutritional and disease related conditions across different age groups; apply the science of nutrition and foods in recommending food choices to different age groups; and develop a thorough understanding of the internal and external factors affecting nutrition and food choices across different age groups.

    This self-study course focuses on nutritional requirements of people and specifically the different nutritional requirements of various age groups. Major topics include normal and abnormal physiologic changes that occur throughout the life span and their relationships with food and diet. Assessment is accomplished by a final examination.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition (8/18).

    Nutritional Counseling

    (NUT-102)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Nutrition


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss appropriate counseling techniques for various clinical settings; apply the science of nutrition and foods in recommending food choices; identify appropriate nutrition educational materials and strategies to affect diet change; counsel nutrition clients appropriately; demonstrate understanding of nutrition care documentation through maintenance of nutrition center files; exhibit professionalism in counseling environment by assuming responsibility for effective use of resources and following the nutrition center code of conduct; and evaluate valid and reliable resources of nutrition information.

    This course focuses on nutritional counseling, an integral part of medical nutrition therapy. Students learn to complete a nutrition assessment and develop a plan of care for both individuals and groups. The course focuses on the connection between the plan of care and nutrition counseling skills. Students learn to use the appropriate tools for nutrition assessment, develop a plan of care, and provide nutrition education and counseling to promote healthy diet changes. Principles of weight management and behavioral modifications strategies are used as a model.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Coaching (8/18).

    Principles of Health Promotion and Education

    (HSC-203)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    January 2015 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Exercise Science


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance and discuss the nutritional needs of the active individual; outline varying environmental conditions and describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee and be able to recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body; detect certain emergency situations and describe the role and responsibilities of EMS professionals; relate rehabilitation, healing, and drugs to therapeutic exercise and synthesize different treatment plans; and describe financial and human resource management strategies for personal trainers.

    This is a self-study course that is assessed by a final examination. This is a course for students with no prior background in the subject. The course begins with a background description of the field and continues with the history of the profession, then shifts to the actual role of the health education professional.  Focus is placed on the ethics, responsibilities, and required certifications one is required to have in the field. Students also learn about theories and planning models of health promotion. Additionally, the course teaches the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved. Finally, the course covers the future of this growing field.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Exercise Science, or Physical Education (1/15).

    Sports Nutrition

    (NUT-103)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Exercise Science


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss how sports nutrition knowledge can be applied; identify factors that need to be considered when developing an individualized sports nutrition plan; describe how nutrients are digested, absorbed, transported, and assimilated in the body; explain the three energy systems, their characteristics, and the metabolic pathways associated with each and how they work to supply ATP during sport performance; explain how the macronutrients are utilized during exercise; discuss the type, quantity, and timing of carbohydrate, protein and fat consumption before, during and after exercise or competition; describe the functions of vitamins, their effects on energy systems, their deficiency and toxicity symptoms, their importance to sports performance, and vitamin-rich food sources and meal-planning tips; list the dietary recommendations, functions, effects on energy systems, deficiency and toxicity symptoms, importance to sport performance, food sources, and meal-planning tips for the major and trace minerals; identify some of the commonly used ergogenic aid used by athletes, their proposed beneficial effects and potential adverse outcomes; outline the nutritional considerations of endurance vs strength athletes; discuss the energy systems that are utilized during strength/power and endurance exercise; apply knowledge of sports nutrition to meal planning and event logistics that need to be considered various individual and team sporting events; describe the nutritional considerations for athletes who have diabetes, are pregnant, child and teen athletes, college athletes, vegetarians, and team sport athletes.

    This course teaches students to apply nutrition science to fitness, exercise and sport. Instruction focuses on how sports nutrition combines the principles of nutrition science and exercise physiology with the underlying objective to improve physical performance and provides students with an understanding of the relationships with diet, food nutrients and essential dietary components and optimal sports performance across a range of physical activities, life stages and health conditions.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sports Nutrition (8/18).

    The Science of Nutrition

    (SCI-101)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    Version 1: May 2013 - July 2018. Version 2: August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define various classes of nutrients and discuss the importance of each to human health, focusing on the relationship of water and fluids to electrolyte balance; identify components of a healthy diet, including guidelines based on the USDA food pyramid; discuss different forms of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins important in diets and the best sources for these nutrients and recommended daily allowances for each; identify nutrients necessary for the body to produce its own secretions and other materials necessary for homeostasis; describe the risks for food-borne pathogens and discuss potential methods to reduce risks posed by these pathogens; compare and contrast nutritional needs for adult males, adult females, children, pregnant women, etc.; outline various vitamins and minerals and foods necessary to promote bone health, effects of antioxidants, and energy metabolism; describe the digestive process as it relates to energy metabolism and explain the more common digestive disorders; and outline causes of various nutritional disorders, including obesity, diabetes (Types I and II), malnutrition, etc. and their long-term consequences and treatment options.

    Version 1 and 2: This self-study of the human diet contains substantial elements of biology and chemistry as they relate to course topics. Major topics include: Six classes of Nutrients (Organic and Inorganic) and their importance to a well-balanced diet, Sources of Important Nutrients and the value of obtaining these nutrients from certain foods, Impact of Physical Activity as it relates to Nutrition and Health, Nutrition-related diseases and disorders, Categories of people (children and pregnant women) and their need for special diets. An as additional requirement to textbook readings and study guide; students participate in the MyNutrition Lab with diet analysis for a period of two weeks and turn in the report generated by the system.

    Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or as a core science requirement (6/13). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or a core science requirement (8/18 revalidation).