ADVANCED HUMAN NUTRITION (Life Science)†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††

NFS 4020(10191) (Spring 2014)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††

Instructor:††††††††††††††† Matt Schmidt, MS, RD

Office:††††††††††††††††††††† GC 203E

Phone:††††††††††††††††††††† 865-8070

E-mail Address:††††††

Office Hours:†††††††††† MWF 3:20-5:00 pm or by appointment

Website:†††††††††††††††††† †† ††††††††††††††


Class Time:††††††††† †††† ††††††††† MWF††††† 1:00 - 1:50 pm ††††††††† GC 201

Required Text:†††††††† †††† 1.Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 10th Edition. By Erdman (ISBN: 978-0-470-95917-6)



Course Description

†††† The study of nutrients and their interrelationships in human nutrition. Structures, properties, digestion, absorption, cellular biochemistry and metabolism are addressed.



†††† NFS 1020, 2020; CHEM 1120/1140 or CHEM 1220/1240. BIOL 2010/2020 recommended.


Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes


         To provide detailed information on the structure, function, digestion, transport, storage, and metabolism of the nutrients.

         To delineate key metabolic pathways in the utilization of macronutrients as well as the interrelationships among nutrients in metabolism.

         To demonstrate comprehension and interpretation of nutrition-related research as reported in scientific publications.

         Identify nutritional risk factors that may lead to chronic disease: cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc.


Course Requirements

1.Read and study the chapters prior to class. This will greatly facilitate class discussion and learning.

2.Assignment:††† All of your assignments will be described in class.Late assignments will be penalized. Assignments are to be turned in by the start of class if not they are considered late and a 50% reduction will be attached. Bring a copy of each assignment to class. Assignments need to be stapled when you turn them in. Article write ups need to be typed.

3.Examinations: All exams will be multiple choice, short answer, essay, and matching and multiple matching. You will not be allowed to take an exam after the scheduled date unless you make prior arrangements.You need to let your instructor know at least a week in advance.If you miss an exam you will not be able to make it up. Bring a calculator to your exams; you may not use your cell phone as a calculator.

4.  Consistent talking in class may result in the student being asked to leave class. Students warned three times throughout the semester will be asked to leave the class and not return for the rest of the semester. Students dismissed from class will be allowed to take the test in the testing center, turn in assignments, and visit professor during office hours. Please consider the rights of other students.







5.Grading:†††† The point schedule for the course is as follows:

4 Exams

100 pts each

Final Exam (The final exam may be comprehensive)

100 pts

Articles write-ups (three sets of articles)†††††††††

60 pts

Other possible assignments

0-50 pts

Total points


Grading Scale: (This is based on percent)

A> 93

B†† > 83

C†† > 73

D> 63

A- > 90

B-> 80

C-> 70

D- > 60

B+ > 87

C+ > 77

D+ > 67

F†† < 60

ADA STATEMENT: Students with medical, psychological, learning or other disabilities

desiring academic adjustments, accommodations or auxiliary aids will need to contact the

Southern Utah University Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), in

Room 206F of the Sharwan Smith Center or phone (435) 865-8022. SSD determines

eligibility for and authorizes the provision of services.


ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION POLICIES: Please come! Attending class has a significantly positive correlation with better grades. In other words, typically students that attend class have better grades. With this in mind attendance is highly recommended.


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.Academic Dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism or facilitating dishonesty.Responding to academic dishonesty is the responsibility of the instructor of the course in which the dishonesty occurs.If a student is guilty of academic dishonesty, the consequences may range from admonition or formal reprimand to dismissal from the class and may include a failing grade for the assignment, exam or course.Other penalties for severe infractions will be dealt with, based on Southern Utah Universityís Policies and Procedures - 11.2.Studentís rights and responsibilities are also detailed in the student handbook.


Emergency Management statement:   In case of emergency, the University's Emergency Notification System (ENS) will be activated. Students are encouraged to maintain updated contact information using the link on the homepage of the mySUU portal.  In addition, students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Emergency Response Protocols posted in each classroom. Detailed information about the University's emergency management plan can be found at


Information contained in this syllabus. Other than the grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance polices, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.


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