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The science of nutrition is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of focus in the health care industry. With the nation’s increasing emphasis on the role of nutrition in living healthier lives, new opportunities are emerging for professionals trained and skilled in this vital area. Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science is designed to prepare you to enter this exciting field in which the health and lives of others may be significantly improved through your knowledge and skills.
The Health Sciences programs at Kaplan University are designed to equip you with the relevant knowledge and extensive real-world experience to start a new career or advance to higher levels.* With our online program, you can continue working in your current job while you earn your bachelor's degree from the convenience of your home, office, or virtually anywhere you have Internet access.
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science degree could help advance your career in holistic health care, health science, nutrition, and other health care- and health science-related industries.† Your degree may help you qualify for nutrition-related careers in hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, athletic clubs and wellness centers, public health programs, and the food and pharmaceutical industries.
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In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, values, research methods, and applications in nutrition science.
Your coursework will focus on:
Students enrolled in a School of Health Sciences bachelor’s degree program
can choose to complete an accelerated master’s degree option. Designed for
high-potential undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s
and master’s degree, the accelerated option allows you to work toward your
bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in one of the following programs:
successfully complete these courses with a minimum course grade, and have
applied and been accepted to the applicable Kaplan University master’s degree
program, you will enter a shortened version of the master’s degree program.
The accelerated option allows you to earn your Kaplan University bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower
cost than completing each degree separately. Qualification for the accelerated
master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact
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Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.
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Sep 21, 2016
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Oct 19, 2016
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Nov 09, 2016
Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.
Total Program Credits: 180
This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.
course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts
pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore
career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to
pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional
communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship
management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability,
and using proper technologies to manage professional identities.
The purpose of this introductory-level
American government course is to provide students with crucial
knowledge about how government works and about how they, as
individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the
rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political
system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and
levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental
knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable
personally and professionally.
Any college composition course
This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.
This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe.
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give studentsa chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives.
Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.
In this introduction to biology, students will
explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the
processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins
to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and
overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday
life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of
biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors
Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.
In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.
In this course, students develop sound ethical
reasoning and judgment through the study of practical
applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics
as it relates to business, health care, society, and the
environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical
principles and analytical methods.
In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country’s cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.
Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.
This course covers the major issues in food safety and food microbiology. It includes the basic principles of food safety and sanitation, various microorganisms that cause foodborne illnesses, the flow of food through the food service establishment, and management’s role in training the food handler.
Total Program Credits: 180
This course includes the study of methods and equipment used for nutritional analysis in health, obesity, and malnutrition. Students learn how to utilize the software based on manual data-gathering systems to assess nutritional status.
This course addresses nutritional planning for the maintenance of health and wellness. The studies include identification, assessment, and management of nutritional deficiencies occurring due to food choices and pharmacotherapy.
Studies in this course encompass the
nutritional issue across the life cycle, including pregnancy,
childbirth, and lactation. The course considers nutritional
aspects related to neonates, infants, and children. The special
needs of adolescents and disorders affecting this age group are
discussed. The coursework will also include a discussion of
nutritional demands and food choices in the geriatric
Studies in this course emphasize the nutrition
and dietetic considerations for healthy individuals with special
needs, such as geriatric and gender-specific needs. The
coursework includes analyzing nutritional and dietetic needs, and
designing appropriate protocols for clients with chronic,
progressive, or degenerative diseases and metabolic disorders, as
well as for special needs children and infants. The course
addresses the underlying principles of total parenteral nutrition
and nasogastric tube feeding.
This course complements the student's
knowledge of nutrition by presenting the scientific foundation of
foods through weekly in-home kitchen preparation of specific
recipes that demonstrate the scientific properties of foods.
Students explore current food technology and develop a base for
additional study in specific areas of food
This course addresses various aspects of a
nutritional counseling session, including client encounters,
documentation, and data gathering. Analytical strategies,
planning, implementation, and assessment of progress of nutrition
therapy for individual clients are discussed.
This capstone course is the culminating
experience for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science. This
course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have
taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides
students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the
knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework in an
original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of
mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in
Total Program Credits: 180
Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated Master of Health Care Administration, Master of Health Informatics, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Science in Health Education or Master of Public Health option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate elective.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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* The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is designed to prepare you academically to pursue a variety of nutrition-oriented careers and advanced education. However, Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and does not qualify an individual to sit for the examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). In addition, some states will not permit individuals to become licensed in nutrition and/or dietetics if they do not possess the RD credential. If you are interested in becoming licensed in your state, it is vital that you understand your state’s requirements for licensing prior to enrollment.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
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