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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 17, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FTNS 216 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease

4 credits
The focus of this class is to provide the student with the basic concepts surrounding the role nutrition and physical activity play in the prevention and maintenance of various chronic diseases. Basic physiological mechanisms of chronic disease states will be discussed in conjunction with the impact dietary and exercise behaviors either support or mitigate those physiological mechanisms. 

Prerequisites: BIOL& 175 NUTR& 101 , and FTNS 152 .

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze the physiological basis of various prevalent chronic diseases
  • Evaluate the impact and role of nutrition and exercise on chronic disease management and prevention
  • Explore the historical and evolutionary context of various chronic disease states
  • Evaluate the role lifestyle choices play in overall health and wellbeing