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Nutrition
Levels 4 & 5

Program Overview

Nutrition is essential for growth and development, physical health, and emotional well-being. Behaviors to promote health should start early in life and continue through old age, with the development of healthy eating habits being of paramount importance. 

Over the course of the last century, scientific breakthroughs have confirmed that dietary factors contribute substantially to the onset of preventable illness and premature death. However, as society has moved into the "Information Age," the proliferation of diet fads, food industry sales jargon, and dubious nutritional theories has left the general public confused, overwhelmed, and unable to optimize personal dietary habits.

Due to the growing demand for well-qualified dietary professionals, AIES offers two comprehensive academic programs in Nutrition that will equip graduates with the knowledge needed to provide expert dietary advice for clients and patients.

Upon program completion, graduates will be certified Nutritional experts and can seek employment in various sectors including, but not limited to:  health care, athletic training and nutrition, and dietary coaching.

Objectives

  • To enable graduates to provide clear, concise, "no-nonsense" nutritional advice that will benefit clientele, patients, and the general public.
  • To explore a variety of topics, including but not limited to: nutrient absorption, the digestive system, weight control and management, modern supplements, and dietary recommendations for diverse populations.
  • To equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to properly advise clients on optimum nutritional habits and dietary program design.

Nutrition Program

The diploma and advanced diploma program is designed for those students seeking a two-year rather than four-year degree. The program stand alone but may also be the foundation for further study at the bachelor’s level. The program at AIES are meant to be taken in four semesters and consist of 60 credit hours.

First Semester

BIO 101 - Introduction to the Biology of Organisms | 3 credits
BIO 120 - Introduction to Microbiology | 3 credits
CHM 130 - General Chemistry I | 3 credits
ENG 101 - Critical Reading and Writing | 3 credits
ENG 110 - Writing in Organizations | 3 credits

Second Semester

NFS 203 - Nutrition & Health | 3 credits
NFS 213 - Introduction to Food Science | 3 credits
NFS 323 - Human Nutrition | 3 credits
CHM 124 - Organic Chemistry I | 3 credits
PHIL 102 - Critical Thinking | 3 credits

Program duration: Two semesters. Each semester is 4 months long with approximately 40 hours per week.

Assessment methods: In order to complete the program successfully, students will be required to pass all subjects and achieve an overall passing grade.

Certification: To be awarded the certificate you must satisfactorily complete all written contributions. Successful students will receive a Certificate, awarded by the Board of Studies of AIES. A transcript detailing the course will be issued to successful students.

First Semester

BIO 101 - An Introduction to the Biology of Organisms  | 3 credits
COMP101 - Introduction to Computer Science | 3 credits
COMM 106 - Interpersonal Communication | 3 credits
CHM 124 - Organic Chemistry I | 3 credits
NFS 250 - Nutrition and Disease | 3 credits

Second Semester

ENG 101 - English Composition I | 3 credits
POLI 100 - Introduction to International Politics | 3 credits
Math 206 - Introduction to Mathematical Logic | 3 credits
CHM 222 - Organic Chemistry II | 3 credits
NFS 350 - Nutrition and Food Service Management | 3 credits

Program duration: Two semesters. Each semester is 4 months long with approximately 40 hours per week.

Assessment methods: In order to complete the program successfully, students will be required to pass all subjects and achieve an overall passing grade.

Certification: To be awarded the certificate you must satisfactorily complete all written contributions. Successful students will receive a Certificate, awarded by the Board of Studies of AIES. A transcript detailing the course will be issued to successful students.
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