Course Descriptions



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2015-16 Bulletin



Nutrition Courses

FDNT118    (1)    The Profession of Dietetics

A discussion of the dietetics profession and the role of the
dietitian within the health-care team. Ethical concerns in the
practice of dietetics. Spring

FDNT124    (3)    Food Science

Chemical and physical properties of foods that affect food
handling, preparation, and preservation. Lab procedures apply the
principles studied to the preparation of foods. Weekly: 2 lectures
and a 3-hour lab. Fall

FDNT230    (3)    Nutrition

A study of the basic principles of nutrition science, the biochemical
functions of various nutrients, the changes in physiological needs
with age, and the relationship between nutrition and health. Students
needing life science general education credit must also register for
the lab, FDNT240. Three lectures per week. Fall, Spring

FDNT240    (1)    Nutrition Laboratory

Discovering principles of nutrition science in the laboratory.
A weekly 3-hour lab. Required for those students needing life
science general education credit. Fall, Spring

FDNT310    (3)    Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Study of the nutritional needs of the healthy person throughout
the life cycle. The influence of socioeconomic, cultural, and
psychological factors on food and nutritional behavior. Prerequisites:
FDNT230. Fall

FDNT351    (4)    Food Service Management I

Introduction to the systems approach and application of the
functions of management to foodservice systems. Principles
of menu development, food production, service, delivery,
procurement, sanitation, safety, and equipment selection in food
service organizations. Weekly: 3 hours lecture and up to 4 hours
practicum. Prerequisites: FDNT124; BIOL260; MATH145 or
equivalent. Fall - Offered alternate years

FDNT352    (3)    Food Service Management II

Application of management functions and principles to
foodservice organizations. Specific attention to marketing
processes, CQI, and integration of foodservice subsystems.
Includes the management of human, material, spatial, and
financial resources in environmentally responsible ways. Weekly:
2 hours lecture and up to 4 hours practicum. Prerequisites:
FDNT351; BSAD355. Spring - Offered alternate years

FDNT415    (1-4)    Professional Experience

A supervised lab experience introducing the student to the role
of a professional in the workplace. Repeatable to 8 credits. Fall,

FDNT421    (2)    Community Nutrition I

Principles for presenting nutrition information to individuals
and groups. Community assessment and planning a community
nutrition program. Weekly: 1 hour lecture and a 3 hour practicum.
Prerequisite: FDNT310. Fall - Offered alternate years

FDNT422    (2)    Community Nutrition II

Analysis of local and national nutrition programs and services.
Impact of nutrition policies on community health. Implementing
and evaluating a community nutrition program. Weekly: 1 hour
lecture and a 3 hour practicum. Prerequisite: FDNT421. Spring -
Offered alternate years

FDNT431    (4)    Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Introduction to medical nutrition therapy. Medical terminology
for healthcare professionals. Assessment of nutritional status by
various methods. Development of nutritional care plans. Theory
and techniques of counseling in various settings. Weekly: 3 hours
lecture and 4 hours practicum. Prerequisites: FDNT310, 485. Fall

FDNT432    (4)    Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Implement medical nutrition therapy through the assessment of
nutritional status and development of care plans for a variety of
clinical conditions, such as chronic diseases, oncology, nutrition
support, and renal disease. Weekly: 3 hours lecture and 4 hours
practicum. Prerequisite: FDNT431. Spring

FDNT440    (1-3)    Topics in ______

Selected topics in nutrition. Repeatable with different topics.

FDNT448    (3)    Nutrition and Wellness

The dietary factors associated with the major chronic diseases
of Western society. The use of plant-based diets in health
promotion and disease prevention. Discussion of herbal therapies.
Prerequisite: FDNT230. Fall

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FDNT460    (1-2)    Seminar

Review of contemporary issues and/or current literature in
nutrition. Repeatable to 3 credits. Spring

FDNT476    (2)    Nutrition and Aging

Physiological changes in aging. Food-selection patterns,
nutritional needs, nutritional disorders, and chronic diseases.
Prerequisite: FDNT230. Fall

FDNT485    (3)    Nutrition and Metabolism

Study of the nutrients and their functions within the living cell
and the complex organism. Discussion of the major metabolic
pathways. Prerequisites: BCHM120, FDNT230. Spring

FDNT490    (1)    Dietetic Program Review

A comprehensive review of the major elements of the
undergraduate dietetics program (DPD). The senior
comprehensive exam will be given at the end of the semester.

FDNT495    (1-3)    Independent Study/Readings

Repeatable to 4 credits in independent study and 4 credits in
readings on nutrition and dietetics. Consent of instructor required. 

FDNT498    (2)    Research Methods

A study of research methodology, survey methods, and applied
statistics as they relate to dietetics. Fall

FDNT540    (2)    Maternal and Child Nutrition

Role of nutrition in human growth and development, with
emphasis on prenatal period, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

FDNT545    (2-4)    Nutrition and Wellness Programs

Development of nutrition and wellness programs for community
groups emphasizing health promotion. Includes participation in
community assessment, program planning, implementation, and
evaluation of a program. Prerequisite: FDNT448.

FDNT555    (3)    Advanced Human Nutrition I

Functions and nutritional metabolism of simple and complex
carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and proteins. Public health
applications. Prerequisite: A course in biochemistry.

FDNT556    (3)    Advanced Human Nutrition II

Functions and nutritional metabolism and interactions of fatsoluble
and water-soluble vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals.
Public health applications. Prerequisite: A course in biochemistry.

FDNT565    (3)    Current Issues in Nutrition and Wellness

Discussion of current issues in nutrition, food safety, public
health, and wellness. Prerequisite: FDNT230. Spring

FDNT570    (3)    Maternal and Child Health

Preventive health care and conditions necessary for mother and
child well-being in developing countries. Community-based
interventions for child survival. Management of maternal and
child health programs.

FDNT585    (1-4)    Topics in _________

Selected topics in the areas of nutrition and wellness. Repeatable
to 6 credits.

FDNT586    (1-4)    Professional Experience

Opportunities for unique supervised practical experiences in
various organizations to introduce the student to the role of a
professional. A maximum of 4 credits per semester can be taken.
Repeatable to 8 credits.

FDNT594    (0, 4)    Dietetic Internship

The internship is equivalet to a full-time load. It involves 35-
40 hours per week of supervised practice. Open only to students
seeking registration eligibility with the Commission on Dietetic
Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Fall, Spring

FDNT600    (1)    Research Design

Criteria for the organization, analysis, and reporting of research
in Nutrition. Preparation of a proposal for a master?s thesis or
project. Prerequisite: FDNT498 or equivalent. Spring

FDNT648    (1-4)    Workshop
FDNT650    (0)    Project Continuation
FDNT655    (0)    Program Continuation
FDNT660    (0)    Thesis Continuation
FDNT665    (0)    Preparation for Comprehensive Exams
FDNT680    (1-4)    Research Seminar

Individual reports and discussion of recent research data.
Repeatable to 4 credits. Consent of instructor required.

FDNT690    (1-6)    Independent Study

Individual study and/or research. Consent of instructor required.
Repeatable to 6 credits.

FDNT698    (3)    Research Project
FDNT699    (3-6)    Master?s Thesis

Repeatable to 6 credits.

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Health Courses

HLED120    (1)    Fit for Life

A balanced up-to-date coverage of all critical areas of wellness
including physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress,
cardiovascular disease, cancer, addictions, and injury prevention.
Practical tools will be given to help adopt healthier lifestyles.

HLED210    (3)    Philosophy of Health

The Biblical basis of health. A study of the historical development and basis of the health message in the SDA church. The role of health promotion in current society.

HLED380  (3)    Natural Therapies

The study of simple natural therapeutic remedies, including massage, hydrotherapy, and herbal therapies. 

HLED445    (3)    Consumer Health

An analysis of the various fads in society today, and the methods and techniques used by promoters of health care products and services. A study of ways in which consumers are vulnerable to certian health claims and scams, and the protection provided to the consumer by governmental agencies.

HLED480   (3)    Wellness Programs

Learning the steps of needs assesment of a community, planning a program, conducting a health promotion program while utilizing the resources of the community, and the program evaluation. Two lectures per week and a third hour each week.


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Personal Fitness Courses

FTES116    (1)    Weight Control and Conditioning

Study of the factors involved in increasing, decreasing, or
retaining body weight. Also the practice of exercises designed to
control body weight.

FTES131    (1)    Pilates

The student will learn the Pilates technique and the health benefits of Pilates, in addition to regular exercise and weight training. 

FTES132    (1)    Cardio Kick

The student will participate in a high-intensity, cardio workout utilizing kickboxing techniques and aerobic movements. In addition, the student will learn abdominal exercises and whole body strengthening exercises.

FTES135    (1)    Self-Defense

The purpose of this class is to provide the student with the appropriate level of knowledge and skills in self-defense. As a result of the class the student will improve his/her general physical fitness and skill performance. Principles, techniques and safe practices of self-defense will be taught.

FTES140    (1)    Aqua Aerobics

This course is designed to use water resistance and rhythmic movements for both low and non-weight bearing improvements in cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and endurance as well as flexibility.

FTES150    (1)    Swimming

Designed for multilevel instruction. Three basic levels are
incorporated into the class based on a swimming pretest:
beginners, intermediate, and advanced. No swimming ability
necessary. Repeatable.

FTES210    (1)    Personal Fitness Plan

A study of basic-fitness concepts and principles in conjunction with a personalized excercise program for disease prevention and health maintenance. Short readings are required weekly.

FTES214    (1)    Weight Training and Conditioning

Instruction in body development and coordination activities for men; weight lifting and individual calisthenics program; and body development and shaping for women.

FTES214    (1)    Acrobatics

Learning and performance of the fundamental skills of tumbling and balancing.

FTES300    (1)    Lifeguarding

Instruction in accident prevention, aquatic facility
supervision, and water-rescue techniques. Successful completion
results in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification.
Current first aid and CPR certification included. Prerequisite: Ability
to swim 500 yards in 10 minutes or less. Fall

FTES350    (1)    Water Safety Instructor

Instruction in techniques for teaching American Red Cross
swimming courses. Current CPR certification required. Swimming
pretest required. Spring

FTES389    (1)    WSI Internship

Students who have a current American Red Cross Water Safety
Instructor's Certification or equivalent can take advantage of
this opportunity. Participants will teach and organize a class
of students for the Learn-To-Swim program. Teachers will be
expected to provide lesson plans and teach all the required
lessons. Fall, Spring, S/U.

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Outdoor Skills Courses  

FTES120    (1)    Scuba

An entry level course in scuba diving. Includes instruction in the
buddy system, dive planning, donning and removing equipment
in the water, alternate air sources, buddy breathing, entries,
communication, and navigation. Swimming pretest required.
YMCA certification. Additional fees apply. Spring

FTES125    (1)    Canoeing

Emphasis on precise canoe handling through paddle control.
Based on traditional strokes. Practice conducted on local lakes
and rivers. One all-day canoe trip or two half-day canoe trips are
required. Fall

FTES12 6   (1)    Cycling

A study of the various types of cycling, cycling techniques and the proper maintenance of a bicycle.

FTES127    (1)    Rock Climbing

A safe introductory course that includes learning climbing skills,
essential climbing knots, proper equipment and safety, and selfrescue.

FTES174   (1)    Cross-Country Skiing & Winter Camping

Instruction in cross-country skiing technique, conditioning, equipment, winter camping skills and winter safety.

FTES275    (1)    Outdoor Trips-N-Treks

One to two week trips beyond the normally offered activity courses: Skiing, Snowboarding, and Golfing. Repeatable in different areas. Instructor's permission required. Consult the current class schedule for activities offered each year. Normally involves out of state destinations when school is not in regular session.

FTES278   (1)    Study Tour:

Travel to destinations relevant to individual programs of study. Classes will be selected from department(s) offerings. Fee may be required.

FTES330    (1)    Wilderness Living

Instruction in camping and survival techniques, open fire cooking,
orienteering, backpacking, wilderness first aid, edible wild plants,
and tracking. Students supply their own equipment. One weekend
trip required.


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Team Activity Courses

FTES106    (1)    Beginning Basketball

Instruction in the fundamental skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, man-to-man defensive play, basic rules, offensive strategy, basic rules, and team play.

FTES107    (1)    Beginning Volleyball

Instruction in the basic skills of serving, setting, passing, and
spiking, and the basic instruction on rules, and 2, 3, 4, and 6
person team play.

FTES109   (1)    Beginning Soccer

Learning the fundamental skills of ball control, passing, blocking,
and shooting goals. Indoor or outdoor games depending upon the
season and weather.

FTES115    (1)    Disc Sports

Development of basic skills for 'Disc Sports' like disc golf and ultimate frisbee. Students will learn the basic strokes, rules, and techniques to allow them to be proficient in these life-time activities.

FTES118    (1)    Badminton

Analysis and practice of basic strokes, singles and doubles play,
strategy, and rule interpretations.

FTES119    (1)    Tennis

Instruction in the fundamental skills of ground strokes, serving,
and team play. Basic strategy and rules. Spring

FTES128    (1)    Golf

Study of the basic techniques of the golf swing. An introduction to the game, rules and etiquette of golf. Students must supply their own equipment. Additional lab fees required. Spring

FTES129    (1)    Beginning Racquetball

Introduction to basic strokes, singles and doubles play, strategy,
and rule interpretations. Student must supply own racquet, balls,
and eye guards.

FTES130    (1)    Special Activities

Special areas beyond normally offered courses: cycling, diving,
fitness games, fitness swimming. Repeatable in different areas.
Consult the current class schedule for activities offered each year.

FTES144    (1)    Floor Hockey

Introduction to the game, including team composition, rules, and
fundamental skills.

FTES206   (1)    Intermediate Basketball

Analysis of and drills in fundamental skills, offensive and defensive strategies. Emphasis is given to team play.

FTES207   (1)    Intermediate Volleyball

Instruction in advanced team play, offensive and defensive strategies. Game scrimmages will help to perfect fundamental skills.

FTES209   (1)    Intermediate Softball

Instruction in team play, cutoffs, relays, and offensive and defensive strategies. Game scrimmages use the pitching machine. Students supply own glove.

FTES229   (1)    Intermediate Racquetball

Perfection of fundamental skills and strategy.

FTES240    (1)    Gymnics

The student will be a part of a demonstration acrobatic team that
will perform for various audiences both spiritual and secular in
nature. Students will learn to perform various acrobatics, increase
their physical fitness level and learn teamwork. Students will
develop tolerance both for others and for themselves as they
become a part of the team and will have an opportunity to share
what God has done and what He is ready to do again in their
lives. Class meets four nights a week for 2 hours throughout the
Fall and Spring semesters of the school year. Registration for this
class is contingent upon being selected for the team following
tryouts. Students only register in the Spring semester.

FTES266    (1)    Officiating

Practical field experience in officiating. Rules, officiating
mechanics, and signals, learned and practiced. MHSAA
certification available. Certified officials have opportunities
to earn up to $50.00 a game for officiating elementary school,
middle school, and high school athletic contests. Prerequisite:
Previous knowledge of the game and/or experience playing the


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Specialized Fitness Courses

FTES305   (2)    Current Concepts and Apps. in Physical Fitness

A foundational course surveying the current trends and practices in the area of physical fitness. Understanding and critically analyzing the concepts, principles, and guidelines for fitness exercise and related activities.

FTES355   (4)    Exercise Physiology

Study of the body's physiological response to exercise. Prerequisites: BIOL111, 112 or equivalent. Three lectures per week, plus a 3

FTES495    (1-4)    Independent Study/Reading/Research/Project

Independent Study: Directed study in an area of interest resulting
in a formal term paper.
Independent Readings: Weekly meetings with the instructor for
individual assignments and reports.
Independent Research: Design and execution of an experiment or
causal-comparative research.
Independent Project: Practical or creative experience or project
in consultation with instructor. Permission required from the
instructor and department chair. Thirty hours of involvement
required for each credit. Contract of proposed activity required.
Repeatable to 4 credits in each area. Fall, Spring

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