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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

AHLT-112 Nutrition for Health

Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-Requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076; BIOL-151. Completion of BIOL-152 is recommended prior to course or
taken concurrently.
This course includes the study of nutrition, a combination of processes by which the body receives and utilizes nutrients.  Food and water constitute one of the body’s physiologic needs.  This course will also identify how nutrition assists in maintaining health and throughout the life cycle.  AHLT-112 meets the curriculum requirements for the Nursing Program at Mott Community College.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe nutrition as a basic human need 2. Identify the role of nutritional health in maintaining a state of wellness 3. Describe tools used to promote healthy nutrition 4. Compare the role of each of the nutrients in meeting basic physiological needs 5. Identify appropriate sources of each nutrient 6. Define how energy nutrients are utilized in the body, tissues and organs 7. Compare the nutritional and fluid needs of the individual across the lifespan 8. Describe the effects of malnutrition as it occurs at varying developmental levels, during health and illness 9. Describe the relationship between nutrition and fitness 10. Initiate actions to maintain overall safety of foods 11. Provide an overview of dietary modifications in response to illness