Introduction to Human Nutrition
Principles and methodology of nutritional science; standards of nutrient intake; physiological functions and chemical classification of nutrients; nutrient needs throughout the lifespan; relationship between diet and disease; scientific, social, and psychological issues. GE Area: E Notes: Not open to majors.
Units: 3

NUFS 123

Nutrition for Sport
Planning optimum diets for performance and health; metabolism and energy systems; roles of nutrients in physical performance; efficacy of ergogenic nutrition aids. Prerequisite: NUFS 008 or NUFS 009.
Units: 3

  • Offered only in Fall

NUFS 124

Disordered Eating and Nutrition Therapy
Metabolic, physiological, and psychological determinants and effects of disordered dietary behaviors. Disorders in regulation of food intake, case studies, and different intervention approaches explored. Screening and treatment of disordered eating in athletes emphasized. Opportunities provided to develop counseling strategies. Prerequisite: NUFS 008 or NUFS 009.
Units: 3

  • Offered only in Spring


Physical Fitness and Nutrition
Use of scientific principles, scientific investigation, and current technological advances to assess the relationship between diet, physical fitness, and disease. Examine scientific literature to evaluate the effects of nutritional intervention on exercise performance. GE Area: R Prerequisite: Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing are prerequisites to all SJSU studies courses. Completion of, or co-registration in, 100W is strongly recommended. Notes: Not for Nutrition majors or minors.
Units: 3


Human Nutrition in the Life Span
Integrates chemical, biological and social sciences into a comprehensive concept of human nutrition. Emphasis on assessing nutrient status; planning and intervention throughout the life cycle. Prerequisite: NuFS 008 (with a grade of 'C' or better) or passing grade on a challenge exam. Corequisite: HPRF 100W, NuFS 31.
Units: 3