CSPH 5431: Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health

This course is offered in different formats throughout the semester. The spring semester is offered remotely online, and the fall semester is offered fully online, asynchronously. Check the Schedule Builder for synchronous meeting date and time offerings.

Graduate Students, undergraduate students (with junior status or above), or instructor consent.
A wooden cutting board with a vine of tomatoes, carrots, spinach, and mushrooms neatly arranged on it

Course Description

This course will present a novel approach to the principles of nutrition as they relate to optimal health and the prevention, control or intervention in a disease process. This is a model of nutrition application that complements and expands beyond normal growth and development, an approach that attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying factors or triggers of disease. This model of nutrition considers system dysfunction a pre-disease state and looks for ways to apply nutrition and restore function. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of this novel application of nutrition. The course will emphasize the importance of nutrition as a component of self-care.

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Course Format
Semester Course Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring

CSPH 5431 Course Flyer (PDF)