NUTR 481 - Nutritional Education, Counseling and Theory
This course focuses on the acquisition of nutrition counseling knowledge and the development of interpersonal skills that would enhance the translation of nutrition knowledge into healthy food choices. Employing a problem- solving model, the course covers counseling strategies and techniques, interviewing methods, psychological theories, life span and cross-cultural considerations for counseling, emotional factors of nutrition, eating disorders, ethics, and professional aspects of practice. Students will be challenged to apply and think critically about different counseling techniques and situations. Appropriate educational materials and documentation methods will be evaluated and developed as needed.
Prerequisite(s): PSY 201, NUTR 396 and NUTR 397, or consent of instructor. Students must be admitted to the dietetics program to enroll in this course.
Term(s) Offered: Spring
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