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Nutrition 101


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1. Welcome to Nutrition 101
This course is an introduction into nutrition. We will cover the nutrients that are needed by your
body and the proper diet. This class will also cover ways to stay active to have the proper
balance between nutrition and physical activity.

Course Outline (tentative and subject to change)
Module 1: Macronutrients Carbohydrates
Module 2: Macronutrients Fats
Module 3: Macronutrients Proteins
Module 4 Veggies
Module 5 Fruits
Module 6 Minerals
Module 7 Vitamins
Module 8 Cardio
Module 9 Strength
Module 10 Intake Needs
Complete all work on time and as expected from a college student. Complete all required
Information will be delivered to you via your school email. All course work will be delivered to
you through the online system Moodle. Each module will be under a tab that has the first and
last day of the module. Discussions will also be under a tab in Moodle.

5-8 hours per week.

Mr. Craig
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2. Preface (optional)
Nutrition is a very important component to your life. I am very excited to teach you about the
proper nutrition as well as how physical activity is related to nutrition. You always need to know
what you are putting in your body.
3. Course Information
Course Title: Nutrition 101
Prerequisites: None
Description: This course will cover nutrition as well as how physical activity relates
to nutrition.
Intended Audience: Freshmen
Program: Health Promotions
College: Coastal Carolina University

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4. Goals and Outcomes
Course Goals
The following course goals articulate the general objectives and purpose of this course. Students
Have knowledge in the different of nutrition, what different foods do to your body, and
how physical activity relates to nutrition.
Course Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to:
calculate how many calories are in the food they put in their body, know the caloric intake for
their own body, know the pros and cons for each type of food put in their body, know how
physical activity is related to their diet.
5. Grading
All grading will be done by percentages. The weight for each grade will be explained later on in
the syllabus.
Course Assessments
There will be 10 worksheet/quizzes, 10 discussions, and 10 short essays that will be your
assessments for this course.
Note: the text provided below in blue is for your reference only. Feel free to modify them as
Ten quizzes/worksheets will be administered during the session. You will complete each quiz
online using Moodle. Each quiz will be considered open-book; you may consult all online course
materials, or even external Internet resources. You are also encouraged to collaborate with your
classmates currently enrolled in Nutrition 101, provided that you each submit your own quiz.
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You will be allowed a maximum of 24 hours to complete each quiz, which must be submitted
before the deadlines posted in Moodle.
Module discussions are designed to engage a students interaction with others in the course and
provide constant, helpful feedback and assistance when dealing with various issues in online
teaching and learning. Discussion postings should be courteous, thoughtful, and carefully
written. There will be 10 Discussions for this course. There is one discussion for each module.
You are also to reply to at least two of your classmates posts. The discussions will be due on
the 3
day of the module. Your replies are due on the last day of the module. Each original post
should be no longer than 150 words but with correct grammar and punctuation.
The essays are a major portion of your grade. It is important to show that you have learned
information about the module through your own writing. These are not long. Please limit your
essays to one page double spaced with size 12 font. All essays should be submitted in Moodle
by the 5
day of the module.
Assessment Weight
Quizzes/worksheets 30% (3% each)
Discussions 30% (3% each)
Assignments 40% (4% each)
Grades will be calculated by converting point accumulations for each assessment using the table
below. Candidates in the Health Promotion track need to have a C or higher in order to continue
with their major.
Score Grade
90-100 A
86-89 B+
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80-85 B
76-79 C+
70-75 C
66-69 D+
60-65 D
A grade of incomplete may be granted to students who have suffered serious personal illness or
critical emergency circumstances during the academic term, resulting in failure to complete all
assignments by the end of the quarter. Documentation from a physician is required and must be
attached to the petition for a temporary grade of incomplete. Please see the college catalog for
additional information.
6. Textbooks and Supplies
Required Texts
Nutrition: Breakdown of foods and physical activity 5th edition
Recommended Texts
Any book that you can find that talks about the different types of nutrients that you

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7. Schedule
Module 1: Macronutrients: Carbohydrates
In this module we will break down the macronutrient: carbohydrates (carbs). Carbs are essential
for the human body and we will go through the different types and the caloric capacity of them.
1. Carb Breakdown
2. Complex Carbs
3. Simple Carbs
8. Course Policies
Note: the text provided below in blue is for your reference only. Feel free to modify them as
Time Management
An online course can take a considerable amount of time. As stated in welcome page, each
module requires 5- 8 hours for readings and assignments/assessments. For this reason, it is highly
recommended that you begin each assignment early. Even though the deadlines are at the end of
the week, you will not be able to finish all necessary work in one day. Work on it regularly over
the week rather than waiting until the last day or two. This will allow you to have the chance to
work out problems or get help if needed.
Depending on the class activities, you are responsible for completing weekly assignments,
participating in discussion groups, and checking in to the course site on a consistent basis.
Faculty Initiated Drop
Please be advised that if you do not attend class at least once during the first week, I will drop
you from class. Since this is an online course, this requirement means that you MUST be present
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in our Moodle course site during the first week and participate in the first assignmentCaloric
Carbohydrate Worksheet.
You will always be given explicit instructions on where to send your assignments. Assignments
are usually due on a weekly basis the exact dates will always be found in the activities. If you
wish to complete an assignment prior to the due date, you may (however, a group assignment
must be completed during the week assigned OR upon approval of every member of the group).
AND SUBMIT YOUR WORK ON TIME. This policy will be strictly enforced in the summer
session due to the condensed schedule.
Turnaround Time
The instructor will be monitoring the discussion board on a daily basis. Submitted assignments
will be graded and feedback will be provided within 3 days after the module is concluded. E-
mail messages will be answered within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends.
Academic Integrity
Under all circumstances, students are expected to be honest in their dealings with faculty,
administrative staff, and fellow students. In speaking and/or correspondence with members of the
college community, students must give an accurate representation of the facts at hand. Students
must submit work that fairly and accurately reflects their level of accomplishment. Any work
that is not a product of the students own effort is considered dishonest. Students may not submit
the same work for more than one course. A student may be suspended or expelled for academic
dishonesty. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information regarding the policy
on academic honesty.
Academic Integrity Code
(from the Student Code of Conduct, Section III,
Statement of Community Standards:
Coastal Carolina University is an academic community that expects the highest standards of
honesty, integrity and personal responsibility.
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As members of this community, we are accountable for our actions and are committed to
creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
Honor Pledge: (required of all entering CCU students)
On my honor, I pledge:
That I will take responsibility for my personal behavior; and
That I will actively oppose every instance of academic dishonesty as defined in the Code
of Student Conduct.
From this day forward, my signature on any University document, including tests, papers and
other work submitted for a grade is a confirmation of this honor pledge.
Technical Supports
If you ever encounter any technology difficulties, please contact the following supports:
Moodle (myself, cjcraig@g.coastal.edu)
General Computing Issues (ITS Student Computing Services).

Academic Supports
Kimbel library
Learning Assistance Centers (The Foreign Language Instructional Center (FLIC),
Mathematics Learning Center, Writing Center, and Structured Learning Assistance)
Counseling Services.
Always consult your classmates as well.
Thank you for abiding by the Course Policies.
9. Other Information
E-mail and Its Etiquette
Students must use their Coastal e-mail accounts for all correspondence with their professor. This
will help ensure that e-mails are secure and that Coastal staff can assist students with any e-mail
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related technical problems. Coastals Student Computing Services (SCS) staff will not be able to
help resolve problems students may encounter with external e-mail services, such as Yahoo!
Mail, or Hotmail.
It is expected that all E-mail correspondence to the instructor will be conducted in a professional
manner. When utilizing E-mail for this class, you should:
1. include the course code, number, and section in the E-mail subject heading NUTR 101
for example,
2. address the recipient in an appropriate manner,
3. utilize proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation,
4. close with your full name.
Computing Requirements
Required Hardware
To access e-learning courses, a multimedia-class computer (PC or Mac) with Internet
connectivity is required. The minimum system configurations required to view e-learning course
content are described below.

PC Macintosh
500 MHz Pentium III
Windows 2000
128 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
1 GB free hard disk space
56K modem (broadband recommended)
400 MHz G4
OS 9.1 (OS X recommended)
128 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
1 GB free hard disk space
56K modem (broadband recommended)

Required Browser
Students must have an Internet browser installed on their computers to view and interact with
online courses. Mozilla Firefox, version 1.5 or better, is recommended. Please note that browsers
may need to be further optimized if courses utilizing multimedia require any browser plug-ins or
ancillary players.
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Special Services
If you have any learning disabilities or are alternatively-abled in any manner, or if you feel you
need special accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Disabilities, located in the
Student Health-Counseling Center, 204 University Boulevard. For more information, call (843)
349-2307. Disabilities must be on record with the university in order for a student to be eligible
for special dispensation.
Modification of the Syllabus and Schedule
The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus and schedule at any time. Notice of any
change will be E-mailed and posted as an announcement.