Course Description

Announcement of Courses

Credit Degree Applicable Courses:

  • HOEC 98 - Introduction to Dietetics Profession
  • HOEC 99 - Nutrition for Health
  • HOEC 100 - Foodways, Nutrition and Health
  • HOEC 104 - Life Span Nutrition and Assessment
  • HOEC 105 - Clinical and Community Nutrition
  • HOEC 106 - Nutrition Assistant Field Experience
  • HOEC 107 / CDEV 107 - Introduction to Child Nutrition
  • HOEC 108 / PE 20 - Sports Nutrition

Non-Credit Courses:

  • HOEC 6122 - Consumer Education - Health and Nutrition

Credit Degree Applicable Courses:

HOEC 98 - Introduction to Dietetics Profession
1 Course Unit
Focuses on the scope and nature of work in the nutrition field, including higher education pathways, career opportunities, professional roles, skills, responsibilities, ethics. Includes guest presentations by various nutrition paraprofessionals and networking opportunities with registered dietitians. This course is a prerequisite for acceptance of the Nutrition Assistant Program. CSU

HOEC 99 - Nutrition for Health
3 Course Units
Prereq.: Acceptance into Nutrition Assistant Program
Intermediate level nutrition for students planning to work as paraprofessionals in nutrition and health. The course uses a practical approach to the study of nutrients and health with less emphasis on biochemistry. Basic principles and tools for planning a healthy diet, and nutrition issues of current interest will be analyzed.CSU

HOEC 100 - Foodways, Nutrition and Health
3 Course Units
Prereq.: Acceptance into Nutrition Assistant Program
A study of the cultural and socioeconomic influences on the food habits of different ethnic groups in the United States and their diet-related health risks and implications. Cross-cultural counseling strategies, food service sanitation and safety, and optimal use of the food dollar will also be covered. CSU

HOEC 104 - Life Span Nutrition and Assessment
4 Course Units
Prereq.: HOEC 99
A study of the nutritional needs and special nutrition issues common at different periods of the life cycle from conception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, young, middle and late adulthood, including pregnancy and lactation. Also covers nutrition screening parameters to assess nutrition risk for each age group. CSU

HOEC 105 - Clinical and Community Nutrition
4 Course Units
Prereq.: HOEC 99
Focuses on the principles of medical nutrition therapy and of nutrition application in public health. Intended for those planning careers in the field of nutrition. CSU

HOEC 106 - Nutrition Assistant Field Experience
2 Course Units
Prereq.: Completion of HOEC 98, HOEC 99, HOEC 100, HOEC 104 & HOEC 105 with a grade of “C” or higher
The course provides hands-on experience at various public health and nutrition care settings like Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Programs, Head Start, senior nutrition programs, and hospitals.  This course enables students to learn and practice entry-level job-specific skills and competencies in the delivery of nutrition care and services under the supervision of registered dietitians. CSU

HOEC 107 / CDEV 107 - Introduction to Child Nutrition
3 Course Units
Overview of child nutrition issues, with an emphasis on practical skills and approaches to influence positive eating behaviors that promote optimal health and nutrition.  Topics include basic nutrition principles, planning healthy meals and snacks, food safety, childhood obesity, physical activity, nutrition education, child nutrition programs and food assistance resources.  CSU

HOEC 108 / PE 20 - Sports Nutrition
3 Course Units
Overview of the science of sports nutrition, with emphasis on nutrition as it applies to fitness, sport-specific training, and athletic performance. Topics include nutrient requirements and dietary recommendations, energy metabolism, weight management, special nutrient needs during training and competition, nutritional ergogenics. CSU

Non-Credit Course:

HOEC 6122 - Consumer Education - Health and Nutrition
Practical information, effective strategies, and skills that teach the student how to practice good nutrition, manage personal health, and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle in the later years.