Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management

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Programs

The Human Environmental Sciences (M.S.) specialization in human nutrition prepares students to pursue doctoral study and to practice dietetics at an advanced level. The program develops research skills, stimulates independent thought,and provides detailed up-to-date knowledge of the subject matter. 

The Human Environmental Sciences (M.S.) specialization in Restaurant, Hotel and Meetings Management prepares students to excel in upper management positions in hospitality administration as well as preparing students to pursue doctoral study in hospitality management.

Faculty

Chair
  • Lawrence, Jeannine
Professor
  • Meyer, Mary Kay
Associate Professors
  • Crowe-White, Kristi
  • Knol, Linda
  • Lawrence, Jeannine
  • Severt, Kimberly
Assistant Professors
  • Boyle, Kimberly
  • Chen, Hsiangting "Shatina"
  • Douglas, Joy
  • Ellis, Amy
  • Jung, Seung Eun
  • Kong, Lingyan
  • Niuh, Alvin
  • Park, Han-A
  • Shin, Yeon Ho
  • Tan, Libo
Instructors
  • Bridgewater, Diane
  • Blumenthal, Jason
  • DeSalvo, Denise
  • Greene, Lori
  • Hugg, Carla
  • McMahon, Shannon
University Club
  • Dean, Angelique
  • Stroud, Matthew

Courses

NHM
530
Hours
3
Advanced Nutrition Counseling

Focuses on advanced skills in nutrition counseling that incorporates behavioral theory and motivational interviewing.

Prerequisite(s): HES 509: Research methods; open to human nutrition majors only.
NHM
550
Hours
3
Advanced Community Nutrition I

Focuses on principles, problems, and programs in community nutrition with an emphasis on community needs assessment.

Prerequisite(s): None.
NHM
551
Hours
3
Advanced Community Nutrition II

Explores the techniques and strategies used in community nutrition; focuses on facilitation of community interventions, development of community partnerships and collaborative programs.

Prerequisite(s): NHM 550
NHM
555
Hours
3
Maternal and Infant Nutrition

This course will focus on the scientific evidence that supports nutrition recommendations that result in optimal health for mothers and their infants. Methods of assessing nutritional status are included. The impact of insecurity and obesity on the nutritional status of mothers and their infants will be discussed.

NHM
556
Hours
3
Child and Adolescent Nutrition

Discussion of the scientific evidence that supports nutrition recommendations that result in optimal health for young children and adolescents. Explores determinants of nutritional status and public health strategies for prevention of prevalent nutritional concerns.

Prerequisite(s): NHM 555
NHM
557
Hours
3
Childhood Obesity

Focuses on the physiological, genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that predispose children and adolescents to obesity; explores the clinical and public health strategies for treatment and prevention.

NHM
558
Hours
3
Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease

Evidence-based solutions in the prevention and treatment of the most prevalent nutrition-related chronic diseases are discussed. Current research is translated into health promotion and disease prevention strategies and plans.

Prerequisite(s): HES 509
NHM
561
Hours
3
Advanced Vitamins and Minerals Metabolism

Lectures and reports on the physiological functions, metabolism, and interpretation of current research in vitamins and minerals.

NHM
562
Hours
3
Metabolism of Energy Nutrients

In-depth discussion of carbohydrates, lipids, and protein metabolism. Discussion and interpretation of recently published research in peer-reviewed journals.

NHM
564
Hours
1
Nutrition in Interprofessional Practice

The focus of this course is to prepare clinicians to work in interprofessional practice teams to meet the complex and multidimensional needs of Veterans and rural populations, with a special emphasis on the effects of multiple chronic conditions.

Prerequisite(s): NHM 566, NHM 567, or other similar MNT-oriented advanced course, RD status preferred. Admission by permission of Instructor only.
NHM
565
Hours
2
ID Mgmt of Chronic Disease

The focus of this course is to train clinicians to work in interprofessional practice teams to meet the complex and multidimensional needs patients with multiple chronic conditions living in rural areas. Instructor permission only.

Prerequisite(s): NHM 564
NHM
566
Hours
3
Adv Clinical Nutrition

Critical review of the physiological basis for nutritional management in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, hepatic, and renal systems.

NHM
567
Hours
3
Nutr Support Criticl Ill

Methods of assessing nutritional requirements of the critically ill patient and of delivering and monitoring enteral and parenteral nutrition are presented.

NHM
568
Hours
3
Nutrition for the Older Adult

Methods of assessing nutritional requirements and a review of nutrition and disease topics specifically relevant to the care of the older adult.

Prerequisite(s): NHM 566 or NHM 567 or permission of instructor.
NHM
587
Hours
3
Integrat Food System Mgt

Current problems in food systems management are presented, with emphasis on theories of management and integration of management functions.

NHM
590
Hours
1-6
Special Prob Nutrition

Instructor permission required.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required.
NHM
591
Hours
3-6
Spec Prob Food Science

No description available.

NHM
598
Hours
3
Non-Thesis Research

Experimental or analytical investigation of a food or nutrition-related issue. This course may be the capstone experience for the masters degree under Plan II and should be the last course the student takes prior to graduating.

NHM
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

Faculty mentored development of graduate thesis research.

NHM
625
Hours
3
Nutritional Epidemiology

This course is intended for graduate students in health-related professions. Principles of epidemiology are discussed and their application to nutrition. This course provides information on research methods to assess exposure through collection of dietary and biological data, evaluate quality of these data, conduct appropriate analyses, and draw valid conclusions.

NHM
635
Hours
3
Adv Prac. in Post Sec. Diet Ed

Focuses on developing Competency in Learning system design, with special emphasis on dietetics education at the college level.

NHM
648
Hours
3
Secioday Analysis Survey Data

An applied seminar in the secondary analysis of survey data.

NHM
698
Hours
1-15
Non-Dissertation Research

Participation in a cooperative faculty-student research project related to nutrition or food science.

RHM
521
Hours
3
Hospitality Law and Risk Management

Exploration of legal problems facing the hospitality industry. Legal cases related to restaurants, hotels, and meeting facilities are examined. Concerns and problem-solving for issues of risk management are explored.

RHM
570
Hours
3
Leaders Mgt Hospitality Indust

An examination of contemporary leadership and management theories and practices used in the hospitality industry.

RHM
574
Hours
3
Resources Mgt Hospitality Oper

Exploration of financial tools and techniques used in making effective managerial, business and operational decisions in hospitality organizations.

RHM
575
Hours
3
Hospitality Operations Analysis

This course will focus on the application of financial management tools used to assist managers in the hospitality industry. Financial concepts will be examined as they relate to management decision making. Emphasis will be on interrupting financial data and communicating results to operation managers. Students should have completed an undergraduate course in Accounting or Finance prior to registering for this course.

RHM
576
Hours
3
Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Formulation, development, and implementation of strategic management in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Prerequisite(s): None
RHM
588
Hours
3
Current Trends Food System Mgt

An exploration of a variety of issues of importance to effective management of food service operations. Topics vary to meet students' interests and issues facing the food service industry.

RHM
592
Hours
3-6
Special Topics in RHM

Problems related to the operations of hospitality organizations such as hotel, restaurants, clubs and conventions and meeting management facilities.

RHM
596
Hours
3
Seminar Hospitality Management

Discussion, reading, and exploration of operational issues related to the hospitality industry.

RHM
598
Hours
3
Non-Thesis Research

Experimental or analytical investigation of a topic in restaurant, hotel, or meeting management.

Prerequisite(s): HES 509
RHM
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

Faculty-mentored development of graduate thesis research.

Prerequisite(s): HES 509