2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Nutrition (NTR)

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
Dave Hostler
Chair
Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Learning Environment

The courses for the nutrition minor are delivered in a variety of settings. The class sizes range from 40 – 220 students. The majority of the courses are conducted as lectures in a traditional classroom setting. The foundation courses (NTR 108/109) can be taken online. There is also a laboratory course (NTR 110) that provides hands-on learning opportunities. In some of the upper levels courses, students engage in groups projects and give presentations.

About Our Facilities

The majority of these courses are delivered in recently renovated classroom spaces primarily on UB’s South Campus. The laboratory course has equipment to learn how to perform body composition analysis.

About Our Faculty

The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences includes 12 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 5 clinical faculty members, and 7 affiliated faculty members. Faculty research interests include: environmental physiology; emergency responder health and safety, temperature regulation; obesity; food motivation; phytosterols; and caffeine use. Over 130 classes a year are taught by ENS faculty with the support of seven teaching assistants. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught by full-time faculty members with specializations in nutrition and exercise physiology.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences department website for additional information about our faculty.

NTR Courses


  • NTR 108LEC Human Nutrition
    Lecture

    Explores basic concepts integral to the science of nutrition. Emphasizes metabolic and physiologic principles underlying digestion and absorption of nutrients, chemical structure and metabolic fate of nutrients, the biochemical role of nutrients in maintaining health, and the effects of over- and under-nutrition on disease pathogenesis.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NTR 109LEC Nutrition in Practice
    Lecture

    Builds upon the principles of nutrition learned in NTR 108. Assumes a mastery of the concepts of nutrition-as they relate to chemistry, metabolism, and physiology-presented in NTR 108. Emphasizes individual, clinical, social, and applied aspects of nutrition, including food labeling, diet analysis, supplements, and food allergies. Covers additional aspects of health and nutrition such as hypertension, osteoporosis, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Other Requisites: Students who completed NTR 108 prior to Fall 2016 must enroll in both NTR 109 and NTR 110 in the same semester.
  • NTR 110LAB Nutrition in Practice Lab
    Laboratory

    Lab course for NTR 109. Students will investigate their own dietary practices using dietary assessment tools. Students will also visit, analyze and report on observations made in the community and industry based food systems, food purchasing facilities and cultural food markets.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Other Requisites: Only open to students who have completed or are enrolling in the same term in NTR 108 or 109. Students who completed NTR 108 prior to Fall 2016 must enroll in both NTR 109 and NTR 110 in the same semester.
  • NTR 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NTR 301LAB Dietary Assessment
    Laboratory

    Prepares students to assess dietary intake of individuals, groups, and populations and how it relates to physical activity. Also prepares students to interpret data arising from dietary assessment.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NTR 401LEC Nutrition and Health
    Lecture

    Discusses nutrition as an important element for maintaining optimal health. Emphasizes the importance of each nutrient based on its biochemical and physiological functions. Also covers nutritional needs at specific stages in the life cycle, and the implication of nutrition in major health problems in the United States, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Students learn to determine nutritional status through dietary analysis and to evaluate nutritional information.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • NTR 402LEC Nutrition in the Life Cycle
    Lecture

    Explores the role of nutrition in human development, from prenatal period through older adulthood.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: NTR 108
  • NTR 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Offers the student a unique educational experience not covered by existing formal courses. This may include library research, laboratory projects, learning new techniques, or participating in ongoing projects.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
Dave Hostler
Chair
Heather Kearns
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: May 25, 2018 08:14:41 AM