FSHN 530 - Principles of Nutrition Science & Metabolism

  • 3 credits
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This course will provide students advanced knowledge in the science of nutrition, including the ingestion and digestion of food, the absorption, transport, and metabolism of macro and micronutrients, energy balance and bodyweight regulation, and relationships to health and risk of disease. Students will learn about the structures, functional roles, and metabolic regulation of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins during conditions of fasting, feeding, and exercise, as well as the role of vitamins and minerals in cellular and whole body homeostasis. This course will serve as a prerequisite for subsequent courses in the Graduate Certificate in Nutrition Sciences.


Completion of one of the following courses (or equivalent): FSHN 150 (Survey of Human Nutrition) or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Physiology) or CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) LIFE 102 (Atributes of Living Systems).

Important Information

This course is offered all three terms: spring, summer and fall.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbook and materials available via Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks subscription (linked through course Canvas homepage). Includes option to rent hardcopy - click here for details.


James Peth


James Peth, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., CSU-Provost-Teaching Fellow (2013-2015).

James is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University. His academic background is exercise science, nutrition, physiology, biomedical sciences, and public health. His main interest is the role of nutrition in prevention of chronic diseases. His primary focus is developing and teaching courses in nutrition sciences. James is also part of CSU Extension’s Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health team.

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