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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.


BMS 300 (Principles of Human Physiology) or CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems); FSHN 150 (Survey of Human Nutrition); Graduate standing.

Important Information

This course is offered: spring and summer.

For assistance with registration overrides, please contact the instructor.

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

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.