Science of Nutrition

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

The UExcel Science of Nutrition examination is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, lower-level undergraduate course in nutrition science. The examination corresponds to course offerings such as Introduction to Nutrition, Principles of Nutritional Science, Human Nutrition, or Nutrition Science. The examination measures knowledge of facts and terminology, an understanding of concepts central to the topics of macronutrients, water and micronutrients, cell biology and physiology of nutrient utilization, and energy balance, and for the student’s ability to apply these concepts. No prior knowledge of nutrition is required for this examination; however, a basic familiarity with the concepts generally covered in human physiology, biology, and chemistry is assumed. (Multiple-choice examination)

*The Science of Nutrition exam does not meet the Natural Sciences and Mathematics degree requirements at Excelsior College. The credits from this exam can be used to meet the Applied Professional or Elective degree requirements.

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