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Madison College: School of Professional and Continuing Education

Nutrition and the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease

Part of the Wellness Counseling Certificate. This course presents the etiology of chronic disease and the impact of diet and exercise on prevention and management. The course covers chronic diseases that are major causes of mortality including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity. The effects of diet and exercise on disease prevention and progression are examined.

Madison College: School of Professional and Continuing Education
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  • Student gains experience in all major areas outlined in the Preceptor Evaluation of Students form and receives a satisfactory rating from the preceptor.
  • Receives a cumulative score of 80% or better on assignments.
  • Receives a cumulative score of 80% or better on exams/quizzes.
  • Discuss the role of nutrition in the etiology of chronic disease.
  • Identify nutrition strategies to diminish the incidence of chronic disease.
  • Identify appropriate dietary interventions for the management of chronic disease, the prevention of disease progression and comorbidities.
  • Understand and explain the influence of blood sugar, insulin, and metabolism on eating behaviors.
  • Understand and explain the interrelationships between overweight and obesity with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease risks, and related diseases.
  • Assist with explaining the fundamentals of caloric imbalance, diet evaluation, and diet planning.
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