NTR 306 - Fundamentals of Nutrition

Texas Common Number: HECO 1322, BIOL 1322
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
NTR 306 Fundamentals of Nutrition Online $850.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

In Nutrition 306 students clarify what good nutrition means, raise their personal awareness about their health, learn how to incorporate good eating habits into their life, and learn how to help others do the same. Students will have the opportunity to act upon what they learn by completing two comprehensive dietary analysis projects, for which they will evaluate their own diet. Upon completion, students will be able to make nutrition decisions based on the strength of the knowledge that they gain throughout the lessons. This course can serve as a basis for a healthier lifestyle and also prepares students academically for more advanced nutrition courses.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Student have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in person at an approved testing center (learn more). Proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Textbook and Materials
Whitney & Rolfes. Understanding Nutrition, 14th Edition. Stamford, CT: Cengage. 2016.
ISBN-10: 128587434X
ISBN-13: 9781285874340

Diet and Wellness Plus. Stamford, CT: Cengage. 2014.
ISBN-10: 128585621X (6 month access)
ISBN-13: 9781285856216 (6 month access)
ISBN-10: 1285856201 (12 month access)
ISBN-13: 9781285856209 (12 month access)

Note: Understanding Nutrition and Diet and Wellness Plus are also sold as a bundle by the publisher.

Technical Requirements

  • High-speed internet access for watching streaming videos
  • Technology and ability to record digital video or audio files
  • Microphone, speakers and/or headphones
Official UT Austin Description:
Essential food components and their functions in life processes.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.