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Course ID: FON241LL
Title: Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory
Modality: Internet
Credit Hours: 1.00

Course Section Information

Institution: Rio Salado College

Section: 40275

Term: Spring 2014

Course Materials

Be sure that you have all the necessary materials prior to the start date of your course.


Printed Access Code
Diet Analysis Plus 10.0 Online Windows/Macintosh 2-Semester Instant Access Code 10th Edition
Author: Wadsworth copy; 2011

ISBN-10: 0-538-49509-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-538-49509-7

Purchased from: - Printed Access Code

Word is required for this course. Please refer to your MySite page and click on the Software Purchase link for information on purchasing Word.

Course Description and Competencies

Official Course Description
Self-evaluative laboratory experience to complement FON241, Principles of Human Nutrition using anthropometric, biochemical, and dietary analysis. Includes the use of qualitative and quantitative methodology to determine nutritional status and evaluate methodological applications.
Official Course Prerequisites or Corequisites:
Official Course Competencies
  1. Demonstrate proper laboratory safety techniques.
  2. Record, tabulate, compute, analyze, and present lab data.
  3. Comprehend and perform dietary analysis used to assess nutrient intake.
  4. Comprehend and perform anthropometric measurements used to analyze body composition.
  5. Comprehend and perform biochemical measurements used to analyze nutritional status.
  6. Interpret and apply measurements, models, and indices and relate them to health and nutrition status.
  7. Appreciate the role of scientific nutrition studies in establishing fundamental nutrition principles.

Course Requirements

14 At-Home Labs = 100 points each

Time Requirements

Remember that this is a one credit-hour class. As such, you will need to dedicate significant time to this course. Plan to spend at least one hour on course content and at least two hours on homework for a total of at least three hours each week. Be prepared to double your weekly class and study time if you choose an accelerated calendar.

Grading Procedure and Scale

Grading procedures are administered equally to all students in the course. Do not expect to receive a grade higher than that earned by your scored work. There will be no point adjustments made for such things as class participation or other subjective factors. There is no extra credit offered in this course.

Grading Procedure–Lab

Grade Scale:

A = A (90% - 100%)
B = B (80% - 89%)
C = C (70% - 79%)
D = D (60% - 69%)
F = F (0% - 59%)

Please Note: The grading procedure for this course is based on the total number of points possible.

The grading scale is administered equally to all students in the course. Do not expect to receive a grade higher than that earned by your total points. There will be no "point adjustments" made for such things as "class participation" or other subjective factors.

Please note: Extra credit is not available for this course.

Submitting Assignments

You will submit your assignments online.

efore submitting your assignment, open the Scoring Criteria Checklist. Be sure you can answer yes to each criterion before submitting your assignment.

Copyright Acknowledgements

Some images used in courses are licensed as follows: Accunet/AP Multimedia Archive,,, EBSCO Image Collection.

Miller, Lyle and Alma Dell Smith. Stress Vulnerability Scale. ©1985. Used with permission.

Final Grade Options

  • Letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) - awarded if the student completes all work, including the final exams.
  • Extension (in lieu of Incomplete grade) - Students may request an extension because of illness or other extenuating circumstances, if they have been doing acceptable work. The instructor will define the requirements and timelines to complete the course. Please Note: Instructors are not obligated to give extensions.
  • Withdrawal-Students may submit a withdrawal request on or prior to the “Last Date to Withdraw” indicated in their RioLearn Gradebook.  

    Students should not contact their instructor to request a withdrawal. A student wishing to withdraw from a class within the stated timeline must do so by visiting In extreme circumstances, students do have the option of requesting a complete withdrawal from the college by providing Student Enrollment Services with appropriate documentation.


There may be required in-person or on-line/take-home exam(s) for this course. Please review the "Grading Procedure and Scale" portion of your syllabus for details. Your course materials may give specific information about these exams and make suggestions for test preparation.

Check your Gradebook for specific due dates for your exam(s).

In-person exams are given at various locations throughout the valley for students who live in Maricopa County.

You may view information on Testing Sites to select the testing location and hours of operation that fit your needs. You may also contact our information line at (480) 517-8560.

Students who reside outside Maricopa County or who are registered with Disability Resources and Services can request a proctor. Please contact the Student Services testing center at (480) 517-8560. Requests can be made via the Internet by completing and submitting the proctor request form to Student Services.

In-Person Examination Procedures

  1. There is no appointment necessary to take your exam. Exams can be taken during normal hours of operation at any Rio Salado College testing site.
  2. You must complete the final exam by your course end date.
  3. You may take your exam(s) before your course end date if and only if you have received all of your graded assignments.

Syllabus Acknowledgement

Special Note: The online syllabus acknowledgement found under the Lesson Requirements on the Lesson 1 Preview Page should be completed prior to accessing any assignments for the class. If the online syllabus acknowledgement is not completed, students will be automatically purged from the course. Additionally, if a student is purged from class and has been provided permission by the department to be reinstated, the syllabus acknowledgement must be completed upon reinstatement into the class; even if it had been previously completed. 

Late or Missing Assignments

Assignments that have due dates are due on time according to the due dates in your gradebook. If you need to request an extension for an assignment, a request must be made to your instructor via Riolearn at least one week prior to the due date. You can request a due date change using the “Modify Due Dates” feature from the “Due Dates” tab in the Gradebook.

Late points may be applied at the instructor's discretion.

Course Completion Policy

A student who registers for a Distance Learning course is assigned a "start date" and an "end date." It is the student's responsibility to note due dates for assignments and to keep up with the course work.

Library Services

The Rio Salado Library is committed to student success and provides a variety of materials and services to enhance student learning.  Utilizing Rio’s online library for your research is the best way to ensure that your sources are validated, authoritative, and appropriate for college-level coursework. Librarians are available to help you at all times via our Ask a Librarian live chat service. Also, the How Do I..? Streaming Video Series provides instruction on how to use the online library to find books, articles, ebooks, streaming films, and more.

Please note that when library materials (e.g., articles, ebooks, and streaming media) are integrated into your lesson content, you will see the notation “…provided to you through the Rio Salado Library.

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct includes cheating, conspiring to cheat, soliciting to cheat, attempting to cheat, plagiarism, fabrication on an assignment, or other forms of dishonest presentation.

Posting assessments on an unauthorized web site, soliciting assessment answers and the unauthorized acquisition of assessments, assessment answers, or other academic material is cheating.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.  It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or sharing of term papers or other academic materials.  Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism.

We expect every student to produce his/her original, independent work. Any student whose work indicates a violation of the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy (including cheating and plagiarism) can expect sanctions as specified in the college catalog.

Rio Salado College uses software that uncovers plagiarism from student to student and other data sources on the Internet. If a student is found to have plagiarized content, grade consequences will be applied in accordance with departmental policies.

Civility Policy

The faculty of Rio Salado place a high value on the importance of general ethical standards of academic behavior and expect that communication between students and instructors or among students shall maintain the level of formality and mutual respect appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.

Language or behavior that is rude, abusive, profane, disruptive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Activity of this type is Academic Misconduct as defined in MCCCD Policy AR 2.3.11. Students engaging in such behavior will be removed from the course with a failing grade. Additional sanctions may be applied pursuant to AR 2.3.11.

Requirement for Active Class Participation

Please note that students may be withdrawn from class for non-participation.

If you receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the active participation requirements of this class.

Change of Address

Please notify Course Support at (480) 517-8243 or 1-800-729-1197 or by email at Please include your name, student number, phone number, and new address including city, state, and zip code.

Disability Statement

Rio Salado provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Please contact Disability Services at (480) 517-8562 or


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