Course Syllabus

Welcome to NUTR 200


NUTR 200: Nutrient Metabolism, is designed to take a more in-depth look at the Science of Nutrition and the metabolism of nutrients. It is also important to have an understanding of legitimate nutrition information and the best sources of such information. As we delve deeper into the study of nutrition and current topics, you will be more confident in making dietary choices because you will have a better understanding of the role nutrients play in your body.

Required Resources

This course uses a low-cost, auto-access textbook. Read the information in the Textbook Information module to learn how to access your textbook.

Important: This course requires McGraw-Hill Connect access to complete the activity and assignments. Please do not opt out of materials for this course. It is necessary for the integration to properly work in the course.

Resource Title and Description
(books, software, and so on)
Author and Provider Ed. or Vol. 13-Digit ISBN (if applicable)

Wardlaw's Perspectives in Nutrition

(comes with the course; charged the first day of class)

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner

McGraw-Hill Connect

12th 9781260695595
  • Microphone (a headset or earphones along with a microphone is preferred).
  • Software—Students will need the most current software version of Microsoft Office Suite. (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
    • If you do not already have access to Microsoft Office products, you can get the Office 365 version for free with your BYUI student account.
    • Go to and choose your BYUI email account. NOTE: Using your BYUI email lets you download for free.
      1. Select Install Office (located upper right-hand corner).
      2. When it is done downloading, you are ready to go to work.

McGraw-Hill Account

Because this course uses McGraw-Hill Connect activities, you are required to create a McGraw-Hill account, if you have not previously created one for a BYU-Idaho course. Instructions, found in the Textbook Information module of the course (in the page titled, Access McGraw-Hill Connect), guide you to complete the necessary steps for setup.


In this course, an online proctoring software will be used called Proctorio. It allows students to take the test anywhere without a human proctor present.

Students will need the following:

  • A webcam.
  • Microphone (most webcams have a microphone built-in).
  • Google Chrome as your internet browser, required to take your proctored exams.
  • Proctorio's Google Chrome Extension.

After you install the Proctorio extension, you will access your proctored exams like you would any other exam. Your exams will be recorded by Proctorio and reviewed by the BYUI Testing Center. Any questionable exams will be forwarded to the instructor to review the recordings. 

Install Proctorio 

The first task you will need to complete is installing the Google Chrome browser and then the Proctorio Extension if you don't already have them.

  1. To install Chrome on your computer, please go to Google Chrome.
  2. Install Proctorio Chrome Extension.


Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate nutrition information and current nutrition trends using a strength of the evidence approach.
  2. Describe macro- and micronutrient digestion and absorption.
  3. Explain the steps of macronutrient metabolism.
  4. Describe how the body adjusts the metabolic pathways to keep a constant supply of energy under varying circumstances. 
  5. Describe the pathology of nutrition-related diseases.
  6. Recommend diet and lifestyle changes for the promotion of health in healthy individuals and those with nutrition-related diseases.

Major Assignments

The table below is meant to help you see the relevance of each major assignment as it pertains to the course outcomes.

Major Assignment Description Course Outcome #
Volunteer Presentation Students will create and present a case study focused on a unique health condition. #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
Three Exams Unit Tests. #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
Final Comprehensive. #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6

Weekly Patterns

The table below displays typical weekly activities, due dates, and activity descriptions for W02–09. 

Due Date* Learning Model Activity Title Description
Midweek Prepare Study Study guide and content for the week.
Midweek Prepare Smartbook Connect Textbook assignment in Smartbook Connect.
Midweek Teach Group Meet as a group and teach one another.
Midweek Ponder Quiz Weekly content quiz.
End of Week Prove Assignment Application Assignment.

The table below displays typical weekly activities, due dates, and activity descriptions for W10–13.

Due Date* Learning Model Activity Title Description
Midweek Prepare Study Study guide and content for the week.
Midweek Teach Group Meet as a group and teach one another.
Midweek Ponder Quiz Weekly content quiz.
End of Week Prove Assignment Case Study Assignment.

*Set your time zone within user preferences so the dates and times for course activities will display correctly for your time zone.

Learning Model

You are encouraged to learn by study and also by faith (D&C 88:118). The three processes of the Learning Model will help you deepen your learning experience.

In this course, the Prepare phase of the Learning Model is delivered through the study material (textbook and other reading materials). The Teach One Another phase is facilitated through group work. The Ponder and Prove phase is measured through the weekly application assignment.

The Five Principles of the learning model is where you, the student, can take personal responsibility and invite the spirit to be part of your study strategies and learning process.



You can expect to receive grades and feedback within seven days of the due date for all assignments. You can expect to receive weekly announcements from your instructor. To find feedback quicker and to have announcements come to your contact method of choice, add your contact methods in Canvas so you can receive notifications.


The BYU-Idaho standard for the student workload in courses is about 3–4 hours per week per credit hour (for example, this three-credit course would require approximately 9–12 hours of work per week). Set time aside in your daily schedule to work on the course.

Group Work

  1. W02 is a randomly generated group where each group member will conduct a peer evaluation.
  2. W03–10 groups are set up based on time availability and conduct asynchronous and synchronous group meetings where various topics are discussed.
  3. W11–13 groups are set based on your volunteer's health condition. You will be sharing and peer evaluating each other's volunteer case study presentations.

Late Work

As a sign of professionalism and respect, complete your work on time. Late work is not accepted unless prior arrangements with the instructor has been approved.

Grading Scale

Exams (Approximately 40% of the grade)

There are three section exams and a Final Exam. Each exam is worth 100 points. These exams are timed. They will be closed book, but allow one page of notes (8.5 by 11 inches, front and back).  You may take each exam only once. You are on your honor to complete the exam on your own without help from another person. If you have a concern with one of the exam questions, you should contact the instructor by email. The three section exams need to be submitted by the end of the week (W05, W09, W13). The Final Exam should be submitted by the due date of W14.

Weekly Assignments (Approximately 20% of grade)

There are nine application assignments given throughout the semester (W02, W03, W04, W06, W07, W08, W10, W11, W12). Each applies the principles learned in the course and provides an opportunity to practice using the principles in your own life. There are no required assignments given on weeks that there is also a unit exam (W05, W09, and W13). Each assignment needs to be submitted no later than the end of the week that it is assigned.

Quizzes (Approximately 15% of grade)

There is a syllabus quiz (worth 10 points) and 13 timed preparation quizzes (worth 15 points). The timed quizzes are open-book, open-note, but not open to asking friends for answers. You may only take the quiz once. You will be given 30 minutes on the timed quizzes. You are on your honor to complete the quizzes on your own without help from another person. If you have a concern with one of the quiz questions, you should contact the instructor by email. The quizzes for W02–W13 must be completed by the first weekly due date.

Group Activity (Approximately 20% of grade)

Each week has a group activity worth 20 points. Groups will meet both asynchronously (W02, W04, W05, W07, W08, W10, W11, W12, W13) and synchronously (W03, W06, W09), using online tools to complete a variety of activities. All activities will encourage the use of research as you teach and work with your individual groups. Groups will be formed at the beginning of the semester by the instructor based on students’ availability for synchronous group work. Group Research activities need to be submitted as outlined in each week.

SmartBook Connect Preparation Assignments (Approximately 5% of grade)

SmartBook Connect is an adaptive study guide that assesses your knowledge of the course material and provides questions that adapt to your strengths and weaknesses. This is completed using “Connect” your online course textbook. By answering questions correctly, you work towards completing the assignment. You make take the questions as many times as needed to get them correct. If you are willing to put in the time (approximately 20 minutes each week), you can always achieve 100% completion on these assignments. SmartBook Connect assignments are due by the first weekly due date.

Grading Scale

Grade % Score Description





Represents outstanding understanding, application, and integration of subject material and extensive evidence of original thinking, skillful use of concepts, and ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Demonstrates diligent application of Learning Model principles, including an initiative in serving other students.







Represents considerable and significant understanding, application, and incorporation of the material which would prepare a student to be successful in next level courses, graduate school, or employment. The student participates in the Learning Model as applied in the course.







Represents sufficient understanding of subject matter. The student demonstrates minimal initiative to be prepared for class. Sequenced courses could be attempted, but mastering new materials might prove challenging. The student participates only marginally in the Learning Model.







Represents poor performance and initiative to learn and understand and apply course materials. Retaking a course or remediation may be necessary to prepare for additional instruction in this subject matter.
F Less than 60% Represents failure to meet the requirements of the course.

Your Instructor Can Expect You to do the Following:

  • Stay informed! Review all course announcements and emails.
  • Follow directions! Carefully read and follow all course instructions.
  • Review and improve. Read over and utilize feedback given.
  • Submit coursework by the assigned due date. Understand that a late submission, even five minutes late, on coursework will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the instructor.
  • Complete your own work. Do not use work from current or past students. Do not reuse work from other courses or this course if you have taken it before.
  • Contact your instructor by email if you have questions, are unable to find feedback, or need additional help on coursework.

You Can Expect Your Instructor to do the Following:

  • Communicate with you through weekly announcements and/or emails.
  • Reply to emails within 24 hours on weekdays and 72 hours on weekends.
  • Grade and provide feedback on all coursework within seven days of the assigned due date.
  • Be willing to meet with you one-on-one (either on the phone or through Adobe Connect) by appointment.

You Can Expect Your TA to do the following:

Teacher Assistants (TAs) are used in this course and can be a great resource for you to use. TAs assist the instructor with grading so you will see comments from them both in the rubric and on the assignments. TAs will also hold one question and answer (Q&A) hour throughout the week (see announcements to know when). This Q&A hour is a time for you to ask questions about assignments or course topics.

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Disability Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Disability Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.

Course Summary:

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