Nutrient Metabolism 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.


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



Exams (Approximately 40% of the grade)

There are four section exams and a Final Exam. Each exam is worth 100 points. These exams are not timed. They will be open book, open note, but not open person. 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 four section exams need to be submitted by the end of the week (W04, W07, W10, W13). The Final Exam should be submitted by the due date of W14.

Weekly Assignments (Approximately 20% of grade)

There are seven application assignments given throughout the semester (W02, W03, W05, W06, W08, W09, W11, W12/W13). 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 assignment given on weeks that there is also an exam (W04, W07, and W10). Each assignment needs to be submitted no later than the end of the week 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 person. 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, W06, W08, W09, W11, W12, W13) and synchronously (W03, W05, W07, W10), 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.

LearnSmart Connect Preparation Assignments (Approximately 5% of grade)

LearnSmart Connect is an adaptive study guide which assesses your knowledge of the course material and provides questions that will 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. LearnSmart Connect assignments are due by the 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 initiative in serving other students.







Represents considerable/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.


Instructor Can Expect You To:

You can Expect Your Instructor To:


Student Honor: A major goal at Brigham Young University Idaho is to provide quality educational opportunities in a rich spiritual environment. To obtain this desired level of spiritual influence students are asked to observe all points of the Code of Honor. Please take time to review the BYUI Honor Code.
Academic Honesty: It is a violation of the Honor Code for a student to represent someone else’s work as his own. It is also a violation of the Honor Code to discuss what was on or not on the exam with students who have not taken the exam. Please take time to review the university’s policy on Academic Honesty.
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Students with Disabilities: BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact the Disability Services Office at 208.496.9210.
Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by this office. If you need assistance or feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established policy and procedures. Contact the Disability Services Office at 208.496.9210.


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