New Course in Nutrition and Health Promotion Offered

August 1, 2009

BRANDON, MB – Brandon University’s School of Health Studies is pleased to announce a new course offering this spring in Nutrition and Health Promotion. The new course will run May 4 to June 15 from 6:30 PM. to 9:30 PM. on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Nutrition and Health Promotion (71.197) has been designed for students in the Brandon University Bachelor of Nursing program. The course is one of the required courses in the pre-nursing year of the program. The course focuses on theory and research evidence related to achieving and maintaining healthy eating and nutritional status. Students will study the body’s normal nutritional needs and recommended daily dietary allowances for calories, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Students will learn about the body’s mechanisms for normal regulation of food intake and energy metabolism and storage. Common health risks associated with excessive and deficient body weight will be examined along with disorders stemming from nutritional compromise. Students will be engaged in course theory to consider important concepts related to determinants of health as they relate to optimal nutritional status.

The School of Health Studies is very excited to offer this course at Brandon University for the first time. Prior to this offering on campus, students were required to complete the required course via distance from Athabasca University. Now students will have the option of face-to-face interaction with other students in a classroom learning environment, and will receive on-site instruction by an expert in nutritional sciences.

The School of Health Studies at Brandon University offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Nursing (B.N.). Graduates of the program are eligible to write the qualifying examinations for licensure as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).

For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Tracey Collyer, Student Advisor
School of Health Studies
Brandon University
Phone: (204) 571-8567
Email: collyerc@brandonu.ca

Dr. Kathryn Hyndman, Chair of Nursing
School of Health Studies
Brandon University
Phone: (204) 571-8579
Email: Hyndmank@Brandonu.ca