Examination of nutritional needs and medical nutrition therapy with discussion of biochemical markers of nutrition, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the USDA's online nutrition and health website. Life cycle nutrition and the relationship between health and illness for specific disease states are discussed. Emphasis on the relationship between age, gender, disease states, chronic and acute illness, and various forms of nutritional therapies. The course work requres a basic, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology and basic nutrition. 1 Credit (1 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and BIO125.