# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences (8390/18 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8390
Duration:18 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain a basic understanding of nutrition. The course will enable students to identify common food sources of nutrients and the purposes of these nutrients in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Students will learn to apply principles of nutrition, including current dietary guidelines to his/her lifestyle and future careers.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services
  • Human Services
    • Counseling and Mental Health Services
    • Early Childhood Development and Services
    • Family and Community Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.