Master's Degree - Dietetics

Fall 2024 Course Information
Obesity Across the Lifespan

Course Description
This course offers exploration of the affects that obesity has on public health, the healthcare system, and society in general. The course provides an overview of strategies to prevent obesity across the lifespan.
Contacts
Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

TBD


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, you will receive one of three emails depending on your current KUMC student status:
  1. If this is your first course through KUMC, a new account will be created.  You will receive an initial email from tlt@kumc.edu with instructions on how to open a secure email, followed by the secure email which will provide your login instructions and the title of the course(s) you are enrolled in.
  2. If you have taken a course through KUMC and your account is still active, usually having taken a course within the past year, you will receive an email from tlt@kumc.edu informing you of the course(s) you are enrolled in, your username, and who to contact if you forgot your password.
  3. If you have taken a course through KUMC before and it has been a year or longer, your account will most likely need to be reactivated.  You will receive a secure email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.

Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Reuel Drilon is a student in the gerontology and aging studies program.As a non-traditional college student in my early 50s, living and working in the Pacific Island of Guam, choosing the right program for graduate studies was very important to me. The process of selecting the right program was intentional – it had to offer a diverse student population, professors with real-life experiences, a safe space to share cultural perspectives, and a curriculum that offered classes that were aligned with students’ educational and professional goals. The Great Plains IDEA program met and exceeded all my expectations. Concepts from every course have been applied in my profession to the extent that it has aided in the expansion of our services and the population we serve. As I reflect on these successes, I attribute much of it to the genuine care of the GP IDEA professors who were as passionate about the success of each student as they were in the subjects they taught. GP IDEA was definitely the right program for me!

– – Reuel C. Drilon, Gerontology and Aging Studies Graduate Student,
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