NTN4310EN - Biblical Health & Nutrition Education in a Secular World

Course description

Individuals derive health beliefs and nutrition practices from the family of origin and community. Field experience and readings provide key principles, current methods, and basic tools for providing health and nutrition education in various settings. Students will apply course content to develop a relevant, biblically-based health or nutrition education workshop.

How this course benefits students

Health beliefs and nutrition practices are communicated from generation to generation within the family and community of origin. Students will learn about conducting a nutritional learning needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation. Readings and course content provide theory and research findings. Students will explore barriers and opportunities for biblically-based nutrition education by observing secular events.

Why this course is important

Course examines nutrition education and its wide-ranging implications for health and/or nutrition ministries. Students gains experience by partnering with a local health or food-related organization to create education materials and provide nutrition education. This course is designed to assist the lay person interested in creating and/or assisting with food and/or health related ministry in various settings.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Students will explore biblical perspectives on nutrition, and a Christian’s responsibility to be a role model.

Missionally driven

Health and nutrition concepts are applied with a mission focus to holistically engage communities. Students will identify nutrition education opportunities within new and/or existing food ministry platforms.

Contextually informed

Course content is contextually informed, specifically related to health and nutrition. The class will focus on nutrition education within communities.

Interculturally focused

Case studies and readings help students explore culturally relevant nutrition education strategies.

Practically minded

Course will provide practical considerations such as health literacy. Students implement strategies for addressing health and nutrition within communities as a concerned layperson, as well as through the church body.

Experientially transformed

Students gains experience by partnering with a local health or food-related organization to assess nutrition learning needs, develop education materials, and provide nutrition education.