Nutrition and the Digestive System


Course Overview

This course will teach you how the digestive system works to extract critical nutrients from food, how we incorporate those nutrients into our body, and how the autonomic nervous system facilitates these processes. You will also learn how bacteria from the environment may affect our digestive processes and why consuming foods containing specific nutrients can minimize some illnesses that occur with normal living.
  • Nutrition, health, and wellness professionals looking to gain a stronger understanding of the science of nutrition
  • Fitness and sports professionals, including personal trainers and athletic coaches
  • Anyone interested in personal wellness and living a healthier life
  • Anyone interested in nutrition, weight loss, diet, and exercise