This program provides a current, dynamic education. Students learn the scientific basis for consuming a diet based primarily on whole foods, and learn how to practically apply sound principles of nutrition. The program offers a variety of courses including food systems, food systems production management, food science, advanced food science, nutritional science, nutritional assessment, medical nutrition therapy, nutritional counseling and education, nutrition in the lifespan, wellness, functional foods and nutraceuticals, nutrition and genetics, and biochemical nutrition.
- Teacher: Carolyn Richardson
Agriscience is an introductory science course that prepares students for biology, subsequent
science and agriculture courses, and postsecondary study. This course helps students understand the
important role that agricultural science and technology serves in the 21st century. In addition, it serves
as the first course for all programs of study in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster.
Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards for English Language
Arts & Literacy in Technical Subjects, Tennessee Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, and
Tennessee state standards in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II,
Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics, and Physical World Concepts, as well as the National
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster Content Standards.
This course is designed to introduce students to pre-veterinary science. Students will learn nutrition requirements for healthy pets, gain an understanding of anatomy & physiology of different species & breeds of animals specifically kept as pets. In addition, students will be introduced to grooming techniques, care, & careers related to small animal science.