Ingestive Behavior Research Center

IBRC Core Curriculum

The core program required of all students includes the following:

Five core courses + 8 various courses in stats, ethics, seminar and electives.
The total number of units will vary depending on which courses are chosen.
  • PSY 640            Human Feeding (2 credits) F (every other F)
  • PSY 692            Models of Feeding Behavior (3 credits) S (every other S - may be repeated)
  • NUTR 616               Special Topics in Ingestive Behavior (3 credits) S (every other S - may be repeated)
  • NUTR 617               Ingestive Behavior Seminar (1 credit) F (every other F - may be repeated)
  • NUTR 590               Obesity: Behavior, Physiology and Policy (2 credits) F (every other F)
  • Statistics:         Need 6 credits (Suggested options include but are not limited to the following):
    • STAT 511      Statistical Methods (3 credits) F (F, S)
    • STAT 512      Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits) F (F, S, Sum)
    • STAT 514      Design of Experiments (3 credits) F (F, S)
  • Ethics:               Need 1 course  (Suggested options include but are not limited to the following):
    • GRAD 612     Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit) F (F, S)
    • PSY 678        Clinical Ethics (2 credits) S (S)
  • Seminars:          Presentation of a minimum of 2 seminars. Select two of the following options:
    • NUTR 694           Introductory Foods and Nutrition Seminar (1 credit) S (S)
    • NUTR 695           Seminar (1 credit) S (F, S - may be repeated)
    • PSY 696        Seminar in Neurobiology, Endocrinology and Behavior (1 credit) F (F, S - may be repeated)
    • FS 684           Food Science Seminar (1 credit) F (F, S - may be repeated)
    • HK 668          Seminar in Exercise Physiology (3 credits) F (F, S, Sum - may be repeated)

 

Electives: Select at least three of the following from this suggested list of electives.  Other courses may be added to this list by committee recommendation to meet the needs of individual students.

IBRC Electives (grouped by topic) ** see Notes

Nutrition and Metabolism

  • ANSC 522       Monogastric Nutrition (3 credits) F (F)
  • ANSC 595       Adipocyte Biology (2 credits) F (F)
  • ANSC 620       Proteins and Amino Acids in Nutrition (3 credits) F (F)
  • BCHM 667       Prokaryotic Metabolic Regulation (1 credit) F or S (typically S)
  • NUTR 330            Diet Selection and Planning (3 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR 520            Medical Nutrition Therapy (4 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 530            Public Health Nutrition (2 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 534            Human Sensory Systems and Food Evaluation (3 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 580            Geriatric Nutrition (2 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 590            Lipids and Cell Function (2 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR 590            Nutritional Edpidemiology (1 credit) Sum (Sum)
  • NUTR 590            Phytochemicals: Biochemistry and Physiology (2 credits) S (every other S)
  • NUTR/ANSC605  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology I (4 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR/ANSC606  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology II (2 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR/ANSC607  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology III (2 credits) S (S)
  • FSCI 609         Food Lipids (1-3 credits) F (F)
  • FSCI 610         Food Proteins (3 credits) S (S)
  • FSCI 630         Carbohydrates (3 credits) F (F)

Physiology and Neural Systems

  • ANSC 514       Animal Biotechnology (3 credits) F (F)
  • BCHM 565      Biochemistry of Life Processes (2 credits) S (S)
  • BIOL 559        Endocrinology (3 credits) F (F)
  • BIOL 573        Molecular Biology Of Animal Cells (3 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR/ANSC605  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology I (4 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR/ANSC606  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology II (2 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR/ANSC607  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology III (2 credits) S (S)
  • PSY 512/BIOL562   Neural Systems (3 credits) S (S)

Growth, Development and Aging

  • ANSC 555      Animal Growth and Development (3 credits) S (S)
  • BIOL 444       Human Genetics (3 credits) F (F)
  • BIOL 481       Eukaryotic Genetics (3 credits) S (S)
  • BIOL 595       Developmental Biology (3 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR 580           Geriatric Nutrition (2 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 590           Basic Bone Biology (0-4 credits) F (F)
  • PSY 367        Adult Development and Aging (3 credits) F (F, S, Sum)
  • PSY 535        Psychology of Death and Dying (3 credits) F (typically S)
  • PSY 560        Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults (3 credits) S (S)
  • VCS 650        Biology of aging (1-3 credits) S (S)

Behavioral Analyses Including Learning and Memory

  • BIOL 580       Evolution (3 crdits) S (S)
  • BIOL 592       The Evolution Of Behavior (3 credits) S (S)
  • BIOL 595       Animal Communication (3 credits) F (F)
  • PSY 333        Motivation (3 credits) S (F, S, Sum)
  • PSY 494        Introduction to Ethology (3 credits) F (F)
  • PSY 615        Introduction to Psychobiology (check with department)
  • PSY 622        Animal Learning (3 credits) S (F, S)

Experimental Methods and Statistics

  • AGEC 605      Agricultural Price Analysis (3 credits) F (F)
  • AGEC 632      The Economics of Health Care and Health Policy (3 credits) F (F)
  • AGEC 691      Population Economics (3 credits) F (F)
  • CPB 619        Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials (2 credits) S (typically F)
  • CPB 623        Microcomputer Applications in Clinical & Biomedical Research (3 credits) S (S)
  • HK 611          Data Analysis in Health and Kinesiology (3 credits) F (F)
  • PSY 600        Statistical Inference (3 credits) F (F, S)
  • PSY 601        Correlation and Experimental Design (3 credits) S (F, S)
  • STAT 501      Experimental Statistics I (3 credits) F (F, Sum)
  • STAT 502      Experimental Statistics II (3 credits) Sum  (S, Sum)
  • STAT 503      Statistical Methods for Biology (3 credits) F (F, S)
  • STAT 511      Statistical Methods (3 credits) F (F, S) [if not used as core requirement]
  • STAT 512      Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits) F (F, S, Sum) [if not used as core requirement]
  • STAT 514      Design of Experiments (3 credits) F (F, S) [if not used as core requirement]

Additional Seminar Options (after satisfying two required seminars, additional seminars may be taken)

  • ANTH 609      Seminar in Professionalisn (2-3 credits) S (S - may be repeated)
  • NUTR 617           Ingestive Behavior Seminar (1 credit) F (every other F - may be repeated)
  • PSY 696        Seminar in Neurobiology, Endocrinology, and Behavior (1 credit) S (F, S - may be repeated)

Additional Related Courses

  • BIOL 585       Ecology (3 credits) F (F)
  • NUTR 534           Human Sensory Systems and Food Evaluation (3 credits) S (S)
  • NUTR 616           Special Topics in Ingestive Behavior (3 credits) S (every other S - may be repeated)
  • PSY 633        Special Lectures in Neuroscience (2 credits) F (F)
  • PSY 635        Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research (check with department)
  • PSY 692        Evolutionary Psychology (3 credits) F (F)

** NOTES: Course offerings are subject to change

F = Course to be taught in Fall

(S) = Course typically offered in Spring

About the IBRC

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University is unique in providing an interdisciplinary research and training environment that promotes excellence in the analysis of ingestive behavior and its disorders.


Our Vision

Individual and population-based health practices will be optimized by advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.


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Cresta Cates
Administrative Assistant
Purdue University
Stone Hall, Room 220
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059

catesc@purdue.edu
(765) 494-5735 phone
(765) 494-0674 fax