Here is an overview of all of the different types of assignments in the course. You can find the detailed directions for the assignments and the grading rubrics in the module where they are assigned.

Discussion Activities

The discussion activities provide you with an opportunity to deeply reflect on the readings assigned to each module and apply them to a problem. Online discussion allows time to weave your thoughts and reflect on the readings and your experiences. All of the posts on the discussion board are required to be thoughtful, reflective, and concise.


Quizzes test your knowledge and help prepare you for the course and the proctored exams.

Written Assignments/Essays

The written assignments and essays will help you apply and communicate what you have learned in class. They can help prepare you for the proctored assessments.

Diet Analysis Project

The assignment provides an opportunity to examine your own habits and connecting them to the course content.

Proctored Assessments

The proctored assessments provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the course knowledge. You can find the information on how to take proctored assessments in the Taking Proctored Assessments section of the Syllabus.