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NSCI 640 - Energetics for Science Educators

  • 3 credits
  • Online

This course explores the production and use of energy. Topics covered are thermodynamics, energy conversion and efficiency, biochemistry of energy metabolism, and global energy production. Lab exercises encompass experiments like using microencapsulated liquid crystal sheets to track energy flow, calculating equilibrium constants from thermodynamic parameters, and analyzing energy expenditure in athletic performance.

A Science Lab Kit is utilized during this course.

This course can be applied toward:


Admission to the Master of Professional Natural Sciences program.

Important Information

Lab kits are essential to the learning experience of this course. To assure you receive your lab kit via mail in time for the beginning of the course, please register early.

International students, please register at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are an international student and attempting to register within 6 weeks of the course start date, please contact Karina Hassell at for further instructions.