The Minor in Nutrition program is a strong addition for students interested in health and well-being. The program complements the knowledge of students related to nutrition, food, and health. Courses provide a foundation in the applied science of nutrition that incorporates elements of basic and nutritional sciences, food systems, disease prevention, and public health policy.
The Minor in Nutrition aims to:
- Develop graduates who can demonstrate a general knowledge of the elements of nutrition, food systems and disease prevention;
- Develop graduates who are able to acquire evidence-based knowledge in order to effectively formulate and communicate possible solutions to emerging nutrition problems;
- Develop graduates with inter-professional competencies engaged in the improvement of human nutrition and well-being; and
- Develop graduates with the needed skills and knowledge to be eligible for graduate studies.
Graduates with a Minor in Nutrition should be able to:
- Discuss the support knowledge underlying nutritional sciences.
- Discuss the interrelationships between food, nutrition, and disease prevention.
- Apply nutritional principles when evaluating dietary information and practices.
- Distinguish reliable food and nutrition information.
- Integrate nutritional principles in the understanding of human health.
- Evaluate nutrition information in order to make informed and effective decisions.
For a Minor in Nutrition, students must complete a minimum of 18 credits, distributed as follows:
- Core Courses (9 credits)
- Elective Courses (9 credits)
Core Courses (9 credits)
- NUT201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (3 cr.)
- NUT301 Community Nutrition (3 cr.)
- NUT335 Foodservice & Safety Management (3 cr.)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
- BIO200 Basic Biology (3 cr.)1
- BIO260 Human Anatomy & Physiology (3 cr.)2
- BIO261 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1 cr.)3
- NUT312 Food Chemistry (3 cr.)
- NUT346 Quantity Food production (2 cr.)
- NUT356 Nutrition Status Assessment (2 cr.)
- NUT367 Food Processing (2 cr.)
- NUT401 Advanced Human Nutrition (3 cr.)
- NUT430 Nutrition in Life Cycle (3 cr.)
- NUT445 Counseling Communication Skills (2 cr.)
- PHA560 Clinical Nutrition & Diet Therapy (2 cr.)
- BCH300 Essentials of Biochemistry (3 cr.)4
1 or BIO201 General Biology I (4 cr.)
2 or BIO343 Anatomy & Physiology (3 cr.) or PHA202 Medical Anatomy & Physiology (3 cr.)
3 or BIO344 Anatomy & Physiology Lab (1 cr.)
4 or PHA208 Medical Biochemistry (4 cr.) or BCH301 Introduction to Biochemistry (4 cr.)