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Minor in Nutrition


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:

  1. Develop graduates who can demonstrate a general knowledge of the elements of nutrition, food systems and disease prevention;
  2. Develop graduates who are able to acquire evidence-based knowledge in order to effectively formulate and communicate possible solutions to emerging nutrition problems; 
  3. Develop graduates with inter-professional competencies engaged in the improvement of human nutrition and well-being; and
  4. Develop graduates with the needed skills and knowledge to be eligible for graduate studies.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Minor in Nutrition should be able to:

  1. Discuss the support knowledge underlying nutritional sciences.
  2. Discuss the interrelationships between food, nutrition, and disease prevention.
  3. Apply nutritional principles when evaluating dietary information and practices.
  4. Distinguish reliable food and nutrition information.
  5. Integrate nutritional principles in the understanding of human health.
  6. 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.)