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Nutritional Sciences minor

Angelina Maia, Minor Adviser

The nutritional sciences minor enhances a student’s major with a focus on nutrients and human nutrition issues. The study of nutrients includes knowledge about their sources, metabolism, and relationship to health. Nutritional status impacts medicine, health care policy and promotion, global relationships, issues in anthropology and sociology, exercise science, food systems, hospitality, and behavioral health.

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in dietetics and nutrition or nutritional sciences.
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Required Courses
NUTR-215 Contemporary Nutrition
Choose one of the following course sequences
   MEDS-250, 251    Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II
   MEDG-101, 102, 103, 104    Human Biology I, II and Labs
Choose two of the following
   HSPT-121    Principles of Food Production
   NUTR-210    Nutrition and the Mediterranean Diet
   NUTR-333    Techniques in Dietetic Education
   NUTR-300    Sports Nutrition  
   NUTR-510    Nutrition and Integrative Medicine
   NUTR-525    Medical Nutrition Therapy I
   NUTR-526    Medical Nutrition Therapy II
   NUTR-554    Life Cycle Nutrition