Nutrition, Minor

The minor in nutrition is designed for undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines across the university who wish to expand and apply their understanding in key concepts of nutrition and how they intersect with public health, clinical applications, food policy, behavioral counseling, or health communication.

The minor is comprised of five courses. It requires a foundational course in Human Nutrition (HSCI 1105) or Nutrition Service Learning (HSCI 1107) that instructs students in the basic principles of human nutrition. Students expand foundational concepts in additional required courses to apply knowledge of nutrition in clinical settings and to public health initiatives. Following the initial core courses, students complete two elective courses, at least one at 3000 level or higher, developing deeper knowledge and specific professional skills.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

HSCI 1105Human Nutrition4
or HSCI 1107 Nutrition Service Learning
HSCI 2350Advanced Nutrition in Health and Disease4
HSCI 2500Public Health Nutrition in the Community4

Supporting Courses

Complete two of the following. At least one elective must be at the 3000 level or above:7-8
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Counseling Theories and Practice
Health Communication
International Food Policy
Introduction to Exercise, Fitness, and Health
Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
Pharmacology for the Health Professions
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry 2
Food Systems and Public Policy
Food, Behavior, and Eating Disorders

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor