Nutrition Studies, Minor

Program Code: NSTD_UMNR

Program Description

The Nutrition Studies minor is a flexible minor designed to help students understand the role of nutrition and foods on health promotion and chronic disease prevention and its application and implementation in the social and behavioral sciences, food systems, community nutrition and policy, and many other related areas. Students will explore various areas of nutrition as it relates to nutrition and food policy at local community, national, and global levels, food access and insecurity, understanding nutrition's role and impact on individuals' health and well-being at various life stages, the application of nutrition principles to target audiences, community health promotion, and  delivering nutrition messages to improve the well-being and health of individuals, families, and communities.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
NUTR 251Introductory Principles of Nutrition Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 9 credits from the following list of courses. Please check the listed prerequisites to ensure you meet the criteria to enroll in the course.9
First Year Seminar in Nutritional Sciences
Our Plates: Exploring Food and Healthy Eating Patterns Through Cooking Keystone/General Education Course
Careers in Nutrition
Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US Keystone/General Education Course
Science and Methods of Food Preparation
Assessment of Nutritional Status
Nutrition Education and Behavior Change Theory
Community and Public Health Nutrition
Managing Quality in Food and Nutrition Services
Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from the following list of 400-level courses. Please check the Bulletin to understand the required prerequisite courses to ensure you meet the criteria to enroll in the courses listed below.6
Introduction to Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition for Exercise and Sports
Eating and Weight Disorders
Biocultural Perspectives on Public Health Nutrition
Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics
Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
Micronutrient Metabolism
Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
Nutritional Aspects of Disease
Nutritional Neuroscience


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