At which campus can I study this program?
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.
|Requirements for the Minor
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: Require a grade of C or better
|Introductory Principles of Nutrition
|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.
|First Year Seminar in Nutritional Sciences
|Our Plates: Exploring Food and Healthy Eating Patterns Through Cooking
|Careers in Nutrition
|Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US
|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.
|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
|Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
|Nutritional Aspects of Disease
DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES
110 Chandlee Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802