Complement your current field of study with a better understanding of nutrition and
how it impacts our everyday health.
Better nutrition is the key to improving health outcomes, preventing chronic disease
and fostering healthy habits for life. Knowledge of nutrition and its impact on well-being
can complement a number of different academic disciplines.
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Why minor in nutrition?
The science of nutrition explores how nutrients aid the body in growth and development.
It's the foundation of knowledge for maintaining health and wellness, and enhances
the education you'll receive if you're already majoring in:
Augment your current career path with courses in community nutrition, sports nutrition
or the fundamentals of nutrition.
Complete a minor in Nutrition with 16 credit hours.
Nutrition Minor Courses
N&D 345. Community Nutrition. 3 Credits.
This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan programs and promote nutritional well-being to the public. Through readings, lectures and class discussions, students work in teams to select a community to assess, research it relative to interrelated health, social and economic concerns, and identify nutrition priorities that need to be addressed in that community. A graduated series of assignments culminates in a written program proposal and oral presentation to address the needs of the community. Students hone speaking and writing skills, and learn how to assess the work of others, to give helpful feedback, and to work effectively to complete group and individuals assignments. Prerequisites or Corequisites: N&D 325 and N&D 344. S.
N&D 348. Sports Nutrition. 3 Credits.
Sports Nutrition is an overview of the specialized nutritional needs of recreational and competitive athletes. It presents the scientific basis for the role of food and nutrients during athletic training, performance, and recovery. Prerequisite: N&D 240. S.
N&D 240. Fundamentals of Nutrition. 3 Credits.
This introductory course focuses on basic elements of nutrition science. Emphasis is placed on nutrients, their functions and food sources, and discussion about how food behavior translates into nutritional health. The course also includes current topics such as fad diets, phytochemicals, and sports nutrition. Students learn to apply the principles of nutrition to their own food intake to improve their nutritional health. F,S,SS.
N&D 325. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. 3 Credits.
Optimal growth and development throughout the lifespan requires proper nutrition that begins prior to conception. This course examines nutritional needs of Individuals rior to conception, during pregnancy and lactation, and throughout childhood, adolescence, and all of adulthood. The course will study the nutrient needs for each phase of the life cycle. Students will learn about the influence of nutrition on growth and development, as well as the physiological and developmental basis for food choice and dietary recommendations. Prerequisite: N&D 240. F.
N&D 260. Principles of Foods and Food Science. 3 Credits.
Introduction to food selection and preparation principles, sensory evaluation of food, role of ingredients, and food technology. Emphasizes application of scientific principles in relationship to food composition, physical properties, and chemical reactions during food preparation. Prerequisite: A college level chemistry course. S.
N&D 335. World Food Patterns. 3 Credits.
Examination of the food patterns of selected world population groups considering the effect of social, cultural, and economic practices on nutritional values. F.
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