The Nutrition Minor provides course offerings that will enable students to learn about the discipline of nutrition and its relationship to the health and wellness of individuals and groups, and quality of life. The minor will provide students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their skill sets to optimize career paths. The program provides a curriculum with a strong scientific foundation that emphasizes evidence-based practice, research, and cultural competency.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|INHLSC-175||Essentials of Nutrition Science||4|
|HLSC-215||Nutrition Sciences and Application||4|
|IIHLSC-216||Food Culture in Communities||4|
|HLSC-318||Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Health in Society|
|Food Service Management|
|Resiliency for Well-Being|
|Women and Health|
|Addiction and Behavior Change|
Upon completion of the Nutrition minor, students will be able to:
- Describe the functions of essential nutrients and identify dietary sources.
- Evaluate nutrient intake and diet quality.
- Describe the economic and cultural factors related to food choice.
- Explain the relationship between food habits, nutritional status, and health and wellness.
- Discuss, contrast, and evaluate the roles of nutrition and wellness within the processes of pregnancy, lactation, child development, and aging.
- Recognize and discuss the relationship between nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases.