Apr 13, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING)

Nutrition (Minor)

The Nutrition minor is designed for students interested in understanding food and how nutrition affects health. Students in the minor develop knowledge and skills that are helpful for improving overall health in individuals and communities. Completing the minor can improve your marketability in many professional paths.

The minor will be composed of 18 credit hours; 15 required and at least 3 elective credits.

Learning Objectives:
  • Students will practice information literacy by identifying reliable food and nutrition information.
  • Students will demonstrate college level oral and written communication skills by writing and presenting a research paper.
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge related to human nutrition: macronutrients, micronutrients, nutrient utilization, dietary recommendations, nutrition and disease, and nutrition in health and wellness.
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of food selection: weights and measures, physical and chemical properties of food, food safety and sanitation, basic menu planning.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of food production sustainability and food availability/food insecurity.

Total Credit Hours: 18