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Minor in Nutrition

Graduates in Public Health are health education specialists who are likely to pursue career paths as: health educators working for hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, private business, and colleges and universities.

Marketable Skills

Students will develop the following skills:

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn:

  • Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications
  • Health education techniques

The Minor in Nutrition gives students a basic understanding of human nutritional requirements and the role of nutrition in health.  It is directed towards students who are interested in enhancing their majors with increased knowledge of human nutrition.  The minor also provides a background for enhanced employment opportunities with governmental and non-governmental agencies that require a minor or concentration in nutrition.  It also helps to provide a solid knowledge base in nutrition for students planning to pursue future careers in the health professions or graduate education in the health sciences.

Degree Plan

HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3316Community Nutrition3
HSCI 3322Sports Nutrition3
HSCI 3323Nutrition Thru the Life Cycle3
HSCI 4322Nutritional Assessment3
Total Hours18

4-Year Sample Degree Plan

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
GENERAL CONCENTRATION WITH NUTRITION MINOR
FRESHMAN
Fall
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
MATH 1320Math for Social Sciences I3-5
or MATH 1508 Precalculus
or MATH 1411 Calculus I
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
Spring
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
4
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
Lang/Phil/Cult Core3
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
SOPHOMORE
Fall
BIOL 2313
BIOL 2113
Human Anat/Physiology II
and Human Anat/Physio Lab II
4
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods3
Spring
CHEM 1307
CHEM 1107
Intro to General Chemistry
and Intro General Chemistry Lab
4
Or
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Creative Arts Core3
HSCI 2302Fundamentals of Nutrition3
HSCI 3315Research For The Health Prof3
Soc/Beh Sci Core3
JUNIOR
Fall
Elective3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3323Nutrition Thru the Life Cycle3
HSCI 4307Hlth Promo Plan & Implement3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Spring
Elective3
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3308Disease Charc/Prevnt/Contrl3
HSCI 3316Community Nutrition3
HSCI 4309Program Eval in Health Science3
SENIOR
Fall
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology3
HSCI 4312Grant Writing in Hlth Profess3
HSCI 4313Practicum I3
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
Spring
Elective2
HSCI 3322Sports Nutrition3
HSCI 4304Public Health Administration3
HSCI 4314Practicum II3
HSCI 4322Nutritional Assessment3
Total Hours120-122