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.
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.