Learn basic concepts of human nutrition and the relationships between nutrition, health, disease and the lifecycle.
Courses are offered through multiple departments, including exercise and nutrition sciences, psychology, biology, chemistry and physiology. This coursework covers macronutrient and micronutrient basic chemistry, roles in the body, food sources and recommended intakes. Other topics addressed include nutritional requirements/challenges during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adulthood and older adulthood; the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and specific chronic disease throughout the lifespan and the relationship between some current public health issues and nutritional habits. Dietary assessment tools will be utilized to analyze individuals and populations.
The nutrition minor is open to students in any major. The program especially complements the following: