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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Nutrition (B.S.)-Nutrition and Health

The nutrition and health curriculum includes emphasis in health promotion, chronic disease prevention, human nutrition, and preparation for careers in healthcare. Graduates from this program may develop community programs to promote nutrition and good health; educate people about the relationship between diet and health; conduct research on the psychological, cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues related to nutrition and health; or work with special groups who are at risk for nutrition‐related health problems, such as pregnant women, infants, and the elderly. Opportunities are available with local health departments, community wellness programs, the food industry, and agencies involved in international development. This program is, also, designed to develop our graduates to be competitive applicants for most accredited healthcare programs including (but not limited to):

  • Physician Assistant
  • Athletic Training/Physical Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements (50–52 credit hours)

(Grades of C or higher required.)

Humanities elective (6 credit hours)

(Only a course of 3 credits or more will apply.)

Natural and Physical Sciences (23 credit hours)

*(Include at least one course with a laboratory.)

Biological Science (12 credit hours)

Physical Sciences (11 credit hours)

Quantitative Studies (6-7 credit hours)

Integrative Human Ecology course (1 credit hour)

Unrestricted electives (36-40 credit hours)

Total credit hours required for graduation (120)