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Nutrition Science students enjoy exciting curriculum themes to help prepare them for any profession in health care or beyond. These topics include:

  • Introduction to research
  • Nutrient metabolism
  • Nutrition critical thinking

Blue arrow Read about one Nutrition Science student's Journey to Medical School.

The BS degree in Nutrition Science requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credits which includes 60 credits prior to admission and 60 credits of required courses taken within the program. The usual time required to complete the program after admission to the junior year is two years. The program curriculum is as follows:

Junior Year - Fall Term

  •   - BIOCHEMISTRY, 3 credits
  •   - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 4 credits
  •    - INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH, 3 credits
  •   - NUTRITION ASSESSMENT, 3 credits
  •   - NUTRIENT METABOLISM, 3 credits

Credits: 16

Junior Year - Spring Term

  •   - FOOD APPLICATION, 3 credits
  •  - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY or    - FOOD APPLICATION LAB, 1 credit
  •   - NUTRITION CRITICAL THINKING, 3 credits
  •   - NUTRITION THERAPY, 4 credits
  • ELECTIVE, 3 credits

Credits: 14

Senior Year - Fall Term

  •  - GENETICS, 3 credits 
  •  - MICROBIOLOGY, 3 credits 
  •  - LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION, 3 credits
  •  - PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 3 credits
  • ELECTIVES, 3 credits

Credits: 15

Senior Year - Spring Term

  •   - FOOD AND CULTURE, 3 credits
  •  - PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, 2 credits
  •   - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/HUMAN DISEASE, 4 credits
  • Writing Intensive Course, 3 credits -  , or   are recommended
  • ELECTIVE, 3 credits

Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

Total Degree Credits: 120

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