Nutrition, Minor

Minor in Nutrition (H40113M)

The field of nutrition is interdisciplinary. A nutrition minor will be beneficial for future academic and employment opportunities, while improving personal nutrition, health, and lifestyle. Students will learn to differentiate evidence based nutrition science from misinformation, the principles of good nutrition and food preparation, sources and recommended amounts of essential nutrients, effects of nutritional deficiencies and excesses, and nutrition throughout the lifecycle. A minor in nutrition will be beneficial for those studying health related fields and those interested in food industry or medical sales.

Program Contact
Nutrition Center
210 Schrank Hall South
330-972-2836
nutritioncenter@uakron.edu

The following information has official approval of The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Minor in Nutrition” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.

Summary

Core Requirements9
Electives9
Total Hours18

Core Requirements

7760:133Nutrition Fundamentals3
7760:228Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy3
7760:424Nutrition in Life Cycle3
Total Hours9

Electives

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:9
Early Childhood Nutrition
Food for the Family
Food Science Lecture
Food Systems Management I
Experimental Foods
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Nutrition Communication & Education Skills
Introduction to Regulatory Affairs
Human Nutrition
Food Industry: Analysis & Field Study
Cultural Dimensions of Food
Developments in Food Science
Community Nutrition I
Sports Nutrition
Total Hours9