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.

Requirements for Admission

Admission to the University of Akron and have a 2.0 GPA.

Program Contact
Nutrition Center
210 Schrank Hall South

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.


Core Requirements9
Total Hours18

Core Requirements

NUTR:133Nutrition Fundamentals3
NUTR:228Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy3
NUTR:474Cultural Dimensions of Food3
Total Hours9


Complete 9 credits from the following courses:9
NUTR:132Early Childhood Nutrition
NUTR:250Food Science Lecture
NUTR:310Food Systems Management I
NUTR:321Experimental Foods
NUTR:340Meal Management
NUTR:400Nutrition Education Skills with the General Public
NUTR:412Introduction to Regulatory Affairs
NUTR:470Food Industry: Analysis & Field Study
NUTR:476Developments in Food Science
EXER:426Nutrition for Sports
Total Hours9