Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Nutritional Science

Nutritional Science
Hours16 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Many of these courses have prerequisites. Most students choosing this minor will have completed the prerequisites as part of their major. Other students will need to complete them.
Program Outcomes: 

Nutritional Science Fundamentals

Identify the chemical structure of nutrients, their food sources, functions, and the scientific basis for nutrition requirements and dietary recommendations. Describe the processes of digestion, absorption, transport, and metabolism and the metabolic consequences of nutrient deficiencies, interactions, imbalances and toxicities.

Diet in Health and Disease

Explain the role of dietary choices and interventions for optimizing health and preventing or ameliorating chronic disease and malnutrition.

Nutritional Assessment

Assess nutritional status of individuals.


Search, interpret, and summarize peer-reviewed scientific literature. Evaluate nutritional claims for accuracy.