Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition Science, Pre-Medical Professions Concentration

 The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including 19 credits in University General Education requirements, 31 credits in core public health courses including 3 credits in public health research methods courses, 12 credits in approved public health elective courses, and 58 credits in additional general electives. The pre-medical professional requirements may be fulfilled by either cross counting courses that also meet the University General Education requirements or through credits allotted to general electives

 University General Education Requirement

UW 1020University Writing
or HONR 1015 Honors Seminar: UW 1020: Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought
Two writing in the disciplines (WID) courses (may also be counted in another category).
One critical or creative analysis in the humanities course.
One quantitative reasoning course. For exercise science and nutrition science majors, must be satisfied with STAT 1051 or STAT 1053 or STAT 1127 .
One scientific reasoning course with laboratory experience. For exercise science and nutrition science majors, must be satisfied with BISC 1111.
Two critical, creative, or quantitative analysis in the social sciences courses. For exercise science and nutrition science majors, must be satisfied with ANTH 1002, or ANTH 1003, or ANTH 1004; and COMM 1040 or COMM 1041.

A list of approved courses can be found on the University General Education Requirements page.

Nutrition science core requirements

Basic math and science (34 credits)
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
BISC 3165Biochemistry I
or CHEM 3165 Biochemistry I
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
EXNS 1110Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
EXNS 1111Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I (or higher)
Nutrition science (26 credits)
ANTH 1002Sociocultural Anthropology
or ANTH 1003 Archaeology
or ANTH 1004 Language in Culture and Society
COMM 1040Public Communication
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
EXNS 1109Professional Foundations in Nutrition Science 1
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 2120Assessment of Nutritional Status
EXNS 2122Food Systems in Public Health 2
Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (taken in topic International Nutrition only) 2
Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (taken in topic Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Science topic only) 2
EXNS 2123Nutrition and Chronic Disease
EXNS 2124Lifecycle Nutrition
EXNS 3111WExercise and Nutrition Science Research Methods
EXNS 4112Nutrition Science Senior Capstone Seminar
PUBH 1101Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
or STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
or STAT 1127 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
19 credits in guided electives and 18 credits in general electives. 3
Pre-medical professional concentration requirements
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
EXNS 1199Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (in topic Medical Terminology only)
11 credits in pre-approved guided elective courses.
18 credits in general elective courses.

Nutrition science Guided Electives

ANTH 1005The Biological Bases of Human Behavior
ANTH 3413Evolution of the Human Brain
ANTH 3504Illness, Healing, and Culture
BISC 2202Cell Biology
BISC 2207Genetics
BISC 2213Biology of Cancer
BISC 2214Developmental Biology
BISC 2220Developmental Neurobiology
BISC 2320Neural Circuits and Behavior
BISC 2322Human Physiology
BISC 2336Introductory Microbiology
BISC 2337Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
BISC 2581Human Gross Anatomy
BISC 2583Biology of Proteins
BISC 3209Molecular Biology
BISC 3212Immunology
BISC 3261Introductory Medical Biochemistry
BISC 3262Biochemistry Laboratory
or CHEM 3262 Biochemistry Laboratory
BISC 3263Special Topics in Biochemistry
BISC 3320Human Neurobiology
CHEM 3166Biochemistry II
or CHEM 3166W Biochemistry II
CHEM 3262Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM 3263WSpecial Topics in Biochemistry
CHEM 3564Lipid Biotechnology
CHEM 4122Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
EHS 1002CPR and First Aid
EHS 1040Emergency Medical Tech-Basic
EHS 1041EMT - Basic Lab
EHS 1058EMT Instructor Development
EHS 2108Emergency Medicine Clinical Scribe
EHS 2110Emergency Department Critical Care Assessment and Procedures
EXNS 1114Community Nutrition
EXNS 1118Sport and Nutrition
EXNS 1199Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
EXNS 2111Exercise Physiology I
EXNS 2112Exercise Physiology II
EXNS 2116Exercise and Health Psychology
EXNS 2122Food Systems in Public Health
EXNS 3101Independent Study 4
EXNS 3110Field Experience - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 4
EXNS 3199Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (taken in topic International Nutrition only) 2
EXNS 3995Undergraduate Research 4
EXNS 4199Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (taken in topic Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences only) 2
HLWL 1102Stress Management
HLWL 1106Drug Awareness
HLWL 1108Weight and Society
HLWL 1114Personal Health and Wellness
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 2112Writing in the Health Sciences
or HSCI 2112W Writing in the Health Sciences
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
PSYC 2011Abnormal Psychology
or PSYC 2011W Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 2013Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2014Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 2015Biological Psychology
PSYC 2570Peer Education
PSYC 3128Health Psychology
PUBH 1102History of Public Health
PUBH 2110Public Health Biology
PUBH 2112Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
PUBH 2113Impact of Culture upon Health
PUBH 2116Global Delivery of Health Systems
PUBH 2117Service Learning in Public Health
PUBH 3130Health Services Management and Economics
PUBH 3131Epidemiology: Measuring Health and Disease
PUBH 3135WHealth Policy
PUBH 3137Global Public Health Nutrition

1Students who have taken EXNS 1103 should not take EXNS 1109

2EXNS 3199 and EXNS 4199 count toward this requirement only when taken in the topics indicated. Credit for these courses may be applied toward the core course requirement or the guided electives requirement, but not both.

3The courses listed above under guided electives have been identified as highly relevant to the BS in Nutrition Science curriculum. 20 elective credits must be selected from this list. General electives (18 additional elective credits) may also be selected from this list, or they may be any other undergraduate course at the University except for LSPA courses.

4Only 3 credits taken in EXNS 3101, EXNS 3110, or EXNS 3995 count toward the guided electives requirement. Additional credits in these courses count as general electives. 

Note: Courses offered online may be taken in the summer session only.