The School of Public Health offers a minor in nutrition science through the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Students completing the 18-credit minor will possess knowledge and skills in nutrient function and metabolism, dietary sources of nutrients, and the role of nutrients throughout the lifecycle.

 Program Director: A. Sylvetsky

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses.

Required (9 credits)
EXNS 2119Introduction to Nutrition Science
EXNS 2122Food Systems in Public Health *
or
Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (International Nutrition topic only) *
or
Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Science topic only) *
EXNS 2124Lifecycle Nutrition
Electives (9 credits)
Three courses selected from the following, at least two of which must be at the 2000 level or above:
EXNS 1114Community Nutrition
EXNS 1118Sport and Nutrition
EXNS 2120Assessment of Nutritional Status
EXNS 2122Food Systems in Public Health *
EXNS 2123Nutrition and Chronic Disease
EXNS 3111WExercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
EXNS 3199Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (topic International Nutrition only) *
EXNS 4199Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (topic Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Science only) *
GEOG 2133People, Land, and Food

*EXNS 2122, EXNS 3199, and EXNS 4199 cannot be double-counted as both a required and an elective course. EXNS 3199 and EXNS 4199 count as a required or elective course only when taken in the topics indicated.

Students enrolled in the BS in nutrition science degree program are not eligible to declare this minor.