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|University General Education Requirement
|or HONR 1015
|Honors Seminar: UW 1020: Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought
|6 credits taken in at least two writing in the disciplines (WID) courses in two or more separate semesters.
|One critical analysis in the humanities course.
|One quantitative reasoning course. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: STAT 1051, STAT 1053, STAT 1127, or PUBH 2142. Except for PUBH 2142, these courses count toward the General Education Requirement.
|One scientific reasoning course with laboratory experience. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with BISC 1111.
|Two critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, or scientific reasoning in the social sciences courses. For exercise science and nutrition majors, must be satisfied with one of the following: ANTH 1002, ANTH 1003, or ANTH 1004; and one of the following: COMM 1040 or COMM 1041.
Information about approved courses can be found under University General Education Requirement.
|Required core nutrition courses
|34 credits in core nutrition courses. Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in nutrition core courses with a minimum grade of C- in each course.
|First-Year Experience in Public Health
|Professional Foundations in Nutrition
|Applied Anatomy and Physiology I
|Applied Anatomy and Physiology II
|Fundamentals of Chemistry
|Introduction to Nutrition Science
|Assessment of Nutritional Status
|Nutrition and Chronic Disease
|Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Methods
|Nutrition Senior Capstone Seminar
|Introduction to Public Health and Health Services
|Sociocultural Anthropology *
|or ANTH 1003
|or ANTH 1004
|Language in Culture and Society
|Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules *
|Public Communication *
|or COMM 1041
|Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics (PUBH 2142 does not count toward the General Education Requirement.) *
|or STAT 1053
|Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
|or STAT 1127
|Statistics for the Biological Sciences
|or PUBH 2142
|Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
|*The ANTH, BISC, COMM, and STAT courses count toward the General Education Requirement; however, while required, they do not count toward the 34 credits in nutrition core courses. PUBH 2142 does not count toward the General Education requirement, but it does count as a nutrition core course.
|60 credits in elective courses, including 18 credits in approved guided elective courses, selected in consultation with the advisor, and 42 credits in general elective courses.
|No more than 3 credits in Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses may be counted toward the 120 credits required for the bachelor's degree. LSPA courses count as general electives.
|Nutrition guided electives
|The courses listed below have been identified as highly relevant to the BS in nutrition curriculum.
|The Biological Bases of Human Behavior
|Evolution of the Human Brain
|Illness, Healing, and Culture
|Biology of Cancer
|Neural Circuits and Behavior
|Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
|Human Gross Anatomy
|Biology of Proteins
|Special Topics in Biochemistry
|or CHEM 3166W
|Special Topics in Biochemistry
|Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
|Emergency health services
|CPR and First Aid
|Emergency Medical Tech-Basic
|EMT - Basic Lab
|EMT Instructor Development
|Emergency Medicine Clinical Scribe
|Emergency Department Critical Care Assessment and Procedures
|Exercise and nutrition sciences
|Exercise Physiology I
|Exercise Physiology II
|Exercise and Health Psychology
|Food Systems in Public Health
|Introduction to Food Policy
|Independent Study (Only 3 credits in these courses may be counted as guided electives; additional credits count as general electives.)
|or EXNS 3110
|Field Experience - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
|or EXNS 3995
|Advanced Topics in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (only in the topic Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Science.)
|Health and wellness**
|Weight and Society
|Personal Health and Wellness
|Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness (residential and online)
|Pathophysiology (online only)
|Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts (online only)
|Writing in the Health Sciences (online only)
|Health Policy and the Health Care System (online only)
|or PSYC 2011W
|History of Public Health
|Public Health Biology
|Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
|Impact of Culture upon Health
|Service Learning in Public Health
|Health Services Management and Economics
|Epidemiology (Required for the applied nutrition concentration)
|Current Issues in Bioethics
**Courses offered online may only be taken in the summer term.