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Foods and Nutrition Minor

Different people have different nutritional needs. Sometimes, however, people are not informed on the healthiest ways to fuel themselves. Diet plays a significant role in health maintenance and disease prevention. The study and application of this field is influenced by a growing and aging population, increased public interest in nutrition, and the food industry’s desire to meet public demand for a wider variety of nutritious products. A foods and nutrition minor can complement many other programs of study. You might connect medicine, healthcare, athletic training, or exercise science to a background in nutrition to better understand the role of food as it relates to human performance and body function. Perhaps a career in health promotion or public education is more to your liking, where you help others make decisions regarding appropriate nutrition and health. Whatever path you choose, a foods and nutrition minor will serve you well in the workforce and help you protect your own health.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s). Complete at least 50% of the total hours for the minor at the 300-400 level.

  • FCS 104 Principles of Food Preparation or FCS 107 Principles of Baking (3)
  • FCS 207 Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 317 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3)

12 hours from the following:

  • PED 207 Athletic Performance and Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 205 Meal Management (3)
  • FCS 308 Household Technology (3)
  • FCS 322 International Foods and Cultures (3)
  • FCS 340 Community Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 407 Nutritional Counseling and Assessment (3)
  • FCS 416 Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum (3)