Nutrition (Minor)

Nutrition (Minor)

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What is nutrition?

Nutrition is the study of food and its relationship to health and human development. Within the nutrition minor, you can choose to study the ways in which food and nutrition affect human health, food science or the food supply, the science of nutrition and wellness,community nutrition,and nutrition education.The minor complements several majors, including biomedical sciences, business administration, communication sciences and disorders, education, exercise science, health management and policy, public health, social work, sustainable agriculture and food systems, and more.

Why study nutrition at UNH?

In the nutrition minor, you’ll be able to create an individualized course of study by choosing elective courses that combine well with your interest and major. You’ll develop a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between food, metabolism, nutrients and our health, and you will have opportunities for hands-on learning through a variety of course work and internships.Also, the UNH-in-Italy program courses can be included for your minor. This program allows you to experience the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno while studying English-language courses that explore the links between food culture,sustainable agriculture and the policies and issues impacting the food system.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Education
  • Food product development
  • Nutrition writing
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Research

Contact

Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
University of New Hampshire
Kendall Hall
129 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2130

Curriculum & Requirements

The nutrition minor is particularly suited to students interested in pursuing professional careers related to human health and wellness.  The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits, no more than 8 of which can also be used to fulfill major requirements.  A C average (2.00) is required in courses that the minor department approves; a grade of C-minus or better is required in all courses to be counted toward the minor.  Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis may not be used for a minor.

Students declare the nutrition minor by submitting the Intent to Minor in Nutrition form to the Nutrition minor advisor, preferably prior to the start of their junior year. Submission of the Intent to Minor form is required to gain registration preference in certain courses if space is available and by discretion of the instructor. To complete the minor, students submit a Certification of Completion of Minor form during their final semester at UNH.

Required Course:

NUTR 400Nutrition in Health and Well Being4

Additional Courses:

Students may tailor the minor in Nutrition to personal interests or professional aspirations. Note that many courses have prerequisites and/or require special permission.

Choose a minimum of 16-credits from the list below. At least 4 credits must be at the 600- or 700-level
NUTR 403Culinary Arts Skills Development4
or HMGT 403 Introduction to Food Management
NUTR 405Food and Society4
NUTR 476Nutritional Assessment4
NUTR 504Managerial Skills in Dietetics4
NUTR 506Nutrition and Wellness4
NUTR 525Food and Culture in Italy4
NUTR 530Critical Analysis in Food Studies4
NUTR 535History of Food in Italy4
NUTR 546Nutrition in Exercise and Sports4
NUTR 550Food Science: Principle and Practice4
NUTR 560Introduction to Research in Nutrition2
NUTR 595Mediterranean Diet and Culture4
NUTR 610Nutrition Education and Counseling4
NUTR 625From Farm to the Italian Table4
NUTR 650Life Cycle Nutrition4
NUTR 709Nutritional Epidemiology4
NUTR 710Advanced Diabetes Care2
NUTR 720Community Nutrition4
NUTR 730From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems4
NUTR 740Nutrition for Children with Special Needs4
NUTR 750Nutritional Biochemistry4
NUTR 751Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrients4
NUTR 755Treatment of Adult Obesity3
NUTR 758Practicum in Weight Management2
NUTR #765Geriatric Nutrition4
NUTR 773Clinical Nutrition4
NUTR 790Undergraduate Teaching Experience1-2

Explore Program Details

A minor in nutrition includes a broad overview of nutrition through an introductory course and four other nutrition electives, one at the 600 or 700 level.

The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits, no more than 8 of which can also be used to fulfill major requirements.  A C average (2.00) is required in courses that the minor department approves; a grade of C-minus or better is required in all courses to be counted toward the minor.  Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis may not be used for a minor. Students declare the nutrition minor by submitting the Intent to Minor in Nutrition form to the Nutrition minor advisor, preferably prior to the start of their junior year. Submission of the Intent to Minor form is required to gain registration preference in certain courses if space is available and by discretion of the instructor. To complete the minor, students submit a Certification of Completion of Minor form during their final semester at UNH.

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