Nutrition- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

The Nutrition major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health degree. Nutrition, an area of health science, studies human metabolism as it relates to nutrition. An interdisciplinary curriculum with courses in nutrition, food science, food systems management, lifestyle and health, with supporting courses in chemistry, social science and management is provided by this major. Students in this major must complete one of two concentrations, Community Nutrition or Dietetics, which fulfills the CADE (Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education) accredited Didactic Dietetics Program requirements.

The Nutrition major, with a Community Nutrition concentration, allows the student to complement a foundation of nutrition, chemistry, behavior, physiology, microbiology, and statistics with course selections based on career interest. A graduate, completing this major, may choose from career opportunities in business, industry, education, or research, including medical and pharmaceutical sales, product development and marketing, and food-related businesses. This major may also be appropriate for students planning to pursue careers in health care, corporate wellness, food systems management, government food/nutrition program administration, public policy, and other allied health professions.

The Nutrition major, with a Dietetics concentration, is accredited by CADE of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). This fulfills the didactic portion of the requirements to become a registered dietitian and a professional member of the ADA. To become a registered dietitian one must complete an ADA approved clinical internship following graduation* and pass the ADA registration exam. Dietitians are professionally prepared to perform nutritional assessment, counseling, and education as components of preventive, curative, or restorative health.

*Acceptance rate of clinical experiences dependent upon student performance and other experiences.

Program Requirements

Exploring KNH Matrix (9)

Nutrition Major Requirements: (54-75)

The Nutrition Major must complete all requirements in the Nutrition Foundation PLUS choose a concentration in either Community Nutrition or Dietetics. The Dietetics Concentration is for students interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian and a professional member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Nutrition Foundation: Take all (43-44)

CHM 141 College Chemistry (3)

CHM 144 College Chemistry Lab (2)

CHM 142 College Chemistry (3)

CHM 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4)

CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

KNH 102 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)

KNH 103 Introduction to the Profession of Dietetics (2)

KNH 213 Global and Community Nutrition (3)

KNH 304 Advanced Nutrition (3)

MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease (3)

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4) or

EDP 101 Psychology of the Learner (3)

STA 261 Statistics (4)

ZOO 161 Human Physiology (4)

Community Nutrition Concentration: (11-13 hours)

In addition to the Nutrition Foundation requirements, students interested in business, industry, education, research, health care, and corporate wellness, must select a minimum of 11 total hours from the options below. See your advisor for recommendations dependent upon your interests.

Select TWO of the following: (6)

ATH 448 Developing Solutions in Global Health (3)

FSW 261 Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle (3)

KNH 203 Nutrition in Disease Prevention Management (3)

KNH 242 Personal Health (3)

KNH 362 Health Promotion Foundations (3)

KNH 409 Nutrition for Sports and Fitness (3)

KNH 432 Nutrition Across the Life Span (3)

KNH 462 Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation (3)

PSY 231 Developmental Psychology (3)

Select TWO of the following: (5-7)

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ECO 332 Health Economics (3) (prereqs. 201 & 202)

ESP 201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)

KNH 468/L Physiology & Biophysics of Human Activity (3/1)

KNH 482 Exercise Management of Chronic Disease (3)

MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives (2)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

MGT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3)

MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)

Dietetics Concentration: (31 hours)

In addition to the Nutrition Foundation requirements, student’s planning on becoming a Registered Dietitian must also complete the following coursework. Acceptance rate of a clinical experience is dependent upon student performance and other experiences.

Take ALL of the following: (28)

KNH 104 Introduction to Food Science and Meal Management (4)

KNH 203 Nutrition in Disease Prevention Management (3)

KNH 303 Food Systems Management (3)

KNH 403 Professional Practices in Dietetics (3)

KNH 404 Advanced Food Science (4)

KNH 411 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)

KNH 413 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)

KNH 420G Field Experience: Dietetics (2)

KNH 432 Nutrition Across the Life Span (3)

Select ONE of the following: (3)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

MGT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3)

MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)

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