The Minor in Nutrition is designed for students interested in understanding food, where it comes from, and how it affects health. Students in the minor develop knowledge and skills that supplement their major and are helpful for improving overall health in individuals and communities. Through classroom and experiential learning, the program will train you to:
- Identify principle food sources and functions of nutrients, fiber and vitamins/minerals in the body
- Describe the biological, psychological, cultural and social factors that affect dietary intake and related diseases
- Recognize the relationships between nutrition, wellness and disease risk
- Understand the social determinants of health that impact nutrition, including the health consequences for diverse populations across the lifespan
Completing the minor improves your marketability in many professional paths, including public health, nursing, kinesiology, psychology, tourism and hospitality, business, education, health communication and journalism, marketing, health professions, and sports and recreational management. The minor also prepares students to pursue graduate training or research in dietetics and nutrition, and to enhance their personal understanding of rapidly changing messages about diet and health.
Current students may sign up for the minor by contacting Natasha Benoit (last names A-K) or Gale Carlin (last names L-Z).