Undergraduate Academic Programs




Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit https://sph.indiana.edu/academics/public/selectMinor.html to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Jim Sizemore for academic advising.

Jim Sizemore
Academic Advisor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH C002
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
(812) 855-3627
sizemor [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs other than the dietetics and nutrition science majors, who wish to add this specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Nutrition Core Courses (6 cr.):
Complete the following two courses:

  • SPH-N 120 Introduction to Foods (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 220 Nutrition for Health (3 cr.) or SPH-N 231 Human Nutrition (3 cr.) +N&M

Nutrition Elective Courses (9 cr.)
Complete three of the following courses:

  • SPH-N 305 Applied Sports Nutrition (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 320 Food Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 331 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 336 Public Health Nutrition (3 cr.) (P: SPH-N 231) --or-- SPH-N 350 Topical Seminar in Nutrition/Dietetics: Nutrition in the Community (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 430 Advanced Nutrition I (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 432 Advanced Nutrition II (3 cr.)
  • SPH-N 480 Mechanisms of Nutrient Action (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the N&M notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, natural and mathematical sciences requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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