Degree Programs:

School of Sciences

Nutritional Science Minor

The purpose of the Nutritional Science minor is to provide students with knowledge to: (a) make informed nutrition choices, (b) educate others about proper nutrition, (c) understand the community health systems and governmental agencies that provide nutritional sustenance for those who cannot afford it, and (d) interpret labels according to FDA guidelines.

The minor is open to any current IU Kokomo student who has a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. It is also open to graduates and community members who have a B.A. or B.S. degree with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. For successful completion of the minor, students must attain a C in each required and elective course.

It is the student’s responsibility to consult their school/unit to determine the suitability and practicality of the minor. This minor is not available to Health Science students who have a concentration in Nutritional Science.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (6 cr.)

  • HSCI-H 336 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 220 Nutrition for Health (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (choose 9 credit hours)

  • HSCI-H 130 Introduction to Foods (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 260 Nutritional Education and Counseling**(3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 273 Cultural Gustatory Perceptions (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 328 Food Service System Management
  • HSCI-H 361 Methods and Materials in Nutrition Ed**
  • HSCI-H 365 Physical Assessment and Emergency Care (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 366 Community Nutrition (3 cr.) (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 378 Global Nutrition (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 388 Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 406 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 407 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 (3 cr.)
  • HSCI-H 442 Exercise and Nutrition (3 cr.)

** Fulfills a CHES requirement

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