This major focuses on the multifaceted relationship between food, nutrients, and human health. Students will explore content such as nutritional demands and requirements, food culture, policy and systems, and human physiology and metabolism. A key aspect of the program is the opportunity to put theory into practice through applied work through tailored internships, including the OWU Cooking Matters program. This major prepares students to pursue careers in nutrition, dietetics*, community health, health education, food justice and advocacy, food industry work, and related graduate programs. A major in nutrition is a useful addition for those planning advanced studies in fields like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant.
Students interested in completing this major must have a combined GPA of 2.33 or better in HHK 100 2 , HHK 200.X (pending course approval), BIOL 120 and obtain department approval before proceeding.
*Students with a future goal of becoming a Registered Dietician (dietetics) will need to pursue graduate work requiring additional preparation in the natural sciences and tailored nutrition electives. We offer guidance and access to the prerequisite courses for this career track.
A minimum of 15.75 total course units are required for this major. Please note that some courses may have prerequisites that are not indicated below. Please also note that many courses are still pending course approval through the OWU Academic Policy Committee.
Nutrition Majors are required to follow the standard OWU distribution requirements. See the catalog section on Distribution Requirements for specific information