2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition Major

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Professor Martin
Associate Professor Fink
Assistant Professors Busch, Nix

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 in 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
medicine and allied health fields such as dentistry, physician assistant, nursing, and others.

Nutrition Majors are required to follow the standard OWU distribution requirements. See the catalog section on Distribution Requirements for specific information.

Required Courses

Students interested in completing this major must have a combined GPA of 2.33 or better in NUTR 100 2 , NUTR 200 3 , CHEM 110  or 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 a strong focus in the natural sciences. Acceptance into these programs is competitive and challenging and often requires a GPA of 3/5 or higher. Dr. Liz Nix is available to offer guidance into evaluating graduate programs along with necessary prerequisites.

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.

Six Total Full Unit Equivalents

Choose 6 total full unit equivalents from the courses below, but at least 2 must come from Nutrition Electives, and and at least 1 should be Other Electives.

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