2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nutrition Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Matthew Vukovich, Department Head
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences
Intramural Building 116
E-mail: matt.vukovich@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
A minor in Nutrition can be beneficial to individuals who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in many health related fields and pre-professional programs. It may also assist students who are interested in attending graduate or medical school by providing a strong science knowledge base. The minor would benefit students in the hospitality and/or food service industries.  The minor does not allow students to become a registered dietitian, but it provides a strong fundamental knowledge of metabolism and the complex interaction between foods and body systems. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates with a minor in Nutrition will be able to:

  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge of food selection, preparation, and safety,
  • demonstrate a fundamental knowledge related to human nutrition and health-promoting dietary practices,
  • identify appropriate and reliable nutrition information and use that information within appropriate ethical and legal limits.

Academic Requirements
Students planning a minor must receive departmental approval. Some courses in the curriculum have prerequisites; higher level mathematics or chemistry courses may be accepted, with department approval.

Course Delivery Format
Program coursework is presented in lecture, laboratory, and field-based learning experiences.

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