What is Nutrition Sciences?
The goal of the nutrition minor is to provide students in a variety of majors at the University of Cincinnati with a strong foundation of the basic principles of food and nutrition. To fulfill this goal, the minor will prepare students to be able to:
- explain basic principles of human nutrition;
- make sound decisions about food to enhance overall health;
- recognize the importance of exercise and fitness as it relates to health and wellness; and
- demonstrate familiarity with nutritional issues of various life stages.
The nutrition minor program is designed for students interested in health care or those enrolled in a variety of different undergraduate majors that have fulfilled the prerequisites needed to complete the minor curriculum. Students may find the nutrition minor beneficial for broadening future employment opportunities and for improving their personal nutrition, health, and lifestyle outcomes.
The nutrition minor provides students with a strong foundation of the basic principles of nutrition and offers the flexibility to select electives based on their areas of interest.
It is important to note that those obtaining the nutrition minor will not be qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy.
Admission requirements to declare the minor include:
- Enrollment in a baccalaureate degree program at the University of Cincinnati
- Enrollment in a declared major at the University of Cincinnati
- A minimum University GPA of 3.0
The nutrition minor is designed to benefit those preparing to work in medical and health-related professions. Future physicians, nurses, dental professionals, psychologists, researchers, occupational and physical therapists and others will find that the nutrition minor will enable them to become more effective practitioners. In addition, those who work in corporate wellness, personal training, wellness centers, and fitness facilities will enter the job market with a more well-rounded educational profile that enhances the information and service they provide to their clients. It is important to note that those obtaining the nutrition minor will not be able to do one-on-one counseling in nutrition.
For questions about the minor in Nutrition contact Katie Mosure in the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Allied Health Sciences.
Katie Mosure, M.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor
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A final average GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for all courses included in the minor. Certification of completion of the nutrition minor will be provided by the CAHS Office of Student Affairs.
Declaration of intent for minor programs must be submitted before the 15th day of the semester. Declarations submitted after the 15th day of a semester will take effect the first day of the next semester.
All forms are electronically submitted through the link above to Katie Mosure in the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Allied Health Sciences. To check on your status please email firstname.lastname@example.org