Nutrition Major: Nutritional Sciences Option (B.S.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs/nutrition/nutritional-sciences-option

Students choosing the Nutritional Sciences option take: (i) four Foundation courses; (ii) eight Science Core courses; (iii) four Nutrition Core courses; and (iv) six Nutritional Science Option courses. One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. In addition, all other University academic requirements must be completed, including those for the Discovery Program and the University Writing Requirement.

A minimum grade of C- or above is required in all NUTR courses required by the major.

Foundation Courses

BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
SOC 400Introductory Sociology 14
or PSYC 401 Introduction to Psychology
Choose ONE statistics course: 24
Applied Biostatistics I
Statistics in Psychology
Statistics
1

Either SOC 400 or PSYC 401 fulfills the Social Science Discovery requirement

2

The statistics course fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Discovery requirement

Science Core Courses

BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular 34
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
CHEM 403General Chemistry I 44
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
3

BIOL 411 fulfills the Biological Science Discovery requirement, Discovery Laboratory requirement, and Discovery Inquiry requirement

4

CHEM 403 fulfills the Physical Science Discovery requirement

Nutrition Core Courses

NUTR 400Nutrition in Health and Well Being4
NUTR 401Professional Perspectives on Nutrition1
NUTR 476Nutritional Assessment4
NUTR 650Life Cycle Nutrition4

Nutritional Science Option Courses

MATH 424BCalculus for Life Sciences4
NUTR 750Nutritional Biochemistry4
NUTR 751Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrients4

Major Elective Courses

Two nutrition Electives and a third Elective outside the major are chosen in consultation with the student's adviser, based on the student's career interests.

Choose 2 NUTR courses
NUTR 405Food and Society4
NUTR 504Managerial Skills in Dietetics4
NUTR 506Nutrition and Wellness4
NUTR 525Food and Culture in Italy4
NUTR 530Critical Analysis in Food Studies4
NUTR 535History of Food in Italy4
NUTR 546Nutrition in Exercise and Sports4
NUTR 550Food Science: Principle and Practice4
NUTR 560Introduction to Research in Nutrition2
NUTR 595Mediterranean Diet and Culture4
NUTR 610Nutrition Education and Counseling4
NUTR 625From Farm to the Italian Table4
NUTR 720Community Nutrition4
NUTR 730From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems4
NUTR 733Inv Diet Supplements & Herbs4
NUTR 740Nutrition for Children with Special Needs4
NUTR 755
NUTR 758
Treatment of Adult Obesity
and Practicum in Weight Management
5
NUTR 760
NUTR 761
Research Experience Nutrition I
and Research Experience Nutrition II
4
NUTR 765Geriatric Nutrition4
NUTR 773Clinical Nutrition4
NUTR 775Practical Applications in Medical Nutrition Therapy4
NUTR 780Critical Issues in Nutrition4

Elective Outside the Major at 600- or 700-Level (4 credits)

Nutritional Science Capstone Experience

One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning. The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course (NUTR 720 Community Nutrition or NUTR 751 Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrients), created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, or other special student activity).

SAMPLE Course Sequence for Nutritional Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NUTR 400 Nutrition in Health and Well Being 4
NUTR 401 Professional Perspectives on Nutrition 1
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
BIOL 411 Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular 4
CHEM 403 General Chemistry I 4
 Credits17
Spring
NUTR 476 Nutritional Assessment 4
BIOL 412 Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology 4
CHEM 404 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 424B Calculus for Life Sciences 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
BMS 507 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Discovery Course 4
Select one of the following: 4
Statistics in Psychology  
Statistics  
Applied Biostatistics I  
 Credits17
Spring
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 508 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SOC 400
Introductory Sociology
or Introduction to Psychology
4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
GEN 604 Principles of Genetics 4
Nutrition Elective 1-4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits13-16
Spring
NUTR 650 Life Cycle Nutrition 4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
Discovery Course 4
Nutrition Elective 3-4
 Credits16-17
Fourth Year
Fall
NUTR 750 Nutritional Biochemistry 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits16
Spring
NUTR 751 Nutritional Biochemistry of Micronutrients 4
600 or 700-Level Elective Outside the Major 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits128-132