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  Jan 18, 2018
 
 
    
2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food and Nutrition Major, Nutrition and Wellness Specialty, B.A./B.S.


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The nutrition and wellness specialty provides students with an understanding of the role of exercise and nutrition in overall wellness. Graduates are prepared to work in nutrition and wellness positions in fitness centers, community and public health settings, nutrition marketing, product development, and consumer affairs. With the epidemic growth of obesity and related illnesses, graduates of the specialty will have multiple employment opportunities.

Food and Nutrition Degree Requirements


A candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition degree must meet the general requirements for graduation as outlined in this bulletin and successfully complete the food and nutrition courses required for the major area of study.

Summary of food and nutrition degree program requirements:

  • completion of the University Core Curriculum requirements as outlined in this bulletin: a minimum of 50 hours. Specific requirements for the University Core Curriculum component of each option area are noted in the section following;
  • complete required nutrition core courses: 29 hours;
  • complete 29-35 hours in one of the specialty areas;
  • a minimum of 120 hours;
  • a minimum of 30 hours must be taken from the University of Southern Indiana;
  • a minimum of 39 hours of 300/400-level credit hours;
  • obtain an average of 2.0 grade point average or better on all work taken at the University of Southern Indiana; and
  • achieve a grade of C or better in all core nutrition courses.

Dietetics students also must achieve a grade of C or better in BIOL 121 , BIOL 122 , CHEM 261 , and CHEM 262 .

Food and Nutrition Specialty Area


In the student’s sophomore year, and upon completion of the majority of the University Core Curriculum courses, the student will choose a specialty area.

Required Core Curriculum Courses for Nutrition and Wellness Specialty


Sample Food and Nutrition Curriculum - Nutrition and Wellness Specialty


First Year


Fall Semester (17 hours)


Spring Semester (15 hours)


Second Year


Fall Semester (17 hours)


Spring Semester (16 hours)


Third Year


Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 hours)


Spring Semester (12-13 hours)


Note(s):


*University Core Curriculum courses

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