Aug 14, 2022  
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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


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The nutrition and wellness option 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 option 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 29-38 hours in one of the option areas;
  • a minimum of 124 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 , and CHEM 261 , CHEM 262 .

Food and Nutrition Option Area


In the student’s sophomore year, and upon completion of the majority of the core curriculum courses, the student will choose an option.

Required Core Curriculum Courses for Nutrition and Wellness Option


Sample Food and Nutrition Curriculum - Nutrition and Wellness Option


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 (15-16 hours)


Note(s):


*University Core Curriculum courses

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