Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses and Related Areas allow flexibility to meet your career goals. Key points to remember about supporting courses:

  • Most courses related to your interest in nutrition may be considered for a supporting course. Students must get adviser approval before the course will be allowed as a supporting course on their degree audit.
  • Any NUTR course numbered with 101 or higher that is not required for the major is a supporting course.
  • Students are encouraged to either take the required courses to obtain one or more emphases or to take the courses that are offered within the emphases for their supporting courses. A minimum of 15 credits is recommended for an emphasis.

The four emphases offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences include:

  • Public Health Nutrition and Policy;
  • Nutrition and Foods in Business;
  • Community Nutrition and Food Security; and
  • Nutrition Education and Communications

Additional interest areas include:

For Applied Sciences option - Additional biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and math:

  • BIOL 110, 230W
  • CHEM 111, 112, 113, 203, 213, 212
  • BMB 212
  • MATH 140

Biological Sciences

  • Biochemistry:
    • BMB 221 (Applied Biochem) BMB 251 (Mol/Cell Biol I), BMB 252 (Mol/Cell Biol II), BMB 401 (Gen Biochem), BMB 402 (Gen Biochem)
  • Biology:
    • BIOL: BIOL 222 (Genetics), BIOL 240W (Biol: Function & Development of Organisms), BIOL 409 (Biol of Aging), BIOL 416 (Biol Cancer), BIOL 472 (Mammalian Physiol), BIOL 473 (Physiology Lab)
  • VB SC 231 (Introduction to Cancer Research and Medicine)

Business Management

  • ACCTG 211 (Financial & Managerial Acctg)
  • B A 241 (Legal Environment of Business); B A 242 Social and Ethical Environment of Business)
  • HPA 101 (Intro to Hlth Services Organization), 332 (Hlth Systems Mgmt), 433 (Adm of Hospital & Hlth Service Systms), 442 (Long-Trm Care Mgmt),' 460 (Hum Resource Mgmt in Hlth Care Orgs), 455 (Strategic Plan & Mktg for Hlth Services)
  • HM 335 (Hosp Fin Acctg)

Communications

  • COMM 100 GS (Mass Media & Soc)
  • ENGL 215 (Intro Article Writg)
  • AEE 440 (Communication Meth & Media)
  • IST 110 (Intro to Info Sc & Tech)
  • CAS 313 (Persuasive Speak)

Community Nutrition / Public Health

  • ANTH 45 GS (Cultural Anth)
  • BBH/HPA 440 (Prin of Epidem)
  • BBH 130 (Strategies for Addressing the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics)
  • HDFS 410 (Community & Family)
  • NURS 401 (Concepts of Hlth)
  • NUTR / STS 430 (Global Food Strat), NUTR 421 (Cultural Aspects Food), 497C (Food Tech Culture)
  • STS 460 (Sci Tech & Policy)

Counseling and Clinical Dietetics

  • BBH 101 (Intro to Biobeh Hlth), 119 (Hlth & Disease), 302 (Diversity & Hlth), 452 (Women Hlth Issues)
  • BBH 130 (Strategies for Addressing the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics)
  • CN ED 403 (Found Guidance & Couns), 409 (Medical Info Counselors)
  • HPA 057 (Consumer Choice Hlth Cre), * 310 (Hlth Care & Med Needs)
  • HDFS 129 (Intro to HDFS), ' 311 (HDFS Intervention), + 411 (Helping Relns)
  • KINES 297J (Medical Terminology)
  • NUTR 170 (Careers in Nutr)
  • PSYCH 100 GS (Intro Psych), 243 (Well-Being & Adjustmt), 412 (Abnormal Psy)

Food Industry

  • AG EC 440 (Fd Product Innovation Mgmt), 460 (Econ Food Industry)
  • FD SC 200 (Intro Fd Sc), 201 (Intro Fd Sc Lab), 400 (Food Chemistry), 402 (Food Chem Lab), 404 (Food Evaluation), ' 407 (Fd Toxins), 408 (Appl Fd Micrb), 409W (Lab Appl Fd Micrb), 410 (Chem Meth Fd Anly), 411 (Mgmt Food Qual), 497A (Food Product Development)
  • HM 497K (Product Development)

Gerontology

  • BIOL 055 GN, 409 (Biol of Aging)
  • HPA 442 (Long-Term Care Mgmt)
  • HD FS 249 GS (Adult Dev Aging),445 (Adulthood)
  • KINES 481W (Scientific Basis Exercise Older Adult)
  • NURS 464 (Dying & Death); SOC 35 (Soc of Aging)

Health Policy and Adminstration

  • HPA 101 (Intro to Health Services Organization)
  • HPA 332 (Health Systems Management
  • HPA 310 (Health Care and Medical Needs)

Immunology

  • MICRB 410 (Prin of Immunol)
  • VSC 432 (Adv Immunol, Signaling), ' 435 (Medical Virology)

International Nutrition

  • AEE 400 (Ag Ed in Devlp Country)
  • GEOG 103 (Geog Developing World)
  • INTAG 100 GS (Intro Intl Ag); 481 (Agr in the Tropics)
  • 421 (Cultural Aspects Food), NUTR 430 (Global Food Strat)

Nutrition Education

  • EDPSY 014 (Learning Instruc)
  • HDFS 229 (Infancy Childhood), 239 (Adol Dev), ' 330 (Chldrn/Yth & Family)
  • INSYS 400 (Intro Inst Tech)
  • BBH 324 (HealthWorks), NUTR 499 (Rome: Intl Nutr Ed)
  • PSYCH 212 (Devl Psychology), 256 (Intro Cog Psy), 412 (Adolescence)

Marketing and Sales

  • HPA 455 (Strategic Plan & Mktg for Hlth Services)
  • HM 442 (Hospitality Mktg), 443 (Sales Plan & Adv)
  • MKTG 220 (Personal Selling), 310 (Pub Relatn & Mktg), 330 (Buyer Behavior)
  • RPM 410 (Mktg Recr Serv)

Pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-PT

(Basic option plus CHEM 213 meets most med-school admission requirements. Be sure to consult with adviser for your situation.):

  • MATH 141 (Calc Anly Geom II)
  • PHYS 212 (Elect & Magnetism), 213 (Fluids & Thermal Phys), 214 (Wave Motion & Quan)

Research Skills

  • AG 400 (Stat in Life Sci)
  • BBH 310W (Res Strategies BB H)
  • HD FS 312W (Empirical Inquiry)
  • PSYCH 301W (Basic Methods Psych); STAT 250 (Biostatistics)

Sports and Wellness

  • BBH 130 (Strategies for Addressing the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics)
  • BBH 316 (Fund Prin Hlth Prom),416 (Hlth Promotion II), 417 (Adv Hlth Prom)
  • BIOL 129 (Mammalian Anatomy), 142 (Physiol Lab)
  • KINES 141 (Physical Activity: Historical and Cultural), 180 (Introduction ot Kinesiology), 202 (Functional Anatomy), 350 (Exercise Physio), 456 (Physical Fitness Appr), 457 (Exer Prescription), 492W (Fitness Program)
  • NUTR 497B (Nutr Physical Activ Exer Hlth)