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Nutrition and Medical Sciences

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The Science of Nutrition

 

The Nutrition and Medical Sciences major provides students with a strong science foundation focused in biology, physiology, and chemistry, and is particularly designed for those expecting to pursue an advanced degree in graduate school, medical school, dental school, or other health-related professions (e.g. physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy). The core sciences paired with nutrition courses build knowledge about the relationships between biological and chemical processes, nutrition, metabolism and health.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Food Concepts (Food Lab course)
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Nutrition scientist (research assistant/associate)
  • Food and nutrition manager
  • Local and state public health departments
  • Nutrition curriculum development
  • Sales or marketing representative for a food, pharmaceutical, or medical equipment company

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Nutrition
  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Pharmacy School
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant

What’s special about this program?

The Nutrition and Medical Sciences major uniquely prepares individuals to pursue an advanced degree in medicine, other health-related professions or graduate school programs. With science as the foundation, Nutrition and Medical Sciences prepares future nutritionists and health care professionals.  This major can also lead to a career in laboratory research in pharmaceutical or food industries, the government such as NIH, USDA, FDA, CDC, or academia. Additionally, the Behavioral Health and Nutrition Department offers majors in Nutrition and Dietetics and Applied Nutrition.

Get Involved

Nutrition and Dietetics Club

Healthy Hens

Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society

Food and Culinary Club

Physician Assistant Club

Undergraduate Research Program (Summer Scholars, Summer Fellowship)

Study Abroad (domestic and international)

Sample curriculum

BISC207

 

Biology I
BISC208

Biology II

 

CHEM103/107

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM103/1108

 

General Chemistry II

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

MATH221

 

Calculus I OR

 

MATH241

 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus A

NTDT103

Intro to Nutrition Professions
NTDT200

Nutrition Concepts

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

University Breadth or Multicultural or Elective

 

ANFS305

Food Science

 

CHEM214/216

Elem. Biochemistry and Lab

 

CHEM321/325

Organic Chemistry I and Lab

 

CHEM322/326

Organic Chemistry II and Lab

 

NTDT201

Food Concepts

 

NTDT250

Intro to Nutrition Care Process

 

STAT 200 

Basic Statistical Practices OR

 

STAT 408

Statistical Research Methods

 

  University Breadth or Multicultural or Electives
BISC276

Human Physiology

 

BISC300

Introduction to Microbiology

 

ECON100

Economic Issues & Policies or

 

ECON 101

Intro to Microeconomics

 

NTDT 305

Nutrition in the Lifespan

 

NTDT 390

 

 

NTDT400

Macronutrients

 

NTDT401

Micronutrients

 

PHYS 201

General Physics

 

NTDT300/400

Nutrition Elective  

 

NTDT403 Senior Nutrition Seminar
NTDT421

Nutritional Assessment Methods

 

NTDT450 

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

 

NTDT451 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

 

Social Science Electives

 

  University Breadth or Multicultural or Electives

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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