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Nutrition Minor

The Nutrition Minor provides a deeper understanding of the role of nutrition in promoting healthy lifestyles. Students gain a scientific nutrition foundation and apply nutrition principles to health, wellness, obesity and weight management programs; disease prevention; and sports performance.

Students will be prepared to critically evaluate nutrition research, theory and popular nutrition media messages as it relates to their chosen major.

The current trend in health care emphasizes wellness and prevention. Adding a nutrition minor to your degree will give you valuable credentials as the demand for nutrition-savvy health professionals is increasing.

The study of nutrition science also lays a solid foundation for graduate school work in nutrition, dietetics, public health, allied health, exercise physiology, and other related health fields. In addition, students pursuing graduate degrees in nursing can strengthen their nutrition knowledge and application by taking additional nutrition courses.

Required Courses

Students will typically enroll in the first course for the Nutrition Minor, Foundations of Nutrition, during their sophomore year. The remaining courses can be taken during either their junior or senior year to accommodate for internships and other course requirements for their major. Upon completion of the required semester courses (20 credit hours), students will be candidates for the Minor in Nutrition.

HLED 1111 Anatomy & Physiology (Or BIO 1810) - 4 semester hours - offered in Fall

HLED 1112 Anatomy & Physiology (Or BIO 1820)  - 4 semester hours - offered in Fall

HLED 2100: Fundamentals of Nutrition - 4 semester hours - offered in Fall/Spring
Pre or co-requisite HLED 1111, HLED 1112 or BIO 1810 and BIO 1820

HLED 3440: Weight Management and Supplements - 4 semester hours - offered in Fall
Pre-requisite HLED 2100, HLED 1111, HLED 1112 or BIO 1810 and BIO 1820

HLED 3200: Applied Performance Nutrition - 4 semester hours - offered in Spring
Pre-requisite HLED 2100, HLED 1111, HLED 1112 or BIO 1810 and BIO 1820 

TOTAL: 20 hours


/ Department of Health and Sport Science

Annette Boose
Rike Center
p/ 614.823.3528
e/ aharting@otterbein.edu

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