The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences within the Moyes College of Education offers an undergraduate program in Nutrition Education with two emphasis options: Sports Nutrition; and Integrative Nutrition. Students may declare one or both emphases. The Nutrition Education major program prepares students for a variety of career options and for graduate school to pursue advanced degrees.
The Sport’s Nutrition Educator graduate will have demonstrated competence and knowledge in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, diet analysis and design, nutrition assessment, sports and fitness nutrition, diet therapy, lifespan nutrition, research, and related exercise science topics with cultural application and sensitivity for individuals and athletes. Information is provided for typical graduate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) program pre-requisites. The prerequisites vary somewhat from one graduate program to another and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all pre-professional courses fulfill entrance requirements.
Integrative nutrition includes nutrition as it intersects with other related fields to support health and wellbeing of individuals and groups. The Integrative Nutrition Educator graduate will have demonstrated competence and knowledge in diet analysis and design, fitness nutrition, lifespan nutrition, sustainable cooking, and related exercise science, health, child and family studies, botany, microbiology, physical education, recreation, and/or psychology topics with cultural application and sensitivity.
- Program Prerequisites: Not required.
- Minor: Not required.
- Grade Requirements: A GPA of 2.75 or higher in all courses required for this major. The overall GPA must be 2.00 or better. No more than one “D” is acceptable.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a total of 60 credit hours for this major. This includes 12-17 credit hours of required general education requirements. A total of 40 upper division credit hours are required for graduation with 29-30 upper division hours possible within the required courses for the major track options.
- Program Code: 5015BS with Integrative Nutrition Emphasis (5052) or Sports Nutrition Emphasis (5053)
- CIPC: 190504
All Nutrition Education students are encouraged to meet the ENS department academic advisor at least twice a year. Call 801-626-6696 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.
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Make application with the ENS Department and declare the program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ).
Refer to Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge & Skills to solve nutrition and health related problems.
- Integrated & Applied Expertise to educate and communicate for optimal health promotion and human performance.
- Personal and Community Responsibility to optimize healthful behaviors of individuals, families, and/or communities through the life cycle with networking, resources, and. Support.
- High Impact Experiences from assimilating or engaging in research, group projects, senior capstone work, and/or community-based fieldwork.
- Diet Analysis & Design by performing accurate diet analysis and design according to dietary guidelines for Americans, for health, fitness, and/or sport performance and with comprehensive evaluation, interpretation, and application.
- Nutrient Needs & Functions by gender and activity level for various age groups and health conditions using healthy and sustainable food preparation methods.
- Nutrition Issues & Assessment across cultures and the lifespan, for fitness and sport performance, in culinary science, and for the prevention and treatment of various medical conditions.
- Human Structure and Function by understanding how nutrition intersects with living and nonliving hierarchies within the human body.