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Nutritional Science

What is Nutritional Science?

Nutritional Science is the study of the effects of food components on the metabolism, health, performance and disease resistance of human and animals. It also includes the study of human behaviors related to food choices.

The Nutritional Science major curriculum includes

  • Core classes in nutritional science
  • Supporting courses in basic sciences
  • Electives in nutritional science and related disciplines

Core classes focus on

  • Nutrient functions, sources, metabolism, and their effects on disease processes
  • Changes in nutritional requirements during different stages of the life cycle

Supporting courses include

  • Chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and statistics
  • Physiology, biology, and molecular biology

Electives can include

  • Community nutrition programs, food choices, food security, and public policy
  • International nutrition, sports nutrition, and disease prevention
  • Food science
  • Cell biology and genetics

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