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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Nutrition Science, BS


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Contact

Tanya Horacek, Undergraduate Program Director
558 White Hall
315-443-5573

Faculty

Lynn S. Brann, Kay Stearns Bruening, Tanya M. Horacek, Mary Kiernan, Sudha Raj, Dayeon Shin, Jane Uzcategui, Margaret Voss, Jennifer Wilkins

Staff

Donna Sparkes, Administrative Assistant

Description

The 124 credit B.S. degree program in nutrition science emphasizes the biological and physical sciences. In addition to nutrition in health, medical nutrition therapy, and advanced nutrition, studies include work in general and organic chemistry, biology, physiology, and biochemistry.

 

Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature and information technologies, understand research designs, and statistical analysis methods, and integrate research principles into evidence-based practice.

2. Demonstrate effective, assertive and professional oral, written and advocacy/negotiation communication and documentation skills and use of current information technologies when communicating with individuals, groups and the public.

3. Demonstrate appropriate use and interpretation of nutrition assessment techniques.

4. Use the nutrition care process to make decisions, to identify nutrition-related problems and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, including medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention and health promotion.

5. Apply knowledge of the role of culture, environment, food and lifestyle choices to develop interventions to affect change and enhance wellness in diverse individuals and groups

6. Diagram and describe the role of macronutrient metabolism in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease

7. Recall and diagram the role of vitamins and minerals in the maintenance of macronutrient metabolism for health and disease prevention.

Intra-University Transfers


Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with Dr. Tanya Horacek, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.

Required Courses


Social Science (9 credits)


Humanities 6 credits OR Foreign Language 8 credits


Note: all 8 credits of foreign language must be in one language

Nutrition electives (14 credits) 9 credits must be ≥ 300 level


Electives to complete 124 degree applicable credits


Degree Requirements


Degree requires a 3 credit Writing Intensive course and 3 credits of Critical Reflections.

The Writing Intensive and critical reflections courses may meet a Humanities, Social Science, or elective requirement. Note that some courses may satisfy both the writing intensive and critical reflections requirement -For a listing of writing intensive and critical reflection courses, please consult the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Total Credits: 124


Degree Awarded: BS


Study Abroad


Given the structured nature of the Nutrition Science major, planning ahead and working with your advisor makes it easy to study aboard for a whole semester or summer. We also offer a variety of nutrition-tailored study aboard short term experiences.

Note


In addition to above requirements, pre-med students are required to complete additional courses in physics and mathematics according to the recommendations of the Health Professions Advisory Program.

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