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The Nutrition and Wellness track provides a broad curriculum that includes liberal arts, science, health, nutrition, and Psychology courses. This educational framework provides the knowledge, skills, and values needed for entry into graduate school or a career in nutrition and wellness.

The Nutrition and Wellness track is not accredited by ACEND, therefore it does not lead to an accredited internship. Students in this track are not eligible to sit for the registration examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).  All undergraduate students follow this track upon admission to the Nutrition and Dietetics Department.  If a student does not meet the acceptance criteria for either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program (CP), the student remains in this Nutrition and Wellness track.  Additionally, students can select this program after they complete their second year-level courses if they are not interested in pursuing the RDN credential.  Students following this track may consider earning a minor in science and or Psychology.

Required Courses

Course Number Title Credits
ND 101 A&B Nutrition Topics and Skills 1
ND 103/L Basic and Culinary Foods and Lab
ND 112 Nutrition I 3
ND 138 Food Safety 1
ND 203/L Food Science and Technology and Lab
ND 211 Nutrition Education 3
ND 213 Nutrition II 3
ND 223/L Social and Cultural Aspects of Food and Lab 3
ND 300 Theory of Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
ND 312 Community Nutrition 2
ND 331 Sports Nutrition 3
ND 420 Theory of Medical Nutrition Therapy II 6
ND 465 Research in Nutrition and Dietetics 3
BIOL 121 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 234 Nutrigenomics 3
CHEM 110 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 310 Biochemistry 3
ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HPE 132 Personal and Community Health 3
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral Social Science 3
PSYC 211 General Psychology 3
PSYC >/= 250 level Varied 6
SOC/SSCI 211/201 Intro to Sociology/Intro to Social Science 3