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Food and Nutrition Minor

Blend nutrition with your passion for another discipline

Expand your education and gain knowledge in nutrition while pursuing your degree in related fields such as nursing and allied health, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, food service management, health and physical education, child development, and family and consumer sciences. This minor sequence is also for students who have a personal, consumer-oriented interest in nutrition. 

Science prerequisites for the minor are CHEM 101/102 or BIOL 104/106. Some elective courses have additional prerequisites, which must be met to be included in the minor.

The completion of this minor does not meet the requirements for practice as a credentialed nutritionist or a registered dietitian.

Courses Required for a Nutrition Minor (18-19 credits total)

  • Required Courses: (6 credits)
    • FDNT 212 Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT 213 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Controlled Electives (Select four of the following courses. Other Food & Nutrition courses may be selected, but must be pre-approved by the department chair. Must meet any course prerequisites; 12-13 credits)
    • FDNT 150 Foods Lecture (3 credits)
    • FDNT 245 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT 355 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3 credits)
    • FDNT 402 Community Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT 410 Food, Nutrition and Aging (3 credits
    • FDNT 458 Advanced Human Nutrition (4 credits)
    • FDNT 470 Human Food Consumption Patterns (3 credits)
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a nutrition minor or who would like additional information about careers in nutrition should contact the Food and Nutrition Department chairperson for advisement and to complete necessary paperwork.

    Application for a Nutrition Minor
  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Semester Office Hours
  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– Noon
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m.