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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 103/104. Some elective courses have additional prerequisites, which must be met for approval to be included in the minor.

The completion of this minor neither meets the requirements for practice as a credentialed nutritionist nor satisfies the academic requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to become a registered dietitian.

Courses Required for a Nutrition Minor (16–17 credits total)

  • Required Courses: (7 credits)
    • FDNT151 Foods Laboratory (1 credit)
    • FDNT 212 Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT 213 Life Cycle Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Controlled Electives (Choose a minimum of one of the following = 3–6 credits):
    • FDNT150 Foods Lecture (3 credits)
    • FDNT470 Human Food Consumption Patterns (3 credits)
  • Electives. (Choose one or more of the following (3–7 credits), to be approved by the department chair):
    • FDNT 245 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT 355 Nutrition in Disease I (3 credits)
    • FDNT362 Experimental Foods (3 credits)
    • FDNT 402 Community Nutrition (3 credits)
    • FDNT455 Nutrition in Disease II (3 credits)
    • FDNT458 Advanced Human Nutrition (4 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 in order to complete necessary paperwork.

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