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Students electing a minor in nutrition must complete 18-19 credit hours of coursework from the courses listed below. Students work with the department chairperson to choose electives appropriate for their major.

This minor sequence is recommended for students majoring in the related disciplines such as Nursing and Allied Health, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Hospitality Management, Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science, Child Development and Family Relations, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 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 for approval to be included in the minor.

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 (12 - 13 credits)
  • Select 4 additional courses from the following list.  Other FDNT courses may be selected, but must be pre-approved by the Department Chair.  Must meet any course prerequisites.
    • FDNT150 Foods (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 470, Human Food Consumption Patterns (3 credits)
    • FDNT 458, Advanced Human Nutrition (4 credits)
  • IUP provides the opportunity for undergraduate students with at GPA of  ≥ 2.6 who are within 32 hours of graduation to take up to 6 credits of graduate coursework, with the approval of their academic adviser and the Food and Nutrition Chairperson.  FDNT Graduate courses, taken by undergraduates, could be applied to the Nutrition Minor.

Individuals interested in pursuing a Nutrition minor or who would like additional information about careers in nutrition should contact the Food and Nutrition Department at for advisement and to complete necessary application.

  • 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.