Nutrition (NUT)

College of Science and Health
Program Director: Margaret Maher
343 Cowley Hall,
(608) 785-6967
email: maher.marg@uwlax.edu

The nutrition minor serves a variety of students, including those in pre-allied health, pre-medicine, exercise and sport science, and health education. Majors in psychology, sociology, and business also may be interested in the nutrition minor.

Nutrition Minor

(All colleges) - 18 credits; NUT 200, 300, 400; at least 9 credits from: ESS 323, CHM 325 or 418, BIO 428/528, MIC 426/526, HED 474/574, NUT 450


NUT 200 Cr. 3 Human Nutrition

Examination of the basic principles of the science of nutrition including understanding the basic sources of energy and the influences and effects of nutrition on one's overall health and fitness. Cultural and environmental factors that influence food availability and consumption also will be investigated.

NUT 300 Cr. 3 Lifecycle Nutrition

Exploration of nutrition assessment and nutritional requirements/challenges during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adulthood and older adulthood, and community nutrition programs targeted for each life stage. Prerequisite: NUT 200. Offered Sem. I.

NUT 400 Cr. 3 Food Science, Service, and Safety

Principles of food science, services, and safety for students of public health and healthcare professions. Prerequisite: NUT 200 or BIO 103 or BIO 105; MIC 100 or 230. Offered Sem. II.

NUT 450 Cr. 3 Field Experience in Nutrition

After working with a faculty member to identify a nutrition-related field site and developing a plan for exposure to appropriate experiences at the field site, the student will participate in nutritionally related professional activities at the field site, and submit a portfolio detailing experiences. A contract describing the responsibilities of the faculty mentor, site preceptor, and student regarding the experience must be signed by all three prior to any work by the student at the site. Prerequisite: nine credits completed in nutrition minor and approval of instructor.