The Nutrition Minor serves undergraduate students who are interested in increasing their knowledge in nutrition. The nutrition minor is an ideal accompaniment to Central Michigan University majors in Health Fitness, Public Health, Athletic Training, Child Development and Psychology. It has the advantage of providing a solid background in nutrition for programs focused on enhancing the well-being of individuals of all ages.

Required Courses (3 hours)

Principles of normal nutrition as related to the health of all age groups. This course may be offered in an online format. May be offered as Writing Intensive. (University Program Group II-A: Descriptive Sciences) 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Electives (19-21 hours) Select from the following in consultation with an advisor:

​Introduction to the practices and beliefs related to food in major cultural groups and societies around the world. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Study of women's health concerns and nutritional needs. This course focuses on basics of healthy living and common major conditions that affect women's health. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Contemporary nutritional issues, fads and myths reviewed under current research. This course focuses on current issues in nutrition research and proposes healthy behavioral lifestyle strategies. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Nutritional needs across the life span. Introduction to nutritional assessment methods, the physiological basis for nutritional recommendations, and evaluation of nutrition related research. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 4(4-0) 

Contact Hours (4-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Focus is upon sports nutrition for athletes and individuals in recreation. Analysis of the interaction among energy expenditure, fuel needs and utilization, and all nutrients. Prerequisites: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​This course covers the latest research related to women's nutritional requirements throughout their reproductive years including pre- conceptual, antenatal and postnatal period, and infant nutritional requirements. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

A detailed examination of human nutritional needs and how nutritional science can be applied to meet those needs in health and disease. Prerequisites: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​The potential impact of non-nutrient components in food, nutritional supplements, and herbs in the prevention and treatment of disease via integrative and alternative medical approaches. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Introduces dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, and clinical approaches to assessing nutritional status. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 2(1-2) 

Contact Hours (1-2) 

Course Syllabus

​A student-initiated learning activity focusing on a faculty approved topic in Dietetics or Nutrition. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

Credits 1-6(Spec) 

Contact Hours (Spec) 

Course Syllabus

​Nutrition for older adults, including food selection, nutritional status, food-drug interaction and disease prevention. Prerequisite: FNS 370. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Nutrition for older adults, including food selection, nutritional status, food-drug interaction and disease prevention. Prerequisite: FNS 370.

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

​Obesity will be studied with special emphasis on prevalence and etiology. Modes of prevention and treatment including diet and exercise will also be discussed. Prerequisites: 56 hours completed or graduate standing. 

Credits 3(3-0) 

Contact Hours (3-0) 

Course Syllabus

Total: 22-24 semester hours

Advisors

A-B
Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D., CEC
Wightman 209
fishe2jj@cmich.edu

C-G
Leslie Hildebrandt, Ph.D., R.D.N.
Wightman 103
hilde1la@cmich.edu

H-N
Roschelle Heuberger, Ph.D., R.D.
Wightman 106A
heube1ra@cmich.edu

O-R
Rawia Khasawneh, Ph.D., R.D.
Wightman 208
khasa1r@cmich.edu

S-Z
Najat Yahia
, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., L.D.
Wightman 108
yahia1n@cmich.edu


CatherineMcKay.JPG