The nutrition and healthy living minor program provides students with a greater understanding of how nutrition contributes to healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The minor requires completion of a minimum of 18 nutrition credit hours. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required for each course in the minor.
Required Courses: (9)
NTR 241 Human Nutrition (3)
NTR 341 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3) or NTR 345 Development of Healthy Cuisines (3)
NTR 450 Nutrition in the Life Cycle, SB (3) or HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health, SB (3)
Upper-Division Electives: (9) (select three courses from the following list)
NTR 320 History of Human Nutrition (3)
NTR 348 Cultural Aspects of Food, SB, C and G (3)
NTR 350 Nutrition Counseling (3)*
NTR 351 Nutrition Communication, L (3)
NTR 353 Perspectives on the Western Diet: Food, Health and Sustainability (3)
NTR 444 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)*
NTR 453 Nutrition and the Media (3)
NTR 457 Sports Nutrition (3)*
*This course is not available to ASU Online students.
Many courses in this minor require CHM 101 (or CHM 113) or BIO 201 and BIO 202 as a prerequisite. Please ensure all prerequisites are met when planning this minor. Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, additional prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BS in Dietetics, BS in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship; BS in Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching); BAS in Food and Nutrition Management
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide.
Graduates with a minor in nutrition and healthy living have a basic understanding of nutrition needs through the lifecycle and how to put that knowledge to use in the community, which is of benefit to a career in public health, the medical field or in workplace wellness.
After leaving ASU, many graduates participate in activities like these:
- conducting academic research
- coaching people of all ages with health and nutrition concerns
- developing and preparing recipes that meet nutritional guidelines
- informing the community about food through various platforms including social media and written word