Kelly A. Way
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Program Description: The School of Human Environmental Sciences offers a major program in Food, Nutrition and Health leading to a B.S.H.E.S. degree. The school also offers a minor in Human Nutrition. Interest and aptitude for the biological and physical sciences as well as public health fields that support nutrition science are central to successfully completing the major program.

Requirements for B.S.H.E.S. in Food, Nutrition and Health

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

University Requirements1
University Perspectives
Communications12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)
Select one of the following:
Communicating Agriculture to the Public
Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
U.S. History and Government3
Choose from U.S. History and Government Core Courses
Mathematics6
College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (or higher level math)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Sciences8
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab)
AND 4 hours from University science core list
Or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
and University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Choose from Fine Arts and Humanities Core Courses (Select 3 hours from each)
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Family Relations
Life Span Development
Choose 3 hours from University Social Science Core List
FNAH Requirements32
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Principles of Foods
and Principles of Foods Laboratory
Foodservice Sanitation
Culinary Nutrition
and Culinary Nutrition Lab
Nutrition Education and Counseling
Nutrition Seminar
Research Methods in Nutrition
and Research Methods in Nutrition Lab
Life Cycle Nutrition
Community Nutrition
Culinary Perspectives on Foods
Recipe Modification
Electives43
The following electives will provide an area of focused study for students. Students will discuss with advisor to select courses to complete degree requirements.
Food Service Systems Management
Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)
Quantity Foods
Hospitality, Dietetic Management and Human Resources
Nutrition Research
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
General Genetics
and General Genetics Laboratory
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab)
Elements of Biochemistry
Advanced Nutrition
Mechanisms of Pathogenesis
Health and Wellness
Sports Nutrition
Personal Health and Safety
Terminology for the Health Professions
Health Care and Public Health Policy
Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Exercise Physiology
The number of additional electives will depend on the focus area that the student chooses.
Total Hours120

Food, Nutrition and Health  B.S.H.E.S.,
Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan in Food, Nutrition and Health major should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
4  
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition3  
HOSP 2611 Foodservice Sanitation1  
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives1  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (or higher level math)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (unless exempt)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (unless exempt)  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)  3
Fine Arts Core  3
Humanities Core  3
Science Core Elective  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
NUTR 2113 Principles of Foods
& NUTR 2111L Principles of Foods Laboratory
4  
General Elective6  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)3  
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)3  
HDFS 2413 Family Relations
or HDFS 1403 Life Span Development
  3
ENGL 3053 Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
or AGED 3143 Communicating Agriculture to the Public
  3
Electives  9
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
NUTR 3213 Nutrition Education and Counseling3  
NUTR 3103 Culinary Nutrition
& NUTR 3101L Culinary Nutrition Lab
4  
Social Science Core Elective3  
US History or Government Core Elective3  
Electives3  
NUTR 4243 Community Nutrition  3
Electives  9
NUTR 4303 Culinary Perspectives on Foods
or NUTR 4403 Recipe Modification
  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Electives12  
NUTR 4223 Life Cycle Nutrition3  
Electives  4
NUTR 4303 Culinary Perspectives on Foods
or NUTR 4403 Recipe Modification
  3
NUTR 4001 Nutrition Seminar  1
NUTR 4103 Research Methods in Nutrition
& NUTR 4101L Research Methods in Nutrition Lab
  4
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Minor in Human Nutrition (NUTR-M)

Required Courses13
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Human Nutrition
Principles of Foods
and Principles of Foods Laboratory
Advanced Nutrition
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Sports Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition
Community Nutrition
Total Hours19

Courses

NUTR 1201. Introduction to the Dietetic Profession. 1 Hour.

Introduction to profession of dietetics and nutrition including history, scope and future of professionals with emphasis on academic preparation, internships, acquisition of professional credentials, career laddering and career opportunities. Guest speakers will supplement lectures and assignments. Prerequisite: HESCBS or HNHIBS majors only or by department consent.

NUTR 1213. Fundamentals of Nutrition. 3 Hours.

The functions of food, body processes, optimum diets in relation to health and physical fitness.

NUTR 1213H. Honors Fundamentals of Nutrition. 3 Hours.

The functions of food, body processes, optimum diets in relation to health and physical fitness.

This course is equivalent to NUTR 1213.

NUTR 2111L. Principles of Foods Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Laboratory exercises and practice applicable of Principles of Foods. Lab 3 hours. Corequisite: NUTR 2112.

NUTR 2113. Principles of Foods. 3 Hours.

Physical and chemical characteristics of foods, organized by food science and nutrition, protein foods, phytochemicals, complex and refined carbohydrates, and fats. Emphasis on food preparation and storage methods and effect on foods. Investigation and practice of food preparation basics, cooking and baking techniques, knife skills, food safety, and sensory evaluation of food. Corequisite: NUTR 2111L. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213, HOSP 2611 and (CHEM 1073, or CHEM 1103, or CHEM 1213), and one of the following programs, minors or concentrations: (HNADBS, FNAHBS, HESCBS, GFNU-M, or CATEBS-FCSE).

NUTR 2203. Sports Nutrition. 3 Hours.

The integration of concepts from nutrition and exercise physiology into an applied multidisciplinary study of how food, beverages and dietary supplements influence physical performance. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213.

NUTR 3003. Nutrition Assessment. 3 Hours.

Principles of nutritional assessment and methodology including anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary evaluation. Emphasis placed on Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment, the interpretation of indices for all age groups in health and disease for both individuals and groups, and the application of nutrition assessment data in the nutrition care process. Prerequisite: NUTR 3203 and junior standing.

NUTR 3101L. Culinary Nutrition Lab. 1 Hour.

Students will explore ways to apply evidence based nutrition research to culinary application. It addresses the fundamental culinary skills and knowledge required to prepare meals that impact the nutritional and sensory appeal of food. Corequisite: NUTR 3103. Prerequisite: NUTR 2113 and NUTR 2111L.

NUTR 3103. Culinary Nutrition. 3 Hours.

This course is grounded in a food first approach to health and wellness with an emphasis on disease prevention. Students will study the physical and chemical characteristics of foods that increase nutritional value and will include exploration of the culinary nutrition modification process and application of these concepts to planning nutritionally balanced meals. Corequisite: NUTR 3101L. Prerequisite: NUTR 2113 and NUTR 2111L.

NUTR 3203. Human Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Fundamental human nutrition; nutritive value of foods and general functions of nutrients based on concepts derived from inorganic and organic chemistry. Examples relating nutrition to disease used as illustrations to deepen understanding of normal nutrition. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 2613 and CHEM 2611L or CHEM 3603 and CHEM 3601L. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213.

NUTR 3213. Nutrition Education and Counseling. 3 Hours.

Introduction to development of communication skills related to educational theory and techniques, development of educational materials, interpersonal communication skills, group dynamics, public speaking, and interviewing techniques. Includes discussion of counseling theory and methods, and how education and counseling are intertwined for nutrition professionals. Includes development of skills in nutrition counseling. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213, and HNAD or FNAH majors only.

NUTR 3603. Quantity Foods. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on menu planning for a variety of food service organizations, with consideration of age, special needs, diet type, cultural and ethical parameters. Students will design flavorful and appealing menus that meet current nutrition recommendations, guidelines and budgetary constraints. They will learn recipe standardization, quantity production, and overall quality control. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213 and HNAD or FNAH majors only.

NUTR 4001. Nutrition Seminar. 1 Hour.

Presentation and discussion of selected nutrition topics of current interest. Prerequisite: NUTR 4213.

NUTR 4101L. Research Methods in Nutrition Lab. 1 Hour.

Application of experimental methods for investigations in nutrition research. Pre- or corequisite: STAT 2303 and Human Nutrition and Dietetics or Food, Nutrition and Health majors with senior standing only. Corequisite: NUTR 4103. Prerequisite: NUTR 2113 and NUTR 2111L.

NUTR 4103. Research Methods in Nutrition. 3 Hours.

This course will cover applications of experimental methods for investigations in nutrition research and cookery. Pre- or Corequisite: STAT 2303. Prerequisite: NUTR 2113, NUTR 2111L and Human Nutrition and Dietetics or Food, Nutrition and Health majors with senior standing only.

NUTR 4213. Advanced Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Normal nutrition with emphasis on utilization of nutrients. Lecture and reports on current literature 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3813 and NUTR 3203.

NUTR 4223. Life Cycle Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Study of normal nutrition emphasizing quantitative needs for nutrients as functions of biologic processes that vary during stages of the life cycle. Attention is given to preconception, pregnancy, childhood and older adults. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213 and BIOL 2213 and BIOL 2211L.

NUTR 4243. Community Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Identifying, assessing, and developing solutions for nutritional problems encountered at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: NUTR 1213.

NUTR 4263. Medical Nutrition Therapy I. 3 Hours.

Principles of medical nutrition therapy with emphasis on the Nutrition Care Process, and the pathophysiology and current standards of practice for diseases and disorders. Pre- or corequisite: NUTR 3213 and NUTR 4213. Prerequisite: BIOL 2213, BIOL 2211L and CHEM 3813.

NUTR 4273. Medical Nutrition Therapy II. 3 Hours.

Principles of medical nutrition therapy with emphasis on the Nutrition Care Process, and the pathophysiology and current standards of practice for diseases and disorders. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: NUTR 4263.

NUTR 4303. Culinary Perspectives on Foods. 3 Hours.

Cultural competence is growing in importance as our population becomes more culturally diverse. This course covers cuisine and culture of various regions for the purpose of promoting respect and understanding for cultural diversity. Students will learn the history of foods, ingredients, flavor profiles, religious based food practices, etiquette, and customs. Corequisite: Junior or senior standing, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Nutrition and Health, or Hospitality Management majors only.

NUTR 4403. Recipe Modification. 3 Hours.

Students will use existing research to identify foods with preventative and functional properties and apply that information to develop recipes for improved nutritional quality and disease management. They will gather data to modify and refine the product and create an educational tool to promote their product. Prerequisite: NUTR 3103 and NUTR 3101L.