Overview

The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah offers a minor in nutrition. A registration form is required.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of BIOL 1210 (Principles of Biology or AP Biology) with a C or better
  • A grade "C" or better is required in each individual course.
  • Completed registration form with the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at least one semester before graduation
  • Must be in good standing with the University of Utah (evidenced by official transcripts)

*Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1210 and NUTR 1020 may be possible with special permission

Program Courses

All classes must be taken under "NUTR" to count towards fulfilling the minor requirements with the exception of the prerequisite. Classes taken under other disciplines (GNDR, HEDU, etc.) will not count towards the minor requirements.

Prerequisites

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 1210 or AP Bio Principles of Biology 4

Core Courses** (Please see below for nursing students requirements.)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NUIP 1020 Scientific Foundations of Nutrition & Health 3
AND
NUIP 4440 Advanced Human Nutrition 4

Electives

Select minimum of 9 credit hours.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NUIP 3220 Food Communication: Nutrition, Culture and Sustainability 3
NUIP 3550 Healthy Weight for Life 3
NUIP 3620 Cultural Aspects of Food 3
NUIP 3850 THRIVE: 1020 Foods Lab 1
NUIP 5100 Pediatric Nutrition 3
NUIP 5230 Wilderness Nutrition (HEDU will not count) 3
NUIP 5320 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport 3
NUIP 5340 Nutrition and Women's Health 3
NUIP 5350 Eating Disorders: Prevention and Treatment (HEDU will not count) 3
NUIP 5360 Weight Management 3
NUIP 5380 Understanding Dietary Supplements 3
NUIP 5420 Applied Nutrition through the Life Cycle 3
NUIP 5650 Eating for Justice and Health 3
NUIP 6440 Macronutrient Metabolism (permission required) 4
NUIP 6460 Micronutrient Metabolism (permission required) 4

Expectations

A grade of C or better is required in each individual program course.

**Nursing Majors may take any of the following to meet the Core Courses Requirement:

  • NUIP 3010 and NUIP 4440
  • NUIP 3010 and NUIP 1020
  • NUIP 4440 and NUIP 1020

Advising

Please contact the Nutrition minor advisor Jojo Beyene at 801-585-0827 or stop by her office in the Center for Student Success in HPER North 244A. You can also click here to schedule an appointment.

Graduation

Once required courses are completed, bring your graduation application to our office, HPER North 200, for approval and signature.