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Didactic Program in Dietetics
Shelley L. DePinto, MS, RDN, LDN
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
The Allen Center for Nutrition
610-437-4471 ext. 4487

Nutrition Minor

Mission Statement

The Cedar Crest College Nutrition minor is committed to integrating basic nutrition concepts and interventions that promote personal, community and global health and wellness into a student’s chosen major field of study
Whether you major in business, a science, the performing arts, or another area of study, the nutrition minor can help you foster the healthy habits that will equip you well on your journey through life.

Program Requirements for the Nutrition Minor

The Nutrition minor requires 18 credits of nutrition coursework.  All Nutrition minors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and earn a grade of C or better in all NTR courses.

Required Courses (9 credits)

All students in the nutrition minor must complete the following core of 9 credits and all associated prerequisites:

  • NTR 130 Food and Culture (3 cr)
  • NTR 210 Principles of Human Nutrition (3 cr)
  • NTR 212 Lifecycle Nutrition (3 cr)

Additional Courses (9 credits)

Students will choose 9 credits in nutrition from the following course list*:

  • NTR 113 Nutrition and Fitness (1 cr)
  • NTR 114 Nutrition and the Elderly (1 cr)
  • NTR 115 Eating Disorders and Weight Management (1 cr)
  • NTR 201 Vegetarian Diets: Principles and Application (3 cr)
  • NTR 202 Food Policy (3 cr)
  • NTR 220 Principles of Foods  Lecture and Lab (4 cr)
  • NTR 300 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism I (3 cr)
  • NTR 305 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism II (3 cr)
  • NTR 301 Management in Dietetics (3 cr)

*With the Chair of Nutrition Department’s permission, students may also apply applicable course work from other disciplines to complete the nine additional credits; e.g. PSY 260: Feeding Behavior.