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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. There are nine credits (3 courses) from required courses and students will choose an additional nine credits from the additional course list. A meeting with the program director is required prior to declaring the major. All Nutrition minors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and earn a grade of C or better in all NTR courses.

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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 201 Vegetarian Diets: Principles and Applications (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 202 Food Policy (3 cr)
NTR 211 Nutrition Informatics (1 cr)
NTR 220 Principles of Foods Lecture & Lab (4 cr)
NTR 300 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism I (3 cr)
NTR 301 Management in Dietetics (3 cr)
NTR 305 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism II (3 cr)
NTR 326 Medical Terminology for Nutrition (1 cr)

Additional Courses from Other Majors

The following courses may be used as additional courses to fulfill the nutrition minor (up to 9 credits).  They may not be used in replacement of the required courses.

BIO 115 Biotechnology and Society: From DNA to Cloning (3 cr)
BIO 207 Botany (4 cr)
EDU 240 Nutrition, Health, and Safety (3 cr)
PSY 201 Mind-Body Medicine (3 cr)
PSY 251 Health Psychology (3 cr)
ENG 235 Food Writing (3 cr)
SPA 205 Spanish for Health Professionals (3 cr)
SPA 203 Spanish in the Workplace (3 cr)
BUA 211 Introduction to Health Care Systems (3 cr)
BUA 258 Health Care Management (3 cr)
BUA 340 Health Care Finance (3 cr)
BUA 341 Health Care Practice Management (3 cr)

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Aug 07
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Aug 17
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Cooperative Agreements

Cedar Crest College collaborates with several academic institutions to provide our students with innovative pathways that help them succeed in their chosen fields.

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ACEND Accreditation

The Cedar Crest College undergraduate Nutrition degree program and the Dietetic Internship Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is the specialized accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists. ACEND protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of dietetics programs as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The contact information for ACEND is:

Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 Phone: 800/877-1600 ext.5400

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