Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Wellness)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Wellness) program provides students with nutritional knowledge that will allow the individual to assist others in reducing the risk of chronic disease through educational and behavioral approaches. In addition to core nutrition courses, students take courses in Health Studies allowing graduates to effectively inform individuals, communities, and organizations about wellness. Graduates seek employment in health education, community health programs, school health programs, corporate wellness programs, insurance companies, and fitness centers. Studies focus on qualifying students to obtain the Certified Health Education Specialist certification (CHES) often required for positions in public health.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


75 semester credit hours (36 NFS, 27 Health Studies, 11 Math/Science).

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Wellness) Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NFS 1302
NFS 1301 (Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
( HECO 1315) and ( HECO 1315)3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
KINS 1902
UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300) 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( PHED 1164, PHED 1301) 
Core Approved Mathematics
 Semester Credit Hours 15
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106)4
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011 (Lab)
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1305, CHEM 1405) and ( CHEM 1105)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HS 2013Health Communications3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021 (Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1307) and ( CHEM 1107)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HS 3053Community Health3
 Semester Credit Hours 11
Third Year
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
HS 3073Health Promotion Program Planning and Design3
ZOOL 2033
ZOOL 2031 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Multicultural Women's Studies3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
NFS 3083Bionutrition3
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food3
HS 3083Program Evaluation in Health Promotion3
HS 4573Occupational Risk Assessments3
Select 4 semester credit hours from the following:4
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
and Microbiology Laboratory
( BIOL 2320) and ( BIOL 2120) 
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
HS 3413Epidemiology3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
HS 4743Needs Assessiment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
HS Elective3
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

27 semester credit hours in Health Studies allows the student to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Information available at

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.