Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Wellness)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-128
Major: 60 sch

NUTRITION.BS       CIP Code: 30.1901.00

Overview

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.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

NFS 1302
NFS 1301
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 3083Bionutrition3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 3173Culture and Food3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
HS 2013Health Communications3
HS 3053Community Health3
HS 3073Health Promotion Program Planning and Design3
HS 3083Program Evaluation in Health Promotion3
HS 3413Epidemiology3
HS 4573Occupational Risk Assessments3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
HS Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours60

Other Requirements

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
ZOOL 2033
ZOOL 2031
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
Total Semester Credit Hours26
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NFS 1302
NFS 1301 (Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
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
SpringTCCN
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 Education 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
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 Communications 3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
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 Health 3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Third Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle 3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition 3
HS 3073Health Promotion Program Planning and Design 3
ZOOL 2033
ZOOL 2031 (Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4
Multicultural Women's Studies3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
NFS 3083Bionutrition 3
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food 3
HS 3083Program Evaluation in Health Promotion 3
HS 4573Occupational Risk Assessments 3
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
 
Elective2
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients 3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory 1
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar 1
HS 3413Epidemiology 3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients 3
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences 3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals 3
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 www.nchec.org/.

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.