Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Wellness)

Website: https://twu.edu/nutrition-food-sciences/undergraduate-programs/bs-in-nutrition-wellness/

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), which is often required for positions in public health.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Identify and apply safety guidelines.
  2. Analyze and interpret blood profile data as it relates to specific health issues or concerns.
  3. Read, understand, and present interpretations of scientific literature in the field to a lay audience and health care clients.
  4. Apply food systems administration concepts in decision-making processes.
  5. Function as a part of an overall health team.
  6. Give or follow instructions to and from others.
  7. Work effectively on team presentations.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120

Major: 57 SCH

Program Code: NUTRITION.BS.WELL   CIP Code: 30.1901.00

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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

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 3083Nutritional Biochemistry3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 3173Culture and Food3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
HS 2013Health Communications3
HS 3053Community Health3
HS 3303Program Planning and Evaluation3
HS 3413Epidemiology3
HS 4573Occupational Risk Assessments3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
HS Elective (see advisor for CHES eligibility)3
Total SCHs57

Departmental 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
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
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
Total SCHs30

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
NFS 1302
NFS 1301
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 SCH from the following3
KINS 1902
UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
PHED 1338
& EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300
 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
PHED 1338
& PHED 1164
 
Core Approved Mathematics
 
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition BIOL 13223
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 1406
& 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
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1305
& CHEM 1106
4
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HS 2013Health Communications 3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
Mathematics Core3
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1307
& CHEM 1107
4
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HS 3053Community Health 3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
 SCHs 14
Third Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle 3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition 3
HS 3303Program Planning and Evaluation 3
Multicultural Women's Studies3
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
NFS 3083Nutritional Biochemistry 3
NFS 3173Culture and Food 3
HS 3413Epidemiology 3
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
HS Elective3
 SCHs 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
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 4573Occupational Risk Assessments 3
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 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
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

27 SCH in Health Studies allows the student to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.