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Program Description

Nutritionists study how food and nutrition affect health and wellness. If you are passionate about food, exercise, and eating and living well, consider the minor in Nutrition with the University of Utah. Nutrition students will take courses in healthy weight and eating, proper nutrition for various age groups (such as children and women), eating disorders, weight management, and the metabolism. With this program, you will be prepared to advise individuals on living healthy lifestyles, helping them achieve or maintain their health goals.

Academic and Career Opportunities

If students want to get involved with their department, a number of clubs and organizations offer networking and learning opportunities: Health Professionals for Green Living, One Hour for Life, and the Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Student Advisory Committee all have chapters at the U. When you complete the program, you will have the scientific background and technical skills you need to provide nutrition counseling in conjunction with a career related to your major. Nursing and Exercise Science majors, for example, can use their expertise in the field of nutrition as they help patients and clients lead healthy lives.

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Exploratory Classes

  • NUIP 1020 - Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition & Health