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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Community Nutrition Concentration


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The Nutrition major is designed for students interested in basic, applied, and community nutrition sciences, and students are able to pursue one of three concentrations: The Biomedical Nutrition Science Concentration, the Community Nutrition Concentration, and the Dietetics Concentration. Each concentration includes a foundation in the basic sciences and introductory nutrition coursework which is built upon through advanced concentration-specific coursework, including nutrient metabolism, nutrition in disease prevention and treatment, elements of community nutrition, and interpretation of nutrition research literature. Students pursuing the Community Nutrition Concentration are trained in competencies needed to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and to work in the community in a variety of roles, such as nutrition educators, WIC nutritionists, health and wellness coaches, and worksite wellness program coordinators, and in a variety of settings, such as public health departments, community agencies, and Extension programs. Individuals with CHES certifications are commonly employed in healthcare, government, university, business, community/non-profit, and K-12 education settings. For qualified students, the Department of Nutrition offers a 5-year BS/MS accelerated degree program with a major in Nutrition and a concentration in Community Nutrition. Interested students should see the section of the catalog specific to this program or see the Nutrition program information in the Graduate Catalog. This can lead to the Public Health Minor , but the student must declare it.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Nutrition Major – Community Nutrition Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 102 * and CHEM 103 *, or CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 * 4 2.6 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
NUTR 100 * 3  
PUBH 201 * 3  
1Unrestricted Elective  1  
Term 2
CHEM 112 * and CHEM 113 *, or CHEM 132 * and CHEM 133 * 4 ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 
ENGL 102 * 3  
NUTR 216 * 3  
2Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
3Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
Term 3
BCMB 230   5 NUTR 100 *
NUTR 200   3  
PUBH 202    3  
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
Term 4
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360 * 3 BCMB 230  
NUTR 220 * 3  
NUTR 285  3  
4PUBH Elective  3  
PUBH 220 * 3  
Term 5
CMST 240 * or CMST 247 * 3 NUTR 285 *  
NUTR 272 * 3  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * 3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
5Professional Elective 3  
Term 6
6NUTR 302    3 No milestones
6NUTR 315   2  
6NUTR 320   2  
6NUTR 321   1.5  
6NUTR 322   1.5  
6,7NUTR 493   2  
5Professional Elective 3  
Term 7
6NUTR 412   3 No milestones
6NUTR 413S  1  
6NUTR 473   3  
4PUBH Elective  3  
5Professional Elective 3  
5Professional Elective 3  
Term 8
6NUTR 420 * 2 No milestones
6,7NUTR 493   1  
3Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
5Professional Elective 3  
5Professional Elective 3  
5Professional Elective 3  
TOTAL 120  
1 Select any courses not already required for the major.
2 Select any Quantitative Reasoning * course from the Volunteer Core * list that is not already required for the major. 
3 Select courses from the  Volunteer Core * list.
4 Select from PUBH 215 , PUBH 315 , PUBH 330 , PUBH 336 , PUBH 340 , PUBH 350 , PUBH 400 , PUBH 401 , PUBH 420 , PUBH 430 , PUBH 440 .
5 Professional Electives (21 credit hours): Choose from the list of Professional Electives in Nutrition (below) AND/OR complete coursework in any of the listed focus areas (below). Students may choose to complete a minor in any of the suggested focus areas or take may take selected courses across the focus areas to fulfil the 21-hour requirement. Professional Electives in Nutrition: NUTR 311 , NUTR 314 *, NUTR 415 *, NUTR 416 *, NUTR 450 . Unrestricted electives may be used to fulfil prerequisites. Suggested Focus Areas: Agricultural Leadership; Business; Communication Studies; Child & Family Studies; Culinary Arts; Food and Agriculture Business; Food Science; Journalism & Electronic Media; One Health; Psychology; Public Policy Analytics; Retail & Consumer Sciences; Sustainability; Social Justice; Tourism & Hospitality Management.
6 Must be taken at UTK.
7 Directed study with a faculty member in Public Health Nutrition for 6 hours per week in Term 6 and 3 hours per week in Term 8.

 * Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

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