Human Nutrition Minor

An Interprofessional Minor Between Exercise and Sport Performance and Biology Departments

Fruit baskets that contribute to human nutrition

Because nutrition plays a critical role in the health and well-being of human beings, a fundamental understanding of nutrition is essential to students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This background is also useful to anyone interested in living a healthy life. 

As a student pursuing a minor in Human Nutrition at UNE, you engage in interdisciplinary study that provides you with expert knowledge about human nutrition and related physiologic principles.

You study topics and issues such as a balanced diet, weight management, exercise and sports performance, and the social and environmental impact of the foods we grow and eat. 

The minor also encourages you to take responsibility for your own nutrition, health and well-being by applying your new understanding to your own life, enhancing your sense of competence and personal control.

A minor in Human Nutrition prepares you for both graduate studies in the field and certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 

The Human Nutrition minor is offered through the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance in the UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions and the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. As an interdisciplinary minor, the courses are presented from multiple disciplines and colleges.

This minor will be offered beginning in the fall of 2015. To learn about the courses for this minor, please speak with someone in either the Exercise and Sport Performance or Biology departments.