Nutrition Minor

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Because nutrition plays a critical role in health and well-being, a fundamental understanding of nutrition is essential for 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 Nutrition at UNE, you will engage in interdisciplinary study that provides you with expert knowledge about human nutrition, food science and related physiologic principles.

You will study topics and issues such as: what constitutes a balanced diet; the impact of nutrition on exercise and sport performance; the social relationship of food, health and culture; and the 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 these concepts to your own life, thus enhancing your sense of competence and personal control. The Nutrition minor is offered through the Department of Nutrition in the UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions, and involves interdisciplinary coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences. It represents a rich and collaborative interdisciplinary minor, with food and nutrition examined from multiple perspectives and contexts.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.