New Offerings

New Nutrition Courses

Fall 2020

NTRN 320 Women's Wellness: From Food and Nutrition to Reproductive Health and Aging
No Prerequisites
When you think of women's health, what comes to mind? Often breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause and osteoporosis. And yes, while these are all certainly women's health issues, women's health and wellness expands far beyond physical health conditions, as social, emotional and cognitive factors play a significant role in the health and well-being of women across the lifespan. Through this course, you will have the opportunity to be immersed in an array of women's wellness topics, from food and nutrition (i.e., dietary supplements; fad diets; weight management; disordered eating) to reproductive health (i.e., menstruation; fertility; pregnancy; birth control), aging (i.e., menopause; living independently) and health and wellness (i.e., mental health, stress and anxiety; beauty, hair, skin and nails; female athletes). This course is intended for undergraduate students of all majors, class rank and gender.

Spring 2020

NTRN 399-G/499-G: Pitas & Pits – Study Abroad to Ikaria, Greece

Graduate and undergraduate students may enroll in this course, which is capped at 10 students. Enrollment preference is given to students majoring in Nutrition. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Mediterranean Diet is a generic term used to describe the typical eating habits in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. While there is some regional variability, the Mediterranean diet is a primarily plant-based eating plan that is rich in whole grains, olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, fish, seafood, herbs, and spices. Interestingly, despite endless diets being touted for their ability to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and overall mortality, the Mediterranean Diet is just one of two diets shown in the literature to consistently reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Given its important role in disease prevention and overall wellness, this course will enable you to become an expert on the Mediterranean Diet through an experiential learning excursion to Ikaria, Greece.

New Undergrad Offerings in Nutrition

Minor in Environmental Nutrition

Nutrition majors are not eligible for this minor.

Non Nutrition majors may only take one minor: Minor in Human Nutrition, Minor in Sports Nutrition, or Minor in Environmental Nutrition.

Course Number Course Description Credits
ESTD 101 Introduction to Environmental Thinking 3
NTRN 200H Case Cooks: Healthy Lifestyles 1
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 340 Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health 3
NTRN 342 Food Science 3
One elective selected from the following 3
NTRN 300 Healthy Lifestyles as Preventive Medicine  
NTRN 328 Child Nutrition, Development of Health  
NTRN 337 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies  
NTRN 341 Food as Medicine: How what we eat influences how we feel, think, and our health status  
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns  
Total Units   16