Health Promotion Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Nutrition: Health Promotion degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 47-48 credit hours of general education courses
  • 40-41 credit hours in the major core (excluding four required courses counted in the general education component)
  • 24-26 credit hours in a concentration of choice
  • elective courses as needed

Program of Study

The B.S. in Nutrition: Health Promotion degree requires:

Major core, 40-41 credit hours

  • BIOL 221 General Biology I
  • BIOL 223 Introduction to Microbiology
  • SOHS 150 or BIOL 352 Advanced Topics and Terminology in Medicine
  • CHEM 121 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHEM 243 Organic and Biochemistry
  • MATH 302 Statitics
  • PHES 225 Health Communication
  • NTRN 215 Nutrition: Healthcare
  • NTRN 250 Food Science
  • NTRN 275 Lifespan Nutrition
  • NTRN 325 Nutrition and Metabolism
  • NTRN 460 Special Topics in Nutrition and Fitness
  • PSYC 232 Human Growth and Development
  • four courses counted in the general education component:
    • BIOL 222 General Biology II
    • NTRN 215 Nutrition: Healthcare
    • PSYC 121 General Psychology
    • PHES 470 Health Promotion Programming

24-26 credit hours within a concentration

Choose at least 24 credit hours from:

  • ACCT 100 Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • BIOL 270 Pathophysiology
  • MGMT 230 Principles of Management
  • MKT 281 Principles of Marketing
  • COMM 310 Group Communication or 250 Interpersonal Skills
  • NTRN 364 Community Nutrition
  • NTRN 332 Food Service Management
  • PHES 240 Nutrition and Exercise for the Training Athlete
  • PHES 245 Personal Training
  • PHES 260 Stress Management and Fitness
  • PHES 360 Exercise Physiology
  • PHES 456 School Health
  • PHES 465 Exercise Prescription
  • PHES 480 Internship in Health/Exercise Science
  • PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 441 Social Psychology
  • SOCI 251 Sociology of Health