A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.
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The minor in Nutrition & Foods prepares students with diverse career interests to integrate nutrition and food selection and preparation knowledge as it applies to health promotion and disease prevention, fitness & wellness, physical performance, clinical settings and public health programs. Students learn, evidence-based methods and develop experience-based knowledge that supports an overall holistic approach to health that includes the ability to not only understand disease processes (NTS 250 Food is Medicine; NTS 356 Nutrition & Disease) but also be able to prepare foods in a manner that will be health predicting and disease reversing that takes into consideration cultural and environmental factors (HA 243 Foundations in Kitchen Operations; NTS 335 Culinary Arts for Health; NTS 435 Global Nutrition & Foods; ENV 181 Environmental Sustainability). Some of these courses will occur in hands-on labs.
There is an increasing demand for professionals prepared to manage and treat diseases in a holistic manner with lifestyle measures as well as be able to educate individuals to be self-efficient. All of these courses have an application component that will provide students with a learning laboratory experience to improve student self-efficacy.
Students majoring in medical, health and wellness related fields (such as Public Health, Fitness Wellness, Physical Education, Nursing, Exercise Science, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Biomedical Sciences) will complement their careers with this minor. At the completion of this minor, students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary for successfully addressing the specific needs of various populations in relation to disease risk, be able to educate individuals on shopping techniques and skills, and choose food and menus that are specific to cultural preferences.
Student Learning Outcomes
Nutrition & Foods Minor
Take the following 18 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
This minor is not available to students completing the Health Science Nutrition and Foods major.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.