Nutrition

Minor in Nutrition

The minor requires at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits taken at Iowa State University in courses numbered 300 or above. The minor must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other college or university requirement. All courses must be taken for a grade.

Along with the courses listed below, students must meet all of the corresponding pre-requisites*

Typical courses needed to meet pre-requisites for the Nutrition Minor can include but are not limited to: BIOL 211, MICRO 201/L, CHEM 163/L or 177/L & 178, CHEM 231/L, BBMB 301, and/or FS HN courses. Students should carefully check the Iowa State University Catalog to ensure that they know course pre-requisites, understand the sequence of the courses, and develop a plan for completing all pre-requisites and requirements by their planned graduation dates.

Catalog requirements:

For students from outside the department.

CourseCredits
FS HN 1673
FS HN 265 3
FS HN 3603
Select at least 6 credits from
– FS HN 361, 362, 364, 365, 463, 467, 492; NUTRS 501
6
Total Credits:15

For students majoring in Culinary or Food Science.

CourseCredits
FS HN 2653
FS HN 3603
Select at least 9 credits from
– FS HN 361, 362, 364, 365, 463, 467, 492; NUTRS 501
6
Total Credits15

Prerequisite guide for courses included in the minor:

Course NumberCourse TitleFall or SpringPrerequisites
FS HN 167 Introductory Human Nutrition and HealthF, S High school biology or 3 credits of biology
FS HN 265 Nutrition for Active and
Healthy Lifestyles
SFS HN 167, plus credit or enrollment in BBMB 301 or credit in FS HN 264
FS HN 360 Advanced Nutrition and Regulation of Metabolism in Health and DiseaseF FS HN 265, plus 3 credits in biochemistry, 3 credits
in physiology recommended
FS HN 361 Nutrition and Health AssessmentS FS HN 265, plus 3 credits in statistics, 3 credits in physiology recommended
FS HN 362Nutrition and Health Throughout the LifecycleS FS HN 360, plus credit or enrollment in a course in physiology
FS HN 364 Nutrition and Prevention of Chronic DiseaseF FS HN 264 or FS HN 265
FS HN 365 Obesity and HealthSBIOL 256 and 256L (or BIOL 306)
FS HN 463 Community Nutrition and Health F FS HN 265 or FS HN 360; and FS HN 366 recommended
FS HN 467Molecular Basis of Nutrition in Disease Etiology and Health Promotion S FS HN 360 or equivalent
FS HN 492Research Concepts in Human Nutrition F FS HN 360, and senior classification or permission of instructor

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