Public Health Nutrition (Minor)
This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2021–Spring 2022 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Minor in Public Health Nutrition
Unit: School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Academic Plan Code(s): PHNUMINOR
The Public Health Nutrition minor will expose students to the basic principles of nutrition within the context of public health, with an emphasis on:
- Nutrition support systems targeted at the general population as well as women and children;
- Assessment tools used to estimate population nutritional status; and
- Food composition, labeling, and advertising.
Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate nutrition education programs and example dietary patterns, assess advertising claims, and formulate rational policy decisions based on the U.S. Dietary Recommendations.
The Public Health Nutrition minor can be pursued as a type of specialization within the field of public health—e.g., by Public Health majors, as adjunct preparation for other health fields, such as medicine or nursing—or as an applied field of basic science, such as biology or chemistry. The goal of the program will be to provide students with a solid foundation for further education or careers related to nutrition.
Current UofL students will be required to apply to the minor and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
|PHEH 325||Public Health Nutrition||3|
|PHEH 330||Childhood Nutrition from a Public Health Perspective||3|
|PHEH 331||Food Composition and Public Health||3|
|or HSS 303||Human Nutrition|
|PHEH 332||Nurtition Assessment Tools||3|
|Select two of the following courses:||6|
|Food and Body Politic|
|Food and Farm Movements in the Americas|
or PHST 301
|Quantitative Methods in Public Health|
|Metabolic Biochemistry 2|
or CHEM 445
|Survey of Biochemistry|
|Health Communication - WR, CUE|
|Nutrition in Healthy Living|
|Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health|
|Minimum Total Hours||18|
At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.