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B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science, Nutritional Sciences Concentration

This Nutrition and Food Science, Nutritional Sciences Concentration at Colorado State University provides a strong background in natural and biomedical sciences and nutrition, making it an appropriate preparation for graduate study, medical school, or a career in nutritional research, biomedical research, or college teaching. This concentration is an excellent pre-health professions curriculum.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Nutrition and Food Science, Nutritional Sciences Concentration at Colorado State University nvolves integration of the biological, medical, and social sciences and their application to the improvement of human nutrition and fitness, prevention of chronic disease, and improved quality of life. The major is both science- and human service-oriented.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Ability to identify nutrition-related public health problems, integrate information from basic nutrition sciences, critically analyze data, and develop appropriate conclusions
  • Discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and competencies needed in the field of dietetics and nutrition. Examples include knowledge of medical nutrition therapy; nutrition and metabolism; program planning, monitoring, and evaluation; management in school nutrition programs and long-term care; food safety; and the role of food in the promotion of health
  • Competent application of nutrition knowledge and skills in a work environment, including an ability to calculate and/or define diets for various health/disease conditions, screen individuals for nutritional risk, determine nutrient requirements across the lifespan, and calculate enteral and parental nutrition formulations; determine costs of services/ operations, interpret financial data, and prepare a budget

Potential Occupations

Participation in community outreach, internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance career planning, skills, and development. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible leadership positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

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Courses Included

  • Principles of Animal Biology
  • Animal Biology Laboratory
  • Attributes of Living Systems
  • Principles of Plant Biology
  • Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants
  • General Chemistry
  • Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
  • Numerical Trigonometry

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