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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Nutrition: Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Concentration, B.S.


About the Nutrition Bachelor's Program


This program emphasizes the role of nutrition in the health and well-being of people. The degree prepares competent professionals for nutrition careers in hospitals, schools, colleges, food service, business and government agencies. Completion of courses for the Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science offers students the opportunity to secure a family and consumer sciences teacher certification to teach nutrition in secondary schools. Nutritional sciences courses also contribute to the science and health education of students who take the introductory level classes or take additional classes for a minor in nutrition. Students who graduate with this degree must earn a C or better in all major and supporting coursework. Any variation from this is subject to department approval.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.

Communication literacy in Nutritional Sciences is evidenced by competence in locating, reading, interpreting and presenting the nutrition information. This is accomplished through critiquing scientific literature as well as mainstream publications and through written communication and public speaking to a variety of audiences with varied educational background. These communication skills are measured in three required courses. Courses in the CL plan are NS 2380 , NS 4330 , and NS 4350 .

Nutrition, Health and Wellness Careers


This cocentration is designed for students interested in a variety of careers in nutrition outside of the clinical setting. Students will study food preparation, science of nutrition, nutrition in the life cycle, sports nutrition, nutrition education, health coaching, nutrition and chronic disease, intro to medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, emerging issues in nutrition. The cocentration also includes courses such as human physiology, chemistry, exercise physiology, technical writing, hospitality management, fundamentals of marketing, and writing for the media. This cocentration may also be an excellent cocentration for pre-nursing, optometry, and other pre-professional areas.

Employment opportunities from this degree are diverse. Potential jobs range from nutritional entrepreneurship to corporate wellness, sales of pharmaceuticals and nutritional formulas, health reporting and media, personal training, cooperative extension, government programs (e.g., Women, Infants, and Children) and various food companies.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 14

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from core curriculum  requirements.