*Not a baccalaureate degree program
The minor in Nutrition would provide undergraduate students with a foundation in human nutrition. Give the role that nutrition plays in chronic disease, mental health, public health, and physical activity, this minor compliments many majors that currently exist on campus and allows students to explore nutrition in more depth while pursuing other disciplines, such as Exercise Science, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing.
Upon completion of the Nutrition minor, student will have an understanding of the role that nutrition plays in human health and disease, the basic functions of nutrition in the human body, the ways in which nutrition status is assessed, the changing role of nutrition across the lifespan, and the major dietary sources of essential and non-essential nutrients in our diet.
The courses for the nutrition minor are delivered in a variety of settings. The class sizes range from 40 – 220 students. The majority of the courses are conducted as lectures in a traditional classroom setting. The foundation courses (NTR 108/109) can be taken online. There is also a laboratory course (NTR 110) that provides hands-on learning opportunities. In some of the upper levels courses, students engage in groups projects and give presentations.
The majority of these courses are delivered in recently renovated classroom spaces primarily on UB’s South Campus. The laboratory course has equipment to learn how to perform body composition analysis.
The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences includes 12 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 5 clinical faculty members, and 7 affiliated faculty members. Faculty research interests include: environmental physiology; emergency responder health and safety, temperature regulation; obesity; food motivation; phytosterols; and caffeine use. Over 130 classes a year are taught by ENS faculty with the support of seven teaching assistants. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught by full-time faculty members with specializations in nutrition and exercise physiology.
Please visit the Exercise and Nutrition Sciences department website for additional information about our faculty.
Career opportunities exist in the areas of public health, health promotion, and research. Graduate study in Nutrition, including in our MS in Nutrition Program is a good option for students in the Nutrition minor. Given the essential role of nutrition in human health, the Nutrition minor can also provide a solid foundation for students hoping to go on in Health Professions, such as Medical School, Dental School, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic School, or PA School. Students who excel in the Nutrition Minor leave the program with excellent communication skills, knowledge of behavior change, good administrative skills, and a desire to help people live healthier lives.
Academic Advising services are can be found on the UB Undergraduate Academic Advisement page. Those with questions about the program should consult with the director of undergraduate study.
Contact the Exercise & Nutrition Sciences department’s academic advisor at 829-6792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department does not provide scholarships specifically for Nutrition minor students, but we have had students in the minor receive awards through programs at UB.