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5130 Department of Nutrition


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862 Urban Life Building
404-413-1226

Anita Nucci, Department Chair
nutrition.gsu.edu/

The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. Students will pursue either a Nutrition Science concentration or a Nutrition and Wellness concentration. The Nutrition Science concentration provides a strong foundation for those interested in positions in applied sciences or for those pursuing pre-professional (medical, dental, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and dietetics) studies. After completing the core requirements, students take courses in physiology, and nutrition (required for the major) and may take additional courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics (electives). The Nutrition and Wellness concentration prepares students for entry-level careers in the nutrition, health and wellness fields. After completing the core requirements, students take courses in nutrition and gerontology (required for major), and may take courses in psychology, sociology, or other approved areas (electives). This program focuses on providing students with a well-rounded understanding of health and nutrition needs of the public over the lifespan and equips students with health communication skills. These skills and knowledge will help prepare students for positions in nutrition and wellness promotion in government agencies and private industries.

Nutrition Science Concentration

Student outcomes associated with the Nutrition Science Concentration.

  1. Demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate, and use professional literature.
  2. Integrate knowledge of how nutrients function at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels in healthy and disease states.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate advocacy and negotiation skills related to nutrition or health care policy.
  5. Determine nutrient needs across the lifespan.

Nutrition and Wellness Concentration

Student outcomes associated with the Nutrition and Wellness concentration.

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate ability to effectively deliver health information.
  3. Critically evaluate information on nutrition, health and wellness.
  4. Apply knowledge of the role of environment, food, and lifestyle choices in health and disease.
  5. Describe the role of essential nutrients in health promotion and disease prevention.
  6. Determine nutrient needs across the lifespan.
  7. Apply science-based evidence to integrative and functional nutrition.
  8. Understand current nutrition and health issues facing the public.

Programs

    Bachelor’s

    Courses

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