Nutritional Sciences Major at Springfield College
Designed as a non-dietetic track, this program will lead to graduate programs in nutritional sciences as well as to employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including in the areas of public or community health, food industry, marketing and product design, patient advocacy, education, research, sales, government, and sport performance.
Housed in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, this course of study will lead students to a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in nutritional sciences.
Most major health care organizations and members of the public would agree that focus on nutrition is more important now than ever, and most Americans would agree that nutrition is now more confusing and controversial than ever. There is a need for educated, motivated, creative thinkers to meet America’s nutritional needs.
A total of 120 credits will be required for graduation, including 40-46 general education requirements, 62 of core major requirements, and 17-23 elective credits.
The courses include:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Nutritional Assessment
- Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
- Principles of Food Science
- Community Nutrition
- Food Service Management
- Nutrition and Culture
- Nutrition and Human Development
- Senior Thesis