The option in Nutrition provides sound training for those intending to go to graduate school in any of the life sciences, conduct biomedical research, or pursue preprofessional (medical, dental) studies. The nutrition option also prepares for entry-level jobs in biomedical research fields in industry and academia.
After completing the core requirements, students who choose the Nutrition option take advanced courses in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology, in addition to nutrition courses (e.g., nutritional aspects of energy metabolism; nutritional aspects of protein, vitamin and mineral metabolism).
Upon completion of the Nutrition option, graduates will:
- Have a foundational knowledge of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food and nutrients.
- Explain the role of macronutrients and micronutrients for energy, growth, and health.
- Be able to evaluate studies in nutrition for scientific rigor