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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, B.S.

Mission Statement of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Life University is to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for students, so that the program graduates are prepared for admission to advanced degree/professional programs and/or practice in their chosen field.

Program Goals

  1. Graduates of the B.S. Degree in Nutrition program are well prepared to be successful in continuing their advanced study.
  2. Graduates of the B.S. Degree in Nutrition Program will demonstrate the knowledge and skills for understanding nutrition and its effects on health and lifestyle of their clients.
  3. Graduates of all Nutrition Programs will be satisfied with the advisement they received regarding completion of their education in a timely manner and the quality of education they received at Life University.

Career Opportunities

With this degree, students are able to enter into a Professional Program or pursue a career in the field of nutrition, which does not require Registered Dietitian (RD) credentials.

Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree must complete a minimum total of 188 quarter credit hours of instruction.

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Communications & Humanities 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area II: Science, Mathematics and Computers 25 Quarter Credit Hours
Area III: Social Sciences 20 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 65 Quarter Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science Offerings

Area IV: Nutrition Core 48 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V (a): Major Program Requirements 33 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V (b): Major Program Requirements 20 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VI Nutrition & Business Electives 18 Quarter Credit Hours
Area VII: Free Electives 4 Quarter Credit Hours

Total: 123 Quarter Credit Hours

Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 188 Quarter Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Curriculum

Areas I, II, III

Core Curriculum Offerings  

Nutrition students are required to take ENG 121 Public Speaking in Area I B; MAT 101 in Area II A; and BIO 111, BIO 201 and CHM 111 in Area II B.

Area V: Major Program Requirements

Grade of “C” or better is required.

(b): Science, Mathematics or Business Electives (300 level and above)

20 Quarter Credit Hours

  • Any 20 quarter credit hours of Natural Science, Mathematics or Business

Area VI: Nutrition Electives

18 Quarter Credit Hours 

Grade of “C” or better is required.

  1. 8 quarter credit hours Undergraduate Nutrition courses
  2. 10 quarter credit hours any Nutrition, Science, or Business Electives (300 level and above courses)

Area VII: General Electives

4 Quarter Credit Hours

  • Any undergraduate course not previously taken.

For more information regarding the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Degrees, refer to the handbook on the Life University website ( under the Department of Nutrition.

Additional Completion Requirements

  • NTR 210 – Nutrition Seminar & Future Trends (0 credit hours) is a requirement for graduation for all Nutrition degrees (there is no charge for this class). Students will need to obtain credit for 12 sessions and give a presentation. There will be two 2-hour mandatory sessions that cover the following topics:

Fall of each year (for Dietetics majors only, but Nutrition majors may attend)
1. Applying to internships and computer matching
2. Managing your professional development
3. Participation in ADA, GDA, GADA and lobbying
4. Dietetics career opportunities
5. ADA Code of Ethics

Spring of each year (required for all Nutrition majors)

1. Career opportunities for non-RDs
2. Resume writing and interviewing skills
3. Ethical issues
4. Accrediting agencies

  • Nutrition majors attending both sessions will receive 8 credits toward seminar and will still need to attend four more regularly scheduled sessions during the quarter and give a presentation. Regularly scheduled sessions will be offered three times per quarter.
  • There will be no make-ups allowed for the mandatory sessions. Students must make plans to attend. If a student miss a mandatory session (or arrive late or leave early), he/she must wait until the following year to make up the requirement. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Satisfactory completion of all required courses with minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • All courses from Areas IV – VI must be completed with a minimum grade of C.
  • To receive a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree from Life University, a student must earn a minimum of 47 credit hours in residence at Life University, 30 of which shall be in Nutrition, and all field experiences must be taken through Life University. Residency is defined as being enrolled (matriculated) as an on-campus student, as a distance learner or via independent study, and has earned the minimum requirements as outlined above.
  • A recommendation for graduation and completion of an exit interview with the Department of Nutrition faculty.
  • File a petition to graduate.
  • Confirm CLP 090, FYE 101 and FYE 103 completion status requirements.
  • Administrative and student reviews of records:
    • Registrar Office – complete a formal academic records review
    • Financial Aid Office – exit interviews with a Counselor
    • Student Accounting – “Perkins” exit interview and rectify account balance