Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

Nutrition: Community Health Promotion BS

With the Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition: Health Promotion, careers may be found in public health settings, school food service programs, foodservice management operations, food development and marketing, nutritional product/pharmaceutical sales to list a few. This concentration prepares students to specialize in community nutrition and health promotion. Service learning experiences offer opportunities to gain practical experience and establish a network in the field. This is different than the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD). See Bachelor of Science in Nutrition: Coordinated Program in Dietetics for CPD program guidelines.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a B.S. degree in Nutrition: Health Promotion, USF students will:

  • Conduct a community health needs assessment and evaluate the effectiveness of existing health programs available to the community.
  • Communicate effectively, using a variety of methods, to address the needs of diverse learners.
  • Critically evaluate research in the field of nutrition in order to provide current, evidence-based information.
  • Engage in ethical behavior and legal practice within the field of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition throughout the lifecycle as they apply to chronic disease prevention, physical fitness and health promotion.
  • Demonstrate leadership and the ability to work in teams.

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Nutrition: Health Promotion degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 36-37 credit hours Franciscan Core Requirements
  • 40-41 credit hours in the major core (excluding four required courses counted in the Franciscan Core Requirements)
  • 35 credit hours in Health Promotion Concentration
  • 9 elective courses as needed

The Nutrition minor requires:

  • 18 credit hours of courses in health, exercise science, and nutrition

Program of Study

The B.S. in Nutrition: Health Promotion degree requires:

  • Major core, 40-41 credit hours: BIOL 221, BIOL 223, COHS 150 or BIOL 352, CHEM 121, CHEM 243, MATH 302, PHES 225, NTRN 215, NTRN 250, NTRN 275, NTRN 325, NTRN 460, PSYC 232, and four courses counted in the general education component: BIOL 222, NTRN 215, PSYC 121, and PHES 470
  • 24-26 credit hours within a concentration
    • Health Promotion, choose at least 24 credit hours from: BIOL 270, MGMT 230, MKT 281, COMM 310 or 250, NTRN 364, NTRN 332, PHES 240 PHES 245, PHES 260, PHES 360, PHES 465, PHES 480, PSYC 325, PSYC 441, SOCI 251

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

Nutrition majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.

Graduation Requirements

Nutrition majors must meet USF graduation requirements.