BYU-Idaho offers a minor in nutrition which is a strong companion to degrees with an emphasis in promoting wellness. Some degrees offered at BYU-I that a student should consider accompanying with a nutrition minor are:
- Public Health
- Exercise Science
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Food Science
- Health Psychology
Students in other disciplines such as communications or business might see themselves benefiting from a nutrition minor if they are targeting certain career paths in that field. Others might include a minor in nutrition into their graduation plan because of its universal importance to quality of life.
Employment in the field of nutrition is centered on becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). That credential is not offered at BYU-Idaho, possible routes to become a dietitian for BYU-Idaho students are outlined under the section titled "Steps to Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist".
Completing a minor in nutrition would not qualify a person for a job focusing on nutrition counseling. To complete a minor in nutrition there are 11 credits of core courses that are required, and 8 elective credits. The elective courses are broad enough to allow a student to emphasize a particularly area of nutrition. For example, a student would have the option to choose courses that emphasize human physiology or courses that emphasize food chemistry or food preparation.
Find out more about a minor in nutrition in the University Catalog below.