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Nutrition Degree (Sports Nutrition Concentration)

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Sports nutrition is a rapidly growing field of study. Careers in sports nutrition lead to work with individuals and groups who are healthy, active and highly competitive or are seeking to develop or rebuild an active, healthy lifestyle.

The sports nutrition concentration is designed for students who seek graduate studies in related fields or who wish to prepare for careers in corporate wellness centers, fitness centers, and university and commercial athletic teams.

Individuals who hope to become Registered Dietitians must complete the dietetics concentration or take additional courses that will qualify them to apply for a post-baccalaureate internship.

The Mansfield University Nutrition program endeavors to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and with University Policies regarding students with disabilities. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified students with disabilities who are able to perform the essential functions of our academic program in Nutrition. 

Students who are accepted into the program, and then discovered to be unable to perform these essential functions (with or without accommodation) may not be able to complete the program. 

Graduates who complete the program but are unable to perform certain competencies may experience significant roadblocks to, and in, the employment setting.

Degree Requirements: Nutrition

Core Courses:

NTR    2211*     Introduction to Nutrition    3   
NTR    3305    Principles of Food Science    3   
NTR    3314    Life Cycle Nutrition    3   
NTR    3316    Community Nutrition    3   
NTR    3325    Nutrition Counseling and Education    3   
NTR    4420    Nutrition Research Seminar    3   
NTR    4417    Advanced Nutrition    3   
Total semester hours for core    21   

Nutrition: Sports Nutrition (B.S.): 120 s.h.

The Sports Nutrition Concentration is for students considering careers in sports or fitness. Additional courses are required for those who wish to become registered dietitians.

Required Courses:

NTR    3330    Sports Nutrition    3   
NTR    xxxx    Choice    3   
HPE    3360    Kinesiology    3   
HPE    3370    Physiology of Exercise    3   
BSC    1121*    Human Anatomy and Physiology I    4   
BSC    1122*    Human Anatomy and Physiology II    4   
CHM    1101*    Introduction to Chemistry    4   
CHM    1102*    Organic and Biochemistry    4   
CHM    2201    Introduction to Biochemistry    4   
MA    1125*    Introductory Statistics I    3   
Total Semester Hours for Concentration:    35   
Total Semester Hours for the major (Core plus Concentration):    56   

Sample Schedule

First Semester    Credits      Second Semester    Credits   
CHM 1101 Intro. to Chem*    4      CHM 1102 Organic and Biochem**    4   
COM 1101 Communication    3      ENG 1112 Composition I    3   
NTR 2211 Intro to Nutrition    3      NTR 3305 Principles of Food Science**    3   
FYS 1100 Freshman Seminar
3      MA 1125 Intro to Statistics    3   
General Education
3      General Education    3   
Total    16      Total    16   
Third Semester        Fourth Semester     
BSC 1121 Hum Anat & Phys I *    4      BSC 1122 Hum Anat & Phys II**    4   
NTR 3314 Life Cycle Nutrition*    3      NTR 3316 Community Nutrition**    3   
General Education
3      HPE 3360 Kinesiology
6      General Education    6   

Total    16      Total    16   
Fifth Semester        Sixth Semester     
CHM 2201 Introduction to Biochemistry*    4      NTR 4417 Advanced Nutrition**    3   
HPE 3370 Physiology Exercise    3      ACC 1110 Principles of Accounting
NTR 3325 CHE Counseling & Ed*
3     Electives   9   
Electives    6         
Total    16      Total    15   
Seventh Semester        Eighth Semester     
NTR 3330 Sports Nutrition*    3      NTR 4420 Nutrition Research Seminar**    3   
ENG 3313 Composition II    3      General Education
General Education
3      Electives    3   
Electives    4         
Total    13      Total    12   

* Fall only class
** Spring only class

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