BS in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with Emphasis in Human Physiology and Translational Sciences
Degree Program Description
This degree program is highly multidisciplinary, integrating human physiology, nutrition, pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biology, sociology/psychology, and related areas to gain both a broad and a deep understanding of the determinants of human health and disease. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology spans two academic units (College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine), therefore students in this program have access to many researchers and resources represented from each unit. Students selecting this area of study will be well-prepared for health-related careers such as Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician's Assistant, or graduate study in Biomedical/Translational Sciences.
Our programs also offer significant opportunities for undergraduate research, including an opportunity to apply for paid undergraduate research internship opportunities that span the academic year.
Major Program Requirements
To transfer into the emphasis area: Human Physiology and Translational Science in the nutrition and exercise physiology program after their first semester on campus, students are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.65 and be enrolled in at least one required biology, chemistry, physics, or biochemistry course or one required NEP course. All NEP courses require a grade of C or higher.
|BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory||5|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
& CHEM 2130
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Laboratory I
& PHYSCS 1220
|College Physics I|
and College Physics II
|or PHYSCS 2750|
& PHYSCS 2760
| University Physics I|
and University Physics II
|Math and Statistics|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3-5|
|or MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|or AGSC_COM 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources|
|BIO_SC 2200||General Genetics||4|
|BIO_SC 2300||Introduction to Cell Biology||4|
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|or BIO_SC 3700||Human Physiology|
|MPP 4204||Medical Pharmacology||4|
|NEP 2340||Human Nutrition I||3|
|NEP 2450||Nutrition Throughout the Life Span||3|
|NEP 4400||Pathophysiology of Diseases Affecting Metabolic Health||3|
|NEP 4950||Capstone: Research in Nutritional Sciences||2|
|NEP 4951W||Nutrition Research Communication - Writing Intensive||3|
|Select 1 option from the two below for your remaining classes|
|NEP 4330||Human Nutrition II Laboratory||2|
|NEP 4340||Human Nutrition II Lecture||3|
|NEP 4360||Nutritional Assessment||3|
|NEP 1340||Introduction to Exercise and Fitness||3|
|NEP 3450||Activity Throughout the Lifespan||3|
|NEP 3850W||Physiology of Exercise - Writing Intensive||3|
|Professional Electives (a minimum of 8 credit hours)|
|BIOCHM 4974||Biochemistry Laboratory||5|
|BIO_SC 3075||The Human Microbiome||3|
|BIO_SC 4976||Molecular Biology||3|
|CHEM 3200||Quantitative Methods of Analysis with Lab||4|
|F_S 4310||Food Chemistry and Analysis||4|
|F_S 4370||Food Microbiology||3|
|MATH 1700||Calculus II||5|
|or MATH 2100||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences II|
|MICROB 3200||Medical Microbiology and Immunology|
|or BIO_SC 3750|
& BIO_SC 3760
| General Microbiology|
and Microbiology Laboratory
|NEP 2460||Eating Disorders||3|
|NEP 3131||International Nutrition and Exercise Physiology||3-6|
|NEP 3360||Nutritional Assessment Lab||3|
|NEP 4330||Human Nutrition II Laboratory||2|
|NEP 4370||Medical Nutrition Therapy I||3|
|NEP 4550||Exercise is Medicine||2|
|NEP 4590||Community Nutrition||3|
|PTH_AS 2201||Human Anatomy Lecture||3|
|Electives to equal 120 credit minimum|
|Additional courses may be required to meet college requirements or career objectives. On-campus research internships are available and highly recommended.|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|CHEM 1320||4||BIO_SC 1500||5|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||CHEM 1330||4|
|Hist or Pol Sc||3||COMMUN 1200 or AGSC_COM 2220||3|
|MATH 1400 or 1500||3-5||Social/Behavioral Science (Psychology class recommended)||3|
|BIO_SC 2200||4||BIO_SC 2300||4|
|CHEM 2100||3||CHEM 2110||3|
|NEP 1340 (or Elective)||3||CHEM 2130||2|
|Writing Intensive Course||3||NEP 2340||3|
|Humanities (recommend PHIL 2440 Medical Ethics)||3||2000+ Social/Behavioral Science (Sociology course recommended)||3|
|BIOCHM 4270||3||BIOCHM 4272||3|
|MPP 3202 or BIO_SC 3700||5||ESC_PS 4170 or ABM 2225||3|
|NEP 4360 or 3450||3||NEP 2450||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||4||PHYSCS 1220||4|
|NEP 4330 (Or Elective)||2||NEP 4400||3|
|NEP 4340 or 3850W||3||NEP 4951W||3|
|NEP 4950||2||General Elective||3|
|MPP 4204||4||Professional Electives||3|
|Total Credits: 121-123|
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