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Why Get a Minor in Nutrition Sciences?

The Minor in Nutrition Sciences from UAB will help give you an understanding of health education, nursing, public health, medical research, and community health. This completely online undergraduate minor is ideal if you are interested in the science and application of nutrition in health-related professions. The program is designed to help you develop a firm foundation of knowledge in food studies, food systems, nutrition and health, nutrition and genetics, lifecycle nutrition, and consumer nutrition. You will have the experience of examining food and nutrition practices as well as learn policies that affect sustainable diets and long-term health. This program can also help you meet the prerequisite requirements for a master's degree in nutrition sciences.


The Undergraduate Minor in Nutrition Sciences is designed to complement your main program of study. This minor is available to any current UAB student in good academic standing. Before declaring a Minor in Nutrition Sciences, you must take and pass “NTR 222, Nutrition and Health.” All courses in the Nutrition Minor are offered online. Declaring a Minor in Nutrition Sciences is done through BlazerNet.