Overview

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) BS Nutritional Sciences Program is a science-intensive program that will help you better understand the relationships among food, nutrients, eating behavior, wellness and human health. In addition to sharpening the scientific and technical knowledge essential to nutritional sciences, you’ll develop critical thinking and professional communication skills through coursework in public speaking, statistics, business and professional writing, and courses which delve into relevant research literature.

Why choose us?

  • You’ll benefit from small class sizes and personal attention from our dedicated faculty.
  • You will gain hands-on experience developing and teaching food demos, nutrition classes, and nutrition programs to staff, students and the community (Feeding America, Silver Springs Neighborhood Center, YMCA, and others).
  • Cooperative endeavors with UWM’s University Recreation, Athletics and academic programs enhance your experience.

Apply

To apply to the BS Nutritional Sciences Program you must first apply to UWM. On your application select “Nutritional Sciences” as your intended area of study. You will be classified as “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” upon admission to the University.


After you have completed the prerequisite courses during your first two years of study, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the major and professional core courses. The application for admission to the Nutritional Sciences program is available during the months of February and September.

Cost

Tuition

For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website . Be sure you are viewing the Undergraduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.

UWM offers the following Tuition Reduction Programs for out-of-state residents:

Mandatory/Segregated Fees

These funds are earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website .

Additional Course Fees

There may be additional course fees (in addition to regular tuition) that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to web.uwm.edu/registrar/tools/fee .

Aid

UWM & CHS Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA then go to the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal . Sign in using your PAWS credentials and complete the General Application and the CHS application. You may save your work and return to the portal at a later time. Additional information can be found at uwm.edu/scholarships .

State & National Scholarships/Awards

UWM Emergency Grant

The UWM Emergency Grant is funded by several private contributions and is available to students when they have unforeseen circumstances that may negatively influence their academic success. You can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.). Learn more at uwm.edu/emergencygrant .

Resources

Contact

Admission to UWM

Admission to UWM

New College Students

To apply to the BS Nutritional Sciences Program you must first apply to UWM. On your application select “Nutritional Sciences” as your intended area of study. You will be classified as “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” upon admission to the University.


Transfer Students

If you are transferring to UWM from another post-secondary institution, you are subject to the program requirements at the time of admission to UWM.

While the University Registrar will review academic transcripts and perform pre-approved department course-for-course transfers, the Department of Kinesiology reserves the right to modify transfer requests.

Course transfers may not be approved if grades achieved are below required levels or if courses were taken beyond a reasonable time period.

You may also appeal for course substitution consideration if the content of a course taken is significantly similar to a program requirement. You should submit syllabi for such appeals to your academic advisor, who will forward them to the faculty for consideration.

You can be guaranteed admission to UWM by participating in the Guaranteed Transfer Program . After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, you will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at UWM.

Go to uwm.edu/undergrad-admission/student-type/transfer for the most up-to-date information about the application process, including deadlines, sending transcripts and test scores, and more.

To see how your credits will transfer to UWM, go to Transfer Wisconsin . For transfer credit evaluation questions, contact the UWM Registrar’s Office at 414-229-3800 or uwm.edu/registrar/contact-us .

For admissions related questions contact the UWM Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 414-229-2222.

If you meet UWM standard admission requirements, you will be admitted directly into the College of Health Sciences as a “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” major.

Transfer from UW Colleges

UWM General Education Requirements (GER)

Some courses required for the Nutritional Sciences major also satisfy General Education Requirements . Contact your UWM College of Health Sciences advisor for additional information.


Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
ANT 100: Introduction to Anthropology OR
PSY 201: Introductory Psychology OR
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
ANTHRO 102 OR
PSYCH 101 OR
SOCIOL 101
BIO 171: Animal BiologyBIO SCI 150
CHEM 145: General Chemistry I AND
CHEM 155: General Chemistry II
CHEM 102 AND
CHEM 104
ENG 102: Critical Writing Reading and ResearchENGLISH 102
MAT 110: College AlgebraMATH 105
MAT 117: Elementary StatisticsMTHSTAT 215*
BIO 285: Anatomy & Physiology AND
BIO 286: Anatomy & Physiology
BIOL SCI 202 AND
BIOL SCI 203
*Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Nutritional Sciences curriculum.


Required Courses for Entry into the Major that are NOT Available in the UW Colleges’ Curriculum

UWM Course NumberUWM Course Title
KIN 241Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
NUTR 101Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
NUTR 110Introduction to Food Principles and Preparation
NUTR 210Food Science
NUTR 235Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions
NUTR 240Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
NUTR 245Life Cycle Nutrition

Suggested Courses in the UW Colleges’ Curriculum that are NOT Required for Admission to Major

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
BIO 251: General Survey of MicrobiologyBIO SCI 101
CHEM 343: Organic Chemistry ICHEM 343
CHEM 352: Organic Chemistry LabCHEM 344
CHEM 363: Organic Chemistry IICHEM 345
CTA 103: Introduction to Public SpeakingCOMMUN 103

Balance of General Education Requirements NOT Met by the Above Courses
  • Humanities: 3 credits
  • Fine Arts: 3 credits
  • Foreign Language Requirement: One year college level foreign language OR two years in high school

Recommended Course Plan

If you are interested in obtaining the BS Nutritional Sciences from UWM, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your UWC course work. You are encouraged to consult a UWC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
ENG 102: English Composition IIENGLISH 102
BIO 280: Human Anatomy* OR
BIO 285: Anatomy & Physiology
BIO SCI 202
PSY 202: Introductory PsychologyPSYCH 101
MATH 110: College AlgebraMATH 105
Semester II

UW Colleges EquivalentUWM Equivalent
BIO 281: Human Physiology* OR
BIO 286: Anatomy & Physiology
BIO SCI 203
MATH 117: Elementary StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
CTA 103: Introduction to Public SpeakingCOMMUN 103
ENG 210: Business Communication OR
BUS 210: Business Communication
ENGLISH 205

*The combination of BIO 280 (formerly PHS 235) and BIO 281 (formerly ZOO 234) at any UW College is equivalent to the combination of BIO SCI 202 (4 credits, GE:NS+) and BIO SCI 203 (4 credits, GE:NS+) at UWM. If you have credit for ONLY BIO 280 OR 281, those courses are NOT individually equivalent to BIO SCI 202 and/or 203.


Note

There are very few electives for this program. As a result you are encouraged to transfer to UWM after two semesters at a UWC campus. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at a UWC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment would allow you to take the required courses for the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM while finishing up your coursework at a UWC. Please contact an advisor at the UWC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

Transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Course Requirements for Entry into the Major

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
SOCSCI 206: Intro to Cultural Anthropology OR
SOCSCI 231: General Psychology OR
SOCSCI 196: Introduction to Sociology
ANTHRO 102 OR
PSYCH 101 OR
SOCIOL 101
NATSCI 211: Chemistry I AND
NATSCI 212: Chemistry II
CHEM 102 AND
CHEM 104
ENG 201: English IENGLISH 102
MATH 200: Intermediate AlgebraMATH 105
MATH 260: Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215*
NATSCI 201: Anatomy and Physiology I AND
NATSCI 202: Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO SCI 202 AND
BIO SCI 203
*Will serve as a substitute for KIN 270 in the UWM Nutritional Sciences curriculum.


Required Courses for Entry into the Major That Are NOT Available in the MATC Curriculum

UWM Course NumberUWM Course Title
KIN 241 Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
NUTR 101 Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
NUTR 110 Introduction to Food Principles and Preparation
NUTR 210 Food Science
NUTR 235 Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions
NUTR 240 Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
NUTR 245 Life Cycle Nutrition

Suggested Courses in the MATC Curriculum that are NOT Required for Admission to the Major

While the following courses are not required for admission to the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM, they are required prior to graduation. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course.

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
NATSCI 197: MicrobiologyBIO SCI 101
NATSCI 217: Organic Chemistry ICHEM 343
NATSCI 219: Organic Chemistry Laboratory ICHEM 344
NATSCI 218: Organic Chemistry IICHEM 345
ENG 198: Speech OR
SPEECH 201: Elements of Speech I
COMMUN 103

Balance of General Education Requirements NOT Met by Above Courses
  • Humanities: 3 credits
  • Fine Arts: 3 credits
  • Foreign Language Requirement: One year college level foreign language OR two years in high school

Recommended Course Plan

You can complete the vast majority of general education requirements and foundations coursework for this major at MATC before transferring to UWM. It is possible to be concurrently enrolled at MATC and at UWM. Concurrent enrollment allows you to take the required courses for the Nutritional Sciences major at UWM while finishing up your coursework at MATC. Please contact an advisor at the MATC Student Services Office to discuss your options.

If you are interested in obtaining the BS Nutritional Sciences from UWM, the following recommendations have been established to help you plan your MATC course work. You are encouraged to consult an MATC advisor to plan curriculum that transfers to UWM fulfilling prerequisites, General Education Requirement credit, and other program requirements.

Semester I

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
NATSCI 201: Anatomy and Physiology IBIO SCI 202
NATSCI 211: Chemistry ICHEM 102
ENG 201: English IENGLISH 101
MATH 200: Intermediate AlgebraMATH 105
ENG 198: Speech OR
SPEECH 201: Elements of Speech I
COMMUN 103
Semester II

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
NATSCI 202: Anatomy and Physiology IIBIO SCI 203
NATSCI 212: Chemistry IICHEM 104
ENG 202: English IIENGLISH 102
SOCSCI 206: Intro to Cultural Anthropology OR
SOCSCI 231: General Psychology OR
SOCSCI 196: Introduction to Sociology
ANTHRO/PSYCH/SOCIOL 101
HumanitiesHumanities
Semester III

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
NAT SCI 217: Organic Chemistry ICHEM 343
NATSCI 257: Biology For Majors IBIO SCI 150
ENG 197: Technical Reporting OR
ENG 208: Technical Communications
ENGLISH 206
MATH 260: Basic StatisticsMTHSTAT 215
Semester IV

MATC EquivalentUWM Equivalent
NAT SCI 197: MicrobiologyBIO SCI 101
NAT SCI 218: Organic Chemistry 2CHEM 345
NAT SCI 219: Organic Chemistry Laboratory ICHEM 344
Arts

NOTE: Due to lack of Nutritional Science coursework, students completing two full years at MATC would risk graduating in four years.

Admission to Major

Admission to Major

Prior to Fall 2017


Declaring Your Intent

If you are currently a UWM student and wish to change your major to “Nutritional Sciences-Intended,” you must meet with an academic advisor to do so. Your Nutritional Sciences advisor will guide you through the declaration process and application to the major.


Admission Eligibility

If you are interested in this degree path, you should declare Nutritional Sciences as your intended major as early as possible. This ensures timely progress to full admission for the major and graduation. The application process begins during the semester prior to the final two years of the curriculum, while completing the final nutrition “core” courses and the majority of the general education requirements. You are considered “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” until you submit an application and are officially admitted to the major.

To be eligible for admission to the major, you must:

  1. Submit an application .
  2. Have a UWM cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Complete the majority of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GERs) before the fall semester of the professional years.
  4. Complete the Foundations courses, or their equivalent, by the end of the semester before your professional years, with no grade lower than a “C”.
  5. Complete the Core nutrition courses by the end of the semester before the professional years with a 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a “C”.
  6. Have verification that the overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 is achieved without repeating more than 3 of the Foundations and Core courses more than once each.

Application Submission

The application for admission to the Nutritional Sciences program is available during the months of February and September. Partner with your academic advisor every semester to identify the best time for you to apply.

  • Applications for spring admission:
    Due by October 1st in the preceding Fall semester.
  • Application for summer/fall admission:
    Due by March 1st in the preceding Spring semester.

You are notified of admission status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Fall 2017 and after


Declaring Your Intent

If you are currently a UWM student and wish to change your major to “Nutritional Sciences-Intended,” you must meet with an academic advisor to do so. Your Nutritional Sciences advisor will guide you through the declaration process and application to the major.


Admission Eligibility

If you are interested in this degree path, you should declare Nutritional Sciences as your intended major as early as possible. This ensures timely progress to full admission for the major and graduation. The application process begins during the semester prior to the final two years of the curriculum, while completing the final nutrition “core” courses and the majority of the general education requirements. You are considered “Nutritional Sciences-Intended” until you submit an application and are officially admitted to the major.

To be eligible for admission to the major, you must:

  1. 2.5 cumulative GPA
  2. Minimum grade of “C” in the following Foundations courses (or in progress):
    • BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences I
    • BIO SCI 202: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO SCI 203: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHEM 100: Chemical Science AND CHEM 101: Chemical Science; OR CHEM 102: General Chemistry AND CHEM 104: General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
    • COMMUN 103: Public Speaking OR COMMUN 105: Business & Professional Communication
    • PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology OR SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology OR ANTHRO 102: Introduction to Anthropology
    • KIN 270: Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory & Practice
  3. Minimum grade of “C” in the following Core Nutritional Sciences courses (or in progress):
    • NUTR 101: Introduction to the Nutrition Profession
    • NUTR 110: Introduction to Food Principles & Preparation
    • NUTR 235: Introduction to Nutrition for Health Professions
    • NUTR 240: Nutrition for Exercise & Wellness
    • NUTR 241: Why We Eat What We Eat: An Ecological Approach
  4. Not have exceeded the maximum number of course repeats for Foundations (maximum of 4 Foundations courses may be repeated once) and Nutritional Sciences classes (maximum of 3 Core and Advanced Core courses may be repeated once) allowed in the entirety of your degree program;
  5. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements ; and
  6. Completion of the application for admission to the Nutritional Sciences Major

When the criteria are met and application accepted, you will be admitted to the Nutritional Sciences program.


Application Submission

The application for admission to the Nutritional Sciences program is available during the months of February and September. Partner with your academic advisor every semester to identify the best time for you to apply.

  • Applications for spring admission:
    Due by October 1st in the preceding Fall semester.
  • Application for summer/fall admission:
    Due by March 1st in the preceding Spring semester.

You are notified of admission status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Advising

Advising

To schedule an advising appointment, call 414-229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.


I’m a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM.


Who is my advisor?

Torry Rufer, MS
Academic Advisor
414-229-2758tjrufer@uwm.edu

You can also contact your advisor in your student center in PAWS .


When should I meet with my advisor?

You are encouraged to meet with your advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester?
    Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.

You are also welcome to schedule an appointment with your advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.


How can my advisor help me?

The College of Health Sciences boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation

Curriculum

Curriculum

Prior to Fall 2017


Download the curriculum (PDF)


The BS Nutritional Sciences Program consists of pre-professional study (years 1, 2, and 3) and professional study (year 4), leading to the completion of a minimum of 123 credits.


General Education Requirements (GER)

CourseGERCredits
English: Must earn "C" or better in English102
Prerequisite: placement test
OWCA3
Math: Must earn "C" or better in Math 105/108
Prerequisite: placement test
QLA3
Foreign Language
Satisfied with 2 years of a single language in high school
FL0
Arts
Select course from the approved list
A3
Humanities
Select course from the approved list
HU3
Total Credits:12

Learn more about UWM’s General Education Requirements .


Foundations: Introductory Courses

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.

CourseGERCredits
BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences INS+4
BIO SCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology IINS+4
CHEM 102: General ChemistryNS+5
CHEM 104: General Chemistry and Qualitative AnalysisNS+5
KIN 270: Statistics in the Health ProfessionsQLB3
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology OR
SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology OR
ANTHRO 102: Introduction to Anthropology
SS3
Total Credits:28

Core: Major Prerequisites

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.

CourseOfferedCredits
NUTR 241: Why We Eat What We EatF/Su (pending adequate student enrollment)3
NUTR 101: Intro to the Nutrition ProfessionF1
NUTR 110: Intro to Food Principles & PreparationF/S3
NUTR 210: Food ScienceF/S3
NUTR 235: Intro to Nutrition for the Health ProfessionsF/S3
NUTR 240: Nutrition for Exercise & WellnessF/S3
NUTR 245: Life Cycle NutritionS3
Total Credits:19

Advanced Core: The Major

Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.

CourseOfferedCredits
NUTR 350: Nutrition Communication & EducationF3
NUTR 355: Modifying Nutrition & Eating BehaviorS0 (WAIVE)
NUTR 430: Advanced Nutrition & MetabolismS (F only in 2018-19 and beyond)3
NUTR 435: Nutrition & Disease IF (S only in 2018-19 and beyond)3
NUTR 470: Nutrition Internship/ProjectF/S4
Total Credits:13

Additional Required Courses

CourseGERCredits
BIO SCI 101: General Survey of MicrobiologyNS+4
ANTHRO 150: Multicultural America OR
GER Social Science
CD, SS3
BUS ADM 292: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Formation3
CHEM 341: Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 501: Introduction to Biochemistry3
COMMUN 103: Public SpeakingHU3
ENGLISH 205: Business Writing OR
ENGLISH 207: Health Science Writing
OWCB3
KIN 245: Client Diversity in Health SciencesCD, SS3
KIN 400: Ethics & Values in the Health and Fitness Professions3
Electives9

Background Check

If you have been asked to have a background check done in preparation for placement in fieldwork or internship, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Follow the link provided by the internship coordinator to access the UWM Nutritional Sciences Program page at CastleBranch.com.
  2. Create an account, fill out all required fields and finish the process by paying the fee to process the background check.
  3. Once the results are processed they will be reviewed by the internship coordinator and shared with the internship site supervisor upon request.

Correlates Courses

Correlate courses are intended to help you explore subject matter that is complementary to your primary academic focus: nutritional sciences. Completion of no fewer than 18 credits from this list is required, with at least 6 of the 18 credits at the 300 level or above.

Note: The courses are not necessarily offered every semester. On a case-by-case basis, the program director reserves the right to review and approve courses not listed. It is your responsibility to review and satisfy prerequisites for correlate courses prior to enrolling.

Download the correlate courses list (PDF)

Fall 2017 and after


Download the curriculum (PDF)


The BS Nutritional Sciences Program consists of pre-professional study (years 1, 2, and 3) and professional study (year 4), leading to the completion of a minimum of 120 credits.

Consult the course catalog for information about the prerequisites required for each course.


General Education Requirements (GERs)

CourseGERCredits
English: Must earn "C" or better in English102
Prerequisite: placement test
OWCA3
Math: Must earn "C" or better in Math 105/108
Prerequisite: placement test
QLA3
Foreign Language
Satisfied with 2 years of a single language in high school
FL0
Arts
Select course from the approved list
A3
Humanities
Select course from the approved list
HU3
Total Credits:12
Other GERs are satisfied through specific degree requirements, but consult with your advisor to verify all GERs are met.

Learn more about UWM’s General Education Requirements .


Foundations Courses

A maximum of four Foundations Courses may be repeated once.

CourseGERCredits
BIO SCI 101: General Survey of Microbiology OR
BIO SCI 383: General Microbiology
NS+ (BIO SCI 101 only)4
*BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences INS+4
*BIO SCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology I4
*BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology IINS+4
*CHEM 100: Chemical Science and *CHEM 101: Chemical Science OR
*CHEM 102: General Chemistry and *CHEM 104: General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
NS (CHEM 100), NS+ (CHEM 101, 102, 104)5
CHEM 103: Survey of Biochemistry
For students pursuing a chemistry sequence culminating in CHEM 103
NS+5
CHEM 341: Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 342: Organic Chemistry Lab optional, 2 credits) OR
CHEM 343: Organic Chemistry, CHEM 344: Organic Chemistry Lab, CHEM 345: Organic Chemistry
For students pursuing a chemistry sequence culminating in CHEM 501
11-13
CHEM 501: Introduction to Biochemistry
For students pursuing a chemistry sequence culminating in CHEM 501
3
*COMMUN 103: Public Speaking OR
*COMMUN 105: Business & Professional Communication
HU (COMMUN 103 only), SS (COMMUN 105 only)3
ENGLISH 205: Business Writing OR
ENGLISH 207: Health Science Writing
OWCB3
*PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology OR
*SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology OR
*ANTHRO 102: Introduction to Anthropology
SS3
BMS/KIN 245: Client Diversity in Health SciencesCD, SS3
*KIN 270: Statistics in the Health ProfessionsQLB3
KIN 400: Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions3
* Grade of “C” or better is required.


Core Nutrition Courses

A maximum of three Core and Advanced Core courses may be repeated once.

CourseOfferedCredits
NUTR 101: Intro to the Nutrition ProfessionF1
NUTR 110: Intro to Food Principles & PreparationF/S3
NUTR 235: Intro to Nutrition for the Health ProfessionsF/S3
NUTR 240: Nutrition for Exercise & WellnessF/S3
NUTR 241: Why We Eat What We EatF/Su (pending adequate student enrollment)3
Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.


Advanced Nutrition Core Courses

A maximum of three Core and Advanced Core courses may be repeated once.

CourseOfferedCredits
NUTR 210: Food ScienceF/S3
NUTR 245: Life Cycle NutritionS3
NUTR 350: Nutrition Communication & EducationF3
NUTR 355: Modifying Nutrition & Eating BehaviorS2
NUTR 430: Advanced Nutrition & MetabolismS (Fall only in 2018-19 and beyond)3
NUTR 435: Nutrition & DiseaseF (Spring only in 2018-19 and beyond)3
NUTR 470: Nutrition InternshipF/S4
NUTR 500+ level courseF/S3
Total Credits:24
Grade of “C” or better required in each course.
2.75 minimum GPA required in these classes.


Background Check

If you have been asked to have a background check done in preparation for placement in fieldwork or internship, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Follow the link provided by the internship coordinator to access the UWM Nutritional Sciences Program page at CastleBranch.com.
  2. Create an account, fill out all required fields and finish the process by paying the fee to process the background check.
  3. Once the results are processed they will be reviewed by the internship coordinator and shared with the internship site supervisor upon request.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Nutritional Sciences Club

Contact

Susan Kundrat, Faculty Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor
414-251-8985
kundrat@uwm.edu


UWM Office of Undergraduate Research

The UWM Office of Undergraduate Research is a centralized location for undergraduates seeking on-campus research opportunities and faculty seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students with whom to collaborate.


Volunteer Service

The UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research provides the campus with different opportunities to volunteer throughout the city and beyond. There are opportunities to make a real difference by working to improve the environment, mentoring local kids, stocking shelves at a food pantry, serving breakfast to Milwaukee’s homeless community, engaging in an alternative spring break, and helping older adults. Learn more at uwm.edu/community/students .

Graduation

Graduation

Prior to Fall 2017


The following requirements must be met to graduate:

  1. Complete a minimum of 123 credits as required by the curriculum;
  2. Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in advanced nutrition core courses.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Fall 2017 and after


The following requirements must be met to graduate:

  1. Complete no fewer than 120 degree credits;
  2. Complete all required Foundations courses, Core and Advanced Core Nutrition courses, and at least 9-credits of Electives at the 300-level or above;
  3. Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  4. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than C in required Core and Advanced Core Nutrition courses.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Employment Outlook

Employment Outlook
Depending on the specific coursework completed, you could be employed in various career outlets, including:

  • General nutrition education programming and implementation.
  • Health promotion and/or nutrition program planning.
  • Health inspection for a regulatory body or government agency.
  • Quality control for food processing plants.
  • Nutrition for women, infants, and children (WIC).
  • Research assistance for nutrition studies in hospitals or universities.
  • Food services menu planning, purchasing and budgeting.
  • Weight loss programming.
  • Marketing and sales for food industries.
  • Food and nutrition writing (print or electronic media) for health newsletters and/or magazines, food production and promotional companies, and newspapers.
  • Food planning in camps, schools, private company cafeterias, community agencies, sports teams, and hotels.
  • Restaurant menu consultation.
  • Involvement in the Peace Corps.
  • Pharmaceutical research.
  • Catering.

According to the national occupational outlook handbook, employment opportunities are expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth will result from an increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. A growing and aging population will boost demand for nutrition-related programming and expertise in hospitals, residential care facilities, schools, prisons, community health programs, and home healthcare agencies. Public interest in food and nutrition, and increased emphasis on health education, will also spur demand for professionals in this field.


Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff