Nutrition, Minor

The focus of the Graduate level Nutrition Minor is to give students an option for more advanced nutrition courses in a manner that permits them to have documentation of this knowledge. This training will be useful for nurses who intend to practice in a nutrition-related field, for MPH students who choose to focus on nutrition-related issues such as obesity or global health, and for Penn students who intend to submatriculate for graduate level work at Penn and desire such coursework.


A total of three course units are required.

Pre-requisites: Basic Nutrition Course (NURS 112, NURS 065, or transfer credit).

Select at least three of the following: 13
Obesity and Society
International Nutrition: Political Economy of World Hunger
Current Topics in Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition: Molecular Basis of Nutrition
Advanced Human Nutrition and Micronutrient Metabolism
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.