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 1120, NURS 0065, or transfer credit).

Select at least three of the following: 13
Obesity and Society
Social Determinants of Global Food Insecurity
Current Topics in Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition: Molecular Basis of Nutrition
Advanced Human Nutrition and Micronutrient Metabolism
Online Courses
Nutritional Epidemiology (Online Courses)
Advanced Micronutrient Metabolism
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Advanced Macronutrient Metabolism
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Nutrition Equity
Omics of Nutrition Science
Culinary Nutrition

Courses must be approved by the Graduate Professional Curriculum Committee.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.