Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BScN) degree program is specially designed for third-year students seeking to develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition. Our pre-med/pre-health designed curriculum features three core threads: nutrition, natural sciences and social sciences. The nutrition thread is a unique blend of contemporary science and evidence-based medicine focusing on individual and community nutrition, human nutritional requirements, the link between diet and disease, food systems, food security, nutritional epidemiology and more.

Our natural sciences thread includes anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. These courses provide a solid scientific understanding of the human body and the basic principles of health and disease, and provide fundamentals in research, and scientific and professional communication. The social sciences thread highlights the interpersonal and professional growth of the student with a strong focus on the development of cultural competency skills, ethical decision-making, expository writing, self-reflection and self-management.

Your studies culminate with a final capstone project, a stimulating research paper or an exciting internship, the stepping stone to the next phase of your career or continued graduate study.

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We are now accepting applications to the program for the Fall 2017 term.

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    Admissions Requirements for BScN

    GPA

    A GPA of 2.0 or higher

    Prerequisite Courses

    Students may apply to the programs while still completing their prerequisite coursework and may receive conditional admittance pending successful completion of those courses. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have either 60 semester or 90 quarter credits before beginning coursework at NUNM. All applicants must have completed the general education requirements of the previously-attended institution. Within these general education requirements, NUNM has specific requirements. These are outlined below.

    General Biology 3 One academic year of General or Principles of Biology. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    General Chemistry 3 One academic year of General or Principles of Chemistry. These courses must be designed for science majors or pre-med students. As these courses require a laboratory component, they may not be taken online. Students on a semester system, only need to complete two courses in this subject.
    Mathematics 1 Must be algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics.
    English Composition 2
    Social Sciences 3 One of these courses must be human psychology.
    Humanities 3 Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
    Communication 1 Courses in oral communication and public speaking will satisfy this requirement.

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

    Credit Requirements

    Students must have a minimum of 90 undergraduate quarter credits (60 undergraduate semester credits), including coursework in basic sciences and general education. Please contact an admissions counselor for details.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the BScN Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • Personal Statement

      Share with NUNM a little about yourself and background. (800 words, typed, double spaced)

    • Undergraduate #1

      What interests you most about receiving a degree in Integrative Health Sciences or Nutrition from NUNM? (500 words, typed, double spaced)

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