Nutrition

The College of Arts and Sciences awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in nutrition. The required courses for the majors and minors are offered by the Department of Nutrition in the School of Medicine.

Undergraduate Degrees (NTRN)

Major Programs

The undergraduate degree in nutrition is appropriate for students who wish to:

  1. pursue graduate programs in nutritional biochemistry, dietetics, public health and community nutrition or other biomedical sciences
  2. enter professional schools of dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, or pharmacy 
  3. apply to dietetic internships or approved experience programs in order to prepare for the professional practice of dietetics
  4. pursue careers with the government or in the food or pharmaceutical industry

This major offers flexibility in course selection within a framework of general program requirements. The selection of courses depends on the student’s choice of emphasis. Students wishing to qualify for admission to professional or graduate programs need to include specific courses considered prerequisites for admission. Students interested in applying to dietetic internships must meet specific course requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as required by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These requirements are met in the courses that comprise the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD at Case Western Reserve University is currently granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800.877.1600. A department advisor should be consulted in the freshman year to plan the dietetics coursework.

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Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science degree requires:

Required Courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
Three nutrition electives chosen from:9
Child Nutrition, Development and Health
Food as Medicine: How what we eat influences how we feel, think, and our health status
Food Service Systems Management
Diabetes Prevention and Management
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical
Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia
Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Nutrition Strategies and Wellness Programming
Special Problems *
Seminar in Sports Nutrition
Undergraduate Research *
Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
Pediatric Nutrition
Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers
Dietary Supplements
Food Behavior: Physiological, Psychological and Environmental Determinants
Nutrition for the Aging and Aged
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
Advanced Community Nutrition
Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
Additional Required Courses:
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I (before NTRN 363)3
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
BIOL 346
Human Physiology
and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
One of the following:3
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
PQHS 431Statistical Methods I3
Total Units60
*

 Only one of these courses is permitted.

400 level courses require instructor consent for undergraduates to enroll.


Bachelor of Arts degree requires:

Required Courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
Two nutrition electives chosen from the following:6
Child Nutrition, Development and Health
Food as Medicine: How what we eat influences how we feel, think, and our health status
Food Service Systems Management
Diabetes Prevention and Management
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical
Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia
Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Nutrition Strategies and Wellness Programming
Special Problems *
Seminar in Sports Nutrition
Undergraduate Research *
Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation
Pediatric Nutrition
Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers
Dietary Supplements
Food Behavior: Physiological, Psychological and Environmental Determinants
Nutrition for the Aging and Aged
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
Advanced Community Nutrition
Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
Additional required courses:
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
BIOL 346
Human Physiology
and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
Total Units49
*

Only one of these courses is permitted.

400 level courses require instructor consent for undergraduates to enroll.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition - Human Nutrition Major Example Plan of Study

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)3  
Nutrition (NTRN 201)3  
SAGES First Seminar4  
Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)3  
Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106)  3
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113)  2
SAGES Breadth Requirements  9
Year Total: 13 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
NTRN Electives6  
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)3  
SAGES University Seminar3  
Development and Physiology (BIOL 216)3  
Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L)1  
SAGES University Seminar  3
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences (STAT 201)  3
Electives  6
Dietary Patterns (NTRN 343)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science (BIOC 307)4  
SAGES Breadth Requirements6  
Food Science (NTRN 342)3  
Food Science Lab (NTRN 342L)2  
Nutrition Elective  3
Elective  3
SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar (NTRN 397)  3
SAGES Breadth Requirements  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
SAGES Senior Capstone Experience (NTRN 398)3  
Electives9  
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals (NTRN 363)3  
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins (NTRN 364)  3
Nutrition Elective  3
Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  118

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Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

Bachelor of Arts degree requires:

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
NTRN 452Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism3
One nutrition elective at 300-level (or above with instructor consent)3
Additional required courses:
MATH 125Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I4
or MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 126Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II4
or MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
or CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 224Introductory Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 234Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 215Cells and Proteins3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
BIOL 346
Human Physiology
and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
PHYS 115Introductory Physics I4
or PHYS 121 General Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS 116Introductory Physics II4
or PHYS 122 General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOC 334Structural Biology3
or BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes
or NTRN 454 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism: Investigative Methods
Total Units77


Bachelor of Science degree requires:

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
NTRN 452Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism3
One nutrition elective at 300-level (or above with instructor consent)3
Additional required courses:
MATH 121Calculus for Science and Engineering I4
MATH 122Calculus for Science and Engineering II4
or MATH 124 Calculus II
MATH 223Calculus for Science and Engineering III3
or MATH 227 Calculus III
MATH 224Elementary Differential Equations3
or MATH 228 Differential Equations
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
or CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 224Introductory Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 234Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 215Cells and Proteins3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
BIOL 346
Human Physiology
and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
PHYS 115Introductory Physics I4
or PHYS 121 General Physics I - Mechanics
or PHYS 123 Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
PHYS 116Introductory Physics II4
or PHYS 122 General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or PHYS 124 Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 221Introduction to Modern Physics3
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOC 334Structural Biology3
or BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes
or NTRN 454 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism: Investigative Methods
One of the following
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Statistical Theory with Application I
Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
Statistics for Experimenters
Total Units86

Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition - Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism Major Example Plan of Study

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)4  
Nutrition (NTRN 201)3  
Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)3  
SAGES First Seminar4  
Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)3  
SAGES Breadth Requirements  3
Cells and Proteins (BIOL 215)  3
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113)  2
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)  4
Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106)  3
Year Total: 17 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 233)2  
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)3  
Development and Physiology (BIOL 216)
& Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L)
4  
SAGES University Seminar3  
Electives3  
Introductory Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 224)  3
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (CHEM 234)  2
Nutrition Elective  3
Elective  3
SAGES University Seminar  3
Year Total: 15 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science (BIOC 307)4  
Introductory Physics I (PHYS 115)4  
Food Science (NTRN 342)3  
Food Science Lab (NTRN 342L)2  
SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar (NTRN 397)  3
Elective  3
Introductory Physics II (PHYS 116)  4
SAGES Breadth Requirement  6
Year Total: 13 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
SAGES Senior Capstone Experience (NTRN 398)3  
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (NTRN 452)3  
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals (NTRN 363)3  
Elective3  
Nutrition Elective (if not already taken)  3
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins (NTRN 364)  3
Structural Biology (BIOC 334)  3
Elective  3
Year Total: 12 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  114

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Minor in Nutrition

Nutrition majors are not eligible for this minor.

Non Nutrition majors may only take one minor: either Minor in Nutrition or Minor in Sports Nutrition.

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 328Child Nutrition, Development and Health3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
Three credits selected from:3
Food Service Systems Management
Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Seminar in Sports Nutrition
Total Units15

Minor in Sports Nutrition

Nutrition majors are not eligible for this minor.

NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 361Energy Dysregulation: From Obesity to Anorexia3
NTRN 362Exercise Physiology and Macronutrient Metabolism3
NTRN 388Seminar in Sports Nutrition3
One Nutrtion elective at the 300 level3
Total Units15

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

The following courses must be included in the program.

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 351Food Service Systems Management3
NTRN 360Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 365Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology4
NTRN 366Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications3
NTRN 550AAdvanced Community Nutrition (or NTRN 528)3
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
BIOL 343Microbiology3
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
ENGL 150Expository Writing ( or SAGES Writing Portfolio)3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology3
One of the following:3
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
One of the following:3
Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Health, Illness, and Social Behavior
One of the following:3
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Theory with Application I
Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
Statistics for Experimenters
Total Units61