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Supporting courses and related areas allow flexibility to meet your educational and career goals. In general, courses that cover topics that relate to Nutritional Sciences may be considered for a supporting course.

Here are a few key points to remember about supporting courses:

  • Students must get adviser approval before the course will be allowed as a supporting course on their Academic Requirements Report.
  • Any NUTR course numbered with 101 or higher that is not required to meet the major degree requirements can be a supporting course. An exception is NUTR 119, which is a course for non-NUTR majors, and may not be used as a supporting course.
  • Only 3 (three) credits of NUTR 496 may count towards supporting courses and related areas.
  • For the “Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry” option
    • 3 (three) credits may be substituted with credits earned through ROTC.
    • 3 (three) credits must cover the topic of “ethics.”
  • For the “Behavioral Nutrition and Public Health” option and the “Nutrition and Dietetics” option
    • 3 (three) credits may be substituted with credits earned through ROTC.

 

Below is a short list of lower-division supporting courses to help get you started:

AGBM 101
AGBM 102
AGBM 170Z
BBH 101
BBH 203 (PSYCH 260)
HPA 101
INTAG 100N
KINES 100
KINES 101
LHR 100
NUTR 175Z
PSYCH 212
PSYCH 221
PSYCH 260 (BBH 203)
RHS 100
RPTM 120
RSOC 11
SOC 1
SPAN 1
SPAN 2
SPAN 3
SPAN 100/100A/100B/100C

Consultation with an adviser is encouraged! Contact Joanna Maatta (jum27@psu.edu) for access to a list of suggested supporting courses or to request approval for a supporting course you would like to have considered.