Nutrition Minor

The minor in nutrition (21 units) is available to student pursuing undergraduate degrees at California Baptist University. Students who may be interested in completing the minor include those pursuing degrees in education, nursing, health education, and kinesiology. The minor is intended to increase knowledge of nutrition issues. The nutrition minor is not equivalent to the registered dietician license and does not provide a license to practice therapeutic nutrition.

Lower Division Requirements


NFS101 Intro to Nutrtn and Food Sci

This class provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of normal nutrition, food science and their relation to the health and physical fitness of individuals. Also includes a discussion of the career opportunities within nutrition and sciences, and the computer software pertinent to the field. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Amankwaah, Akua F.
01/09/2023 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

Upper Division Requirements 


Complete 18 units from the following courses:

HSC410 Health Behavior Change

This course addresses the exploration and application of education, psychosocial, and spiritual components of health behaviors. Behavior change theory, principles, predictive models, and their application to health behavior change programs and interventions will be investigated. (3 units; As offered)

Kim, Sangmin
01/09/2023 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

NFS300 Lifecycle Nutrition

This class will provide a rapidly moving study of nutrition in the lifecycle from infancy through advancing years. Emphasis will be placed on the application of nutritional requirements and guidelines in each age group to dietary planning and intake. (3 units; Fall)

NFS310 Community and Pblc Hlth Nutritn

Study of the community-based programs with nutrition components, including work-site wellness, health promotion, schools, day-care programs, and health clinics. Programs in these areas include nutrition screening and assessment, feeding programs and assistance, plus health promotion and disease prevention. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Amankwaah, Akua F.
01/09/2023 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Adams Business Park ONLN

NFS320 Nutritional Biochemistry

Introduction to biochemistry with particular emphasis on nutrition and its effect on metabolism. Prerequisites: NFS 101. (3 units; Spring)

Reed, Natalie Ana
01/09/2023 W 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

NFS400 Spc Tpcs Nutrtn and Food Sci

This course will teach advanced topics in specialized nutrition and food sciences areas such as sports nutrition, quantity foods, planning therapeutic diets, maternal and child nutrition, personal nutrition, nutrient-drug interactions, food safety, and current issues. The specific topic will be announced each semester. Prerequisite: NFS 101. (3 units; Fall)

NFS455 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

This course provides a scientific basis for introduction to biochemistry and physiology of human chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, with emphasis on nutrition-related principles and intervention. Pre- or Co- Requisite: NFS 320. (3 units; Fall)

NFS460 Human Nutrition Assessment

Lecture and laboratory experience in nutritional assessment using anthropometrics, dietary, biochemical, and clinical tests and criteria. Laboratory experience includes simulation, standardized patient, and outpatient. Prerequisite: NFS 101 (3 units; Spring)

Amankwaah, Akua F.
01/09/2023 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Adams Business Park ONLN