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Nutrition Minor

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A minor in nutrition may be earned through the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The minor in nutrition at TCU requires successful completion of 19 hours with a grade of “C” or better in each of the following courses. Classes for the minor in nutrition may not be taken on a Pass/No Credit basis.

Students will not be allowed to enroll in an NTDT course for the minor if they have not completed the prerequisite courses for that specific course. Therefore, faculty in the Department of Nutritional Sciences recommend that students review the prerequisite courses for each of the Nutrition Minor courses when deciding to declare the Nutrition Minor.

The following five courses (13 hours) are required:

NTDT 10003 – Contemporary Issues in Nutrition (NSC, GA)
NTDT 10103 – Food Preparation
NTDT 20403 – NutritionNone
NTDT 30113 – Infant and Child Nutrition (WEM)
NTDT 30123 – Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (WEM)
NTDT 30233 – Essentials of Dietetics PracticeNTDT 20403, NTDT 30123 or NTDT 30113, CHEM 30123, BIOL 20214
NTDT 30331 – Medical TerminologyNTDT 20403 or Junior standing


The final two courses (six hours) for the minor in nutrition may be selected from the following:

Course Prerequisites
NTDT 30133 – Meal ManagementNTDT 10103
NTDT 30163 – Sports NutritionNTDT 20403
NTDT 30333 – Medical Nutrition Therapy INTDT 20403, NTDT 30113 or 30123, NTDT 30233, NTDT 30331 (or concurrent enrollment) CHEM 30123, BIOL 20214
NTDT 40333 – Medical Nutrition Therapy IINTDT 30333
NTDT 40343 – Nutritional BiochemistryNTDT 20403, CHEM 30123, BIOL 20214
NTDT 40363 – Community Nutrition (CSV)NTDT 30123 or NTDT 30113, NTDT 30303
NTDT 40403 – Research Methods in Nutrition (WEM)Junior or Senior standing; NTDT 20403, NTDT 30113 or NTDT 30123, Statistics or equivalent