The Nutrition Science Option provides students with a curriculum well grounded in the basic sciences with the practical application of the principles of physiology and biochemistry to the science of nutrition. The program is designed to meet the requirements for application to professional schools such as medical, dental, physical therapy, and other paramedical programs. This option also prepares students for graduate study in nutrition and other health-related disciplines.
"The nutrition science option was an appealing choice for me because it fulfilled the requirements for health and professional schools while at the same time, provided me with exposure to topics ranging from macronutrient metabolism and medical nutrition to diabetes, obesity and cancer. I also had the opportunity to participate in basic science research in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin W. Huggins. This proved to be an invaluable training experience as it affirmed my goal to pursue a career as a biomedical scientist."
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mangelsdorf / Kliewer Laboratory Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Pharmacology UT Southwestern Medical Center
The mission of the Nutrition Science major at Auburn University is to provide a high quality program of study that integrates the core nutrition science courses with additional courses in chemistry, physics, and biology to prepare graduates for entry into professional/graduate schools or nutrition-related careers dedicated to enhancing human well-being and quality of life.
The NSPM curriculum will:
Upon completion of the NSPM curriculum, students will be able to: