CAP500 Capstone Project
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: All other courses in the B.S. in Integrative Nutrition program)

Capstone Project is the culminating experience of the B.S. in Integrative Nutrition degree program. This course allows students to conduct an in-depth exploration of a topic of professional interest through the completion of a required research paper. Students are encouraged to select a topic for a formidable project that will result in deeper professional knowledge and expertise for career advancement in nutrition.

COM101 Public Speaking
3 semester hour credits

Public Speaking covers the process of preparing and delivering a speech, whether selecting a topic and refining a speech’s purpose, integrating supporting materials into an outline, or developing a confident speaker voice. Topics prepare speakers to communicate effectively within a number of speech styles and scenarios, including informative, persuasive, special occasion, small group, and conferences. Additionally, this course teaches students to listen effectively to their audiences and with the ability to respond to questions and comments in an appropriate manner.

ENG101 English Composition I
3 semester hour credits


English Composition I covers principles of good writing with attention to grammar, sentence construction, punctuation, diction, mechanics, and the major forms of discourse. Compositions, parallel readings, and a short, documented essay are required.

ENG102 English Composition II
3 semester hour credits

(Prerequisite: English Composition I)

English Composition II addresses different kinds of arguments in professional writing by using persuasive evidence derived from authoritative sources. Readings introduce students to a variety of sources used in academic work including scholarly non-fiction and literature. Strong emphasis is placed on revising and editing, critical thinking, information literacy, and appropriate citing of sources.


HUM200 American Character
3 semester hour credits
(Prerequisite: English Composition I)

American Character examines what it has meant, and what it means today, to be an American. Elements of cultural diversity as well as unifying concepts are discussed. The three themes vitally important to the understanding American culture, which include consumption, gender, and race, are explored in this course.

SSC201 Food and Culture
3 semester hour credits

Food and Culture explores how religion, traditions, environmental factors, and ethnicity affect food choices and health. Students learn how these factors contribute to nutritional deficiencies and problems unique to specific groups. This course enables nutrition professionals to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. Assignments include preparing foods from different areas of the world.