University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Nutrition Education

The nutrition education minor presents an opportunity for students in any major to study the basics of good nutrition. The coursework will allow students to utilize principles of health education to examine the impact of dietary interventions on a variety of populations and in a wide array of settings. The minor will focus on teaching proper nutrition as a means of disease prevention and health promotion, while increasing awareness of personal health habits as well as the environmental, financial, and social impact that food choices have on individuals and larger communities.
Required Courses:
HEA 218 Health Communications & Theory 4
HEA 241 Nutrition and Exercise 4
HEA 243 Nutrition and Obesity 2
HEA 244 Nutrition Care for Children 2
HEA 245 Nutrition and Ecological Concerns 2
SHE 233 Teaching Health in Elementary School 2
SHE 433 Curriculum and Methods in Health Education 4

A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

Total credits for the Minor: 20

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