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The nutrition minor at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) provides a basic understanding of nutrition that can be applied to a variety of majors and career paths, as well as to a student’s lifelong health and well-being. It is designed to complement any major of the student’s choosing. As a nutrition minor, you can take advantage of the following unique opportunities:

  • Attend small classes that encourage and embrace diversity and place emphasis on evidence-based health and nutrition practices.
  • Learn from experienced instructors who have varied expertise and who are dedicated to bringing real-world examples into the classroom.
  • Benefit from one-on-one mentoring and advising from faculty committed to helping you reach your educational and career goals.
  • Enhance your major with nutrition concepts and skills that can be applied to your field of study.
  • Get involved in our campus nutrition community through the Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association, volunteer opportunities and more.

Program Options


The nutrition minor requires 18 semester hours. Other graduation requirements apply.


Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


The nutrition minor complements a variety of careers, including those related to biology; healthcare management; human performance and sport; integrative health care; psychology; and hospitality, tourism and events.


Hear from our students:


“Earning a nutrition minor with my psychology major provided me a well-rounded and holistic approach to mental and physical health. Nutrition is such an important feature of health and wellness that any degree can benefit from it.”

— Jared Kahler (minor in nutrition 2014)

Sample Classes


Nutrition and Sports Performance

Cultural Aspects of Nutrition

Nutrition and Weight Management

Nutrition Concepts and Controversies

Concepts of Lifecycle Nutrition

Introduction to Global Health


Program Accreditation


The minor in nutrition is part of the University’s overall accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.


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