The Health Science Minor is designed to help students develop an awareness of the changing health problems in our society, investigate opportunities in health careers and explore preventive medicine philosophy embracing the concepts of early detection, screening, and referral.
The Nutrition Minor offered by the Department of Health, Promotion and Wellness is designed to complement a major chosen by a student and/or for individuals who wish to establish self-improvement programs by gaining a basic understanding of nutritional sciences. Students may find the Nutrition minor beneficial for broadening future employment and graduate school opportunities in the fields of Health Promotion, Wellness and Nutrition.
The goal of the Nutrition Minor is to provide students in a variety of majors at SUNY Oswego with a strong foundation of the basic principles of nutritional science as they pertain to health and wellness across the lifespan.
Upon completion of the Nutrition Minor students will be able to:
- Explain basic principles of human nutrition
- Make sound decisions about food to enhance good health
- Promote healthy and performance enhancing nutrition for special populations (athletes, diabetics, pregnant women)