Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Nutrition Sciences (BS)

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Nutrition Sciences - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at

Please see advising information at The Division of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center at


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Learning Outcomes

  1. The program will prepare graduates for a dietetics career utilizing the knowledge and skills gained during the DPD.
  2. Recruit and retain a diverse population of students.
  3. Provide mentoring opportunities to foster participation in various educational and professional activities.
  4. Provide students with the opportunity to work with a diverse population.

University Graduation Requirements

Nutrition Science Degree Requirements - Total: 120-121 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36-37 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 4

Mathematics - Credits: 3

  •   - required for Dietetics and Sports Nutrition Concentrations
  •   or higher - required for Pre-Professional Concentration (NOT Math 132)

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18

Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts - Credits: 9
    • Two courses from two different areas - 6 credits
    • One  course in Fine Arts - 3 credits
  • Social Science - Credits: 9
    • One course each from three different fields
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking 
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to:

Major Requirement - BS in Nutrition Science - Dietetics - Subtotal: 84 Credits

This general program allows students to meet all DPND requirements. This concentration allows students to choose Nutrition Sciences elective courses.

Total Credits: 120-121

Nutrition Sciences - Pre Professional Concentration

Major Requirement - BS in Nutrition Science - Pre Professional Concentration - Subtotal: 84 Credits

Total Credits: 120-121

Major Requirement - BS in Nutrition Science - Sports Nutrition Concentration - Subtotal: 84 Credits

Total Credits: 120-121

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