What to Expect

Class list for RDN and Nutrition Science Pre-Health professions tracks

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect as a student at UIC.

Courses

Understanding the Creative Arts course
3 hours

KN 100 Kinesiology and Nutrition: First Year Seminar 2 hours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hours
BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4 hours
CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hours
CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hour

Opportunities

 

Volunteer in our award-winning teaching garden!

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Join the Student Nutrition Association for volunteering, leadership opportunities, and social events!

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Courses

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3 hours

ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hours
CHEM 123 General Chemistry II Lecture 4 hours
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 hour
MATH 110 College Algebra 4 hours

Courses

CHEM 232 Science of Food 4 hours
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5 hours
HN 196 Nutrition I 3 hours
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4 hours

Opportunities

 

Volunteer in our award-winning teaching garden!

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Facebook

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Instagram

Join the Student Nutrition Association for volunteering, leadership opportunities, and social events!

Follow SNA on Instagram

Follow SNA on Facebook

Courses

KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5 hours
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3 hours
CHEM 352 Nutrition I 3 hours
HN 110 Foods 3 hours

Courses

Electives
3 hours

HN 201 or HN 302 Essentials of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health Assessment
or Nutritional Assessment
3 hours
HN 202 Culture and Food 2 hours
HN 308 Nutrition Science I 3 hours
HN 318 Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Diseases 3 hours

Opportunities

 

Participate in research with nutrition faculty to explore topics such as:

  • Intermittent fasting for weight loss, weight maintenance and cardio-protection in obese adults
  • Social, cultural and environmental determinants of dietary behaviors and diet-related diseases in low-income and minority populations
  • Understanding complex diet-disease relationships through the use of epidemiological, clinical, social, behavioral and molecular tools and assessments
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of metabolic liver diseases

Volunteer in sports nutrition experiential learning opportunities with the UIC Flames! Provide nutrition education, cooking classes and grocery store tours to our Division I athletes.

Volunteer in our award-winning teaching garden!

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Facebook

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Instagram

Join the Student Nutrition Association for volunteering, leadership opportunities, and social events!

Follow SNA on Instagram

Follow SNA on Facebook

Courses

HN 309 Nutrition Science II 3 hours
HN 313 Introduction to Community Nutrition 3 hours
HN 306 Nutrition Education 3 hours
Electives 5 hours

Courses

HN 300 Science of Foods 3 hours
HN 311 Nutrition During the Life Cycle 3 hours
HN 320 Clinical Nutrition I 3 hours
Electives 5 hours

Opportunities

 

Apply to:

Phyllis and Stan Bowen Scholarship provides a financial award to an undergraduate Nutrition Student in the first part of their academic training. Considerations include financial need and an academic track record of excellence.

Kris and Savitri Kamath Scholarship provides financial awards to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Nutrition upon their graduation. Considerations include a high level of academic performance, demonstrated leadership skills and demonstrated service to the community.

Participate in research with nutrition faculty to explore topics such as:

  • Intermittent fasting for weight loss, weight maintenance and cardio-protection in obese adults
  • Social, cultural and environmental determinants of dietary behaviors and diet-related diseases in low-income and minority populations
  • Understanding complex diet-disease relationships through the use of epidemiological, clinical, social, behavioral and molecular tools and assessments
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of metabolic liver diseases

Volunteer in sports nutrition experiential learning opportunities with the UIC Flames! Provide nutrition education, cooking classes and grocery store tours to our Division I athletes.

Volunteer in our award-winning teaching garden!

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Facebook

Follow the UIC teaching garden on Instagram

Join the Student Nutrition Association for volunteering, leadership opportunities, and social events!

Follow SNA on Instagram

Follow SNA on Facebook

Courses

HN 420 Clinical Nutrition II 3 hours
HN 423 Nutrition Counseling 3 hours
HN 440 The Research Process 3 hours
Electives 4 hours