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Would you like to connect with students who are also intrigued by the science of nutrition? The Science of Nutrition Learning Community provides students with the opportunity to explore the scientific basis that helps us understand the relationships between foods and health. The study of nutrition science is a broad field with far-reaching consequences that affect not only nutritional recommendations, but can improve many aspects of health, impact the formulation and marketing of foods. In this LC, you will participate in shared classrooms, interact with active nutrition researchers, and meet professionals with a background in nutrition science, such as medical doctors and food industry specialists to learn how nutrition has shaped their professional mindset. In addition, you will get to know your peers and faculty through social events throughout the semester.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Health and Human Sciences with Nutrition science major
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Health and Human Sciences in Psychology, Health Sciences, and Health & Kinesiology
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Science majoring in Biology or Chemistry
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture majoring in Biochemistry or Food Science
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies interested in nutrition science
  • Any student considering science-based graduate, medical, dental, veterinary school or other similar pre-professional degrees

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Wiley Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC


Fall 2018 Semester

Associated Classes

NUTR 10700

Events and Activities Included:

  • Career Preparation
  • Meals with Professors
  • Learning to Navigate Research Literature
  • Meet with Nutrition Science Professionals
  • Nutrition Facility Tour
  • Library Navigation Orientation
  • Attend Nutrition Research Seminars

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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