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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 learning community, 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 in the College of Health and Human Sciences in Nutrition Science, Psychology, Health Sciences, or Health & Kinesiology majors
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Science in Biology or Chemistry majors
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture majoring in Biochemistry or Food Science majors
  • 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

  • Required. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
  • For specific question regarding learning communities, email 
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Fall semester

Associated Courses and Information

NUTR 10700 - Introduction to Nutrition Science

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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