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AHS Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Concentration

Program Focus

This option helps prepare students for careers in extension services, community food programs, food service management, wellness programs, pharmaceutical sales, and quality control or public relations for the food industry. (PLEASE NOTE: This concentration does NOT meet requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics leading to status as a Registered  Dietitian Nutritionist.)  Comprehensive Major, no minor required.

Concentration Specific Required Courses

HMD 151 Food Science

HMD 152 Food Service Sanitation

HMD 211 Human Nutrition

HMD 251 Commercial Food Preparation

HMD 252 Hospitality Information Systems

HMD 312 Professional Ethics for Family Life


IDFM 321  Professional Ethics and Issues Seminar

HMD 351 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry

HMD 353 Menu Planning and Purchasing

HMD 354 Cost Control and Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Industry

HMD 360 Advanced Nutrition

HMD 361 Life Stage Nutrition

HMD 452 Quality and Service Management in the Hospitality Industry

HMD 459 Senior Seminar in HMD

HMD 461 Application of Nutrition Theory and Research

HMD 465 Community Nutrition

ACCT 200 Introductory Accounting

MKT 220 Basic Marketing Concepts

PE 311 Exercise Physiology

PH 390 Wellness and Fitness Assessment

Two designated electives chosen from an approved list

Other Specific General Education Courses Required

CHEM 109 Chemistry for the Health Sciences 

BIOL 131 Anatomy and Physiology

The designated elective provides an opportunity to expand knowledge and skills in an area of interest to each student.

For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352 ) or e-mail (lauri.warden@wku.edu).

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 6/15/22