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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, foodservice management, wellness programs, pharmaceutical sales, and quality control or public relations for the food industry. (PLEASE NOTE: This option does NOT meet requirements leading to status as a registered dietitian.) Comprehensive Major, no minor required.


     HMD 151 Food Science

     HMD 152 Food Service Sanitation

     HMD 211 Human Nutrition

     HMD 251 Commercial Food Preparation

     HMD 252 Hospitality Information Systems

     HMD 311 Family Relations

     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 362 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

     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 462 Medical Nutrition Therapy II

     HMD 465 Community Nutrition

     ACCT 200 Introductory Accounting

     MGT 210 Organization and Management

     MKT 220 Basic Marketing Concepts

     PE 311 Exercise Physiology

     PH 390 Wellness and Fitness Assessment

One of the following:

     HMD 364 Sports Nutrition

     HMD 368 Dietary and Herbal Supplements


     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. This area might include statistics, biomedical ethics, child psychology, community health, folklore and medicine, and other topics.

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 3/26/18