FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Minor in Dietetics and Nutrition

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A twelve-credit nutrition course sequence at the undergraduate level affords students the opportunity to study food and nutrients, their physiological functions, normal nutritional requirements, socioeconomic influences on food choices and other aspects of food technology. The required science foundation courses provide the necessary background of chemistry and biological sciences to understand the physiological and biochemical basis of nutrition, as a multi-disciplinary science with relevance to health.

Students minoring in nutrition learn to interpret nutrition research and contemporary claims and theories as a basis for improving food habits. Students interested in entering health professional fields of physical or occupational therapy, schools of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine find the nutrition minor relevant to their future careers because of diet and health relationships.

This nutrition minor will not meet licensure requirements for qualifications as a nutritionist in the State of Florida. A license is required to provide nutritional counseling to individuals.

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Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 312
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-2879
Fax: 305-348-1996
Email: bsdn@fiu.edu (B.S. program information)
msdn@fiu.edu (M.S. program information)
phdn@fiu.edu (Ph.D. program information)

Fatma G. Huffman, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor and Chair
Email: huffmanf@fiu.edu

Laurie Holmes
Office Manager
Phone: 305-348-2879
Email: lholmes@fiu.edu

Julia Gonzalez-Pampin, M.S.
Graduate Student Services Administrator
Phone: 305-348-4902
Email: 
gonzalj@fiu.edu

Denise Medrano, M.S.
Academic Advisor 
Phone: 305-348-7776 
Email: dmedrano@fiu.edu

Ginelle Bou Nassar
Program Assistant
Phone: 305-348-2878
Email: gbounass@fiu.edu

Joan A. Marn, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Clinical Instructor and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics
Phone: 305-348-7303
Email: jmarn@fiu.edu