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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Nutrition  undergraduate


Admission Requirements


To be admitted to the nutrition program, students must:

  • Earn a grade of B or better in KIN 275 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Earn a grade of C or better in Chemistry 241a Organic Chemistry or its equivalent.
  • Obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher

Application Deadline : Ongoing

Additional Requirements for International Applicants: 

In addition to the requirements for admission listed above, international applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency as outlined by International Students Admissions.

Transfer Students: 

Transfer students may be accepted on a space available basis and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and completed KIN 275 (or equivalent) with a B or better and CHEM 241a (or equivalent) with a C or better to be considered for acceptance. Transfer credit for courses will be evaluated by the Registrar. 

Direct Admission Program

High school students with a strong academic record may apply for direct admission into the Nutrition major. Students must have earned at least a 25 Composite ACT score (1150 SAT) and at least a 3.25 high school grade point average (on a 4-point scale) to be eligible for direct admission to the program.

This admission is contingent upon the student meeting state and program-specific retention requirements while a student at SIUE.


To remain in good standing in the Nutrition program, students must:

  • maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • achieve a grade of C or better in all major courses.

Students falling below the required 2.75 GPA will be placed on departmental probation for one year. Students not regaining the required 2.75 GPA following this period will be dropped from the program and withdrawn from all Kinesiology, Public Health, and Nutrition courses. Students may reapply to the Nutrition major once their GPA has reached 2.75. Students may only be on departmental probation once during their academic career and if a student’s GPA falls below the required 2.75, he or she will not be allowed to reapply to the Nutrition program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all specific program and university requirements which include:

  • Complete all specific program requirements
  • Complete all general education requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (at least 30 of which must be completed at SIUE and at least 60 of which must be completed at a regionally accredited 4-year institution)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75
  • Bachelor of Science requires completion of eight lecture courses in life, physical or social science, including two with labs (EL). Check the Course Equivalency Guides (CEG) at for approved courses.

Advisement Information >>

Erik Kirk (Chair), Ph.D.,
2004, University of Kansas

Jennifer Zuercher, Ph.D., RD,
2009, University of North Carolina

Cynthia Inman, MS, RD,
1996, Texas A&M

Kathy Mora, Ph.D., RD,
2006, University of Arizona
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