Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 2, 2020
Date of Second Reading: April 27, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision
Rationale: Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship graduates will be prepared for careers within companies looking to innovate in the delivery of products and services, research and development, management of foodservice and sustainable food systems, and nutrition and health communication and promotion, as well as have capabilities to launch startups and businesses focused on individual practice, consulting and new product and service development.
The BS in food and nutrition entrepreneurship addresses significant and ongoing changes in the food industry by preparing students with sound nutrition principles and business acumen that will allow them to competitively participate in a growing field.
The program encompasses key topics for future nutrition entrepreneurs, whether it may be innovating within a company or organization or launching a food or nutrition related business