UConn Pre-College Summer: Human Nutrition & Health

    UConn Pre-College Summer: Human Nutrition & Health


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Human Nutrition in the Pre-College Summer Program will give you an edge on health and a preview of nutrition that can impact a nation. If you have ever thought about health and how to improve the health of humans, a foundation in nutrition is essential.

    We have a summer in Storrs for you!

    UConn's Pre-College Summer Human Nutrition and Health course provides high school students the opportunity explore the science behind modern nutrition at a nationally ranked public university campus.

    Where will you be in five years?

    That’s a hard question to answer, especially for high school students. UConn’s Pre-College Summer can help students figure it out. Offered during Session 3, our Human Nutrition and Health course serves as an introduction to the field of nutritional science. During the week, we will discuss how the human body turns food into energy, whether there is any scientific evidence supporting fad diets, and how nutrition and health are linked. We will have in-class activities, short video-clips, and lively discussions about how nutrition (and the science of nutrition) plays a role in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. There will also be hands-on lab experiences.

    We will also discuss:

    • The methods of nutritional science including epidemiology, human nutrition studies, and molecular nutrition/nutrigenomics
    • The impact of nutritional science in society
    • Food culture and security

    This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in nutrition, food science, medicine, public health, social justice, or any career in the health sciences. Careers opportunities in the field of human nutrition will be provided.

    The Department of Nutritional Sciences also offers a Pre-College Summer course “Food Science and Technology”, which is closely related to this course.

    Cost and Session Information

    Cost and Session Information

    Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense. 

    *Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment. 

    Program Cost and Fees: 

    ApplicationA non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.

    Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.


    Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020

    Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!

    Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.