This course will not be offered in Summer 2019. Visit our course schedule for a list of available courses.
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 1, 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.
2019 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: July 7 – July 13
Session 2: July 14 – July 20
Session 3: July 21 – July 27
Session 4: July 28 – August 3
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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.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $40.00 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.
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.
Take Advantage of our Spring Special and get $100 off of your enrollments costs!
1 Week: $2050 $1950 - Price for one session
2 Weeks: $3950 $3850 - $1900 for a second session (receive a $150 discount)
3 Weeks: $5700 $5600 - $1750 for a third session (receive a $300 discount)
4 Weeks: $7300 $7200 - $1600 for a fourth session (receive a $450 discount)
Spring Special!: Submit your application by Sunday, April 21st for $100 off of your course enrollment costs.
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above.
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.