Momentum Center | Driving Discovery to End Childhood Obesity


Below is a list of U-M courses that may be helpful for students who are interested in learning more about childhood obesity and/or preparing for a career in childhood obesity research. If you find any additional relevant courses to add to this list, please feel free to contact Lindsey Mitchell at


School of Public Health

Evaluation of Global Nutrition Programs (NUTR 633)

Eating Disorders Prevention & Treatment (NUTR 621)

Maternal & Child Nutrition (NUTR 540)

Physical Activity & Nutrition (NUTR 651)

Pathophysiology of Obesity (NUTR 639)

Chronic Illness Interventions: Infancy to Young Adulthood (HBHED627)

Nutrition in the Life Cycle (NUTR 510)

Child & Adolescent Nutrition (NUTR 650)

US Food Policy and Public Health (HMP617)

Obesity: From Cells to Society (PUBHLTH403)


School of Kinesiology

The Role of Social Factors in Shaping Physical Activity Behaviors (HF 446)

Physical Activity Across the Lifespan (HF 451)

Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight Control (MOVESCI 241)

School Health Programs (PHYSED 473)

Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity (HF 416)

Physical Activity and Pediatric Disabilities (HF 425)



Sophomore Interdisciplinary Study Section 001: Obesity: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Fatness in America (UC 254)

Energy, Food, and the Environment (ENVIRON 101)


School of Social Work

Health Care Policy & Service (SW 637)

Families & Health (SW 727)

Behavioral, Psychological, and Ecological Aspects of Health & Disease (SW 613)


Public Policy

Health and Society: Introduction to Public Health (PUBPOL 210)

Topics: Child and Family Policy (PUBPOL 475)


Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Food and the City (ARCH 509)

Theories in Design Health (ARCH 726)