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Improve lives through food, nutrition & health science

Explore and develop your skills in science, nutrition, food preparation, food systems, sustainability, research, education and counseling.

Nutrition Major

Learn about nutrition and become an expert who can work with people to help improve health and change lives. Our nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

What Will I Learn?

The nutrition major teaches you about science, psychology, the human body and how food and nutrition can promote health and well-being. You will explore current topics and practice culinary arts, nutrition education and counseling, nutrition status assessment, and how nutritional guidelines and medical nutrition therapy can enhance performance and quality of life.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Our program meets the accreditation requirements for nutrition professionals as well as many of the requirements for pre-medical coursework. Popular optional minors include personal training and food and farming. We have a school garden and an active Student Nutrition Association. We promote undergraduate elective internships, as well as an accredited Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway for students who are pursuing the registered dietitian nutritionist credential. We have a modern food laboratory and are located within walking distance of many experiential learning sites like hospitals, county government public health programs, schools, nursing homes and dining facilities.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Our program prepares you for a wide range of jobs in nutrition and related areas, including the following:

  • Registered dietitian-nutritionist
  • Registered dietetic technician
  • Nutrition educator
  • Food service manager
  • Food technologist
  • Food science careers
  • Community health worker
  • Health educator
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Wellness coach
  • Diabetes educator
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