Are you interested in improving quality of life through nutrition?
At a glance
Nutrition and Food Science taps into public interest of nutrition to health and fitness, and prepares you for a variety of careers in the field. It includes science-based courses, along with theoretical and practical training in specific skill areas such as nutrition counseling techniques, food safety, integrative nutrition and metabolism, and nutrition and the life cycle.
A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.
Dietetics and Nutrition Management
This concentration is ideal if you are interested in becoming a practicing nutritionist or accredited dietitian, and includes specialty options in gerontology or childhood nutrition.
This concentration blends a strong science base with coursework in food science, food safety, nutrition, food security, and societal implications in the food supply chain. This concentration is currently being phased out. Please contact the department for more information.
Nutrition and Fitness
A concentration for those interested in the physiological sciences and career options in fitness-related fields or corporate wellness programs
This is a great concentration for you if you are interested in graduate, medical, dental, or other professional degree programs.
Some Career Options
Majoring in Nutrition and Food Science opens doors for you in a wide array of career fields, from nutrition-based counseling to medicine to government and corporate consulting. Participation in community outreach, internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance your career planning, skills, and development.
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