Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Nutrition Track

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree Description

With the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Nutrition Track at  Lamar University, you might work as a public health nutritionist in government agencies dedicated to improving the nutritional health of various groups, such as pregnant women, infants, young children or the elderly.
You might also provide education and counseling to healthy people of all ages desiring to improve their overall nutritional health and wellness. You may go into business for yourself, providing nutrition education to individuals and groups, or you may find yourself suited to a management position in commercial and institutional foodservice.

Why Study Nutrition at Lamar?

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality - Nutrition Track may suit you if you want to focus on nutrition but are not interested in becoming a registered dietitian. The curriculum includes general nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition assessment and counseling, and medical nutritional therapy.

Career Paths

There are distinct differences between nutritionists and dietitians. However, much of the data pertaining to the salaries are similar, so here we show the BLS’s combined salary information for this guide. There are several factors that play into your potential salary such as level of education, industry, experience and location of where you work. The BLS reported that most salaries for nutritionists and dietitians ranged from $35,240 – $80,950, with the median being $57,910 in 2015 (national). With such a large range to account for, it makes sense that your education and where you choose to work and live can have a great impact on your salary.

Primary Careers

Public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Counselor, Private Consultant

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameDr. Tammy Henderson, CFLE
Family & Consumer Sciences
Faculty Member NameDr. Molly Dahm
Hospitality Administration
Program Director, Professor
jill-killoughDr. Jill Killough, RDN, LD
Dietetics Internship Director
Department Chair
Faculty Member NameDr. Kim Wallet
Associate Professor
Graduate Student Coordinator