B.S. Nutrition

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If you want to focus on nutrition but are not interested in becoming a registered dietitian, this is the concentration for you. The curriculum includes:

  • general nutrition
  • community nutrition
  • nutrition through the life cycle
  • nutrition assessment and counseling
  • medical nutritional therapy

Science requirements include:

  • biology (20 hours)
  • chemistry (8 hours)
  • basic pathophysiology

An 18-hour nutrition minor is available and includes the following courses:

NUTR 1322—Basic Nutrition
NUTR 3316—Nutrition and Fitness
NUTR3328—Community Nutrition
NUTR 4307—Nutrition Thru the Lifecycle
NUTR Electives (6 hours)

With this degree, 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.