Nutritional Sciences

The nutritional sciences major is for students interested in health, science and physiology. The program helps students’ understanding of biological and physical science and research as a basis for understanding human nutrition.

This perspective prepares graduates for continued study in graduate programs and medical schools. Course requirements for nutritional sciences include the study of energy metabolism, proteins, vitamins, minerals, community nutrition and diet in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Nutrition plays an important role in managing health issues like obesity, fighting disease such as diabetes and maintaining overall wellness. Those interested in careers in public health, medicine and international health care will benefit from understanding the science of nutrition and the relationships between nutrients and human health.

Alumni work at:

  • Health care services
  • Research labs
  • Farms
  • Medical offices
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Gyms/health facilities

Alumni work as:

  • Food scientists
  • Health unit coordinators
  • Patient care technicians
  • Naturopathic doctors
  • Registered dietitians
  • Chefs
  • Personal trainers

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