Our Nutrition program focuses on practical skills that are in demand by employers, such as conducting nutrition assessments, wellness program planning, food policy, sports nutrition, health education and nutrition communications. As a Nutrition major, you will:
- Develop and apply a systems-oriented lens as it relates to the application of nutrition science for health promotion and disease prevention in a wide variety of settings.
- Describe and apply core research ethics, principles and analytical techniques for measuring and improving the nutritional status of selected populations within communities by creating a supportive environment for individuals to adopt healthy behaviors .
- Develop strong communication skills and the capability to collaborate with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders including government, non-profit, community and business entities to implement impactful nutrition-related initiatives.
- Interact with students in a variety of health professions that share different perspectives which will enable you to successfully contribute to a health care team.
Expertise and knowledge gained through this program will prepare you to be employable in a wide variety of sectors, including non-profit and community organizations, wellness programs, government, business, schools and/or academic institutions for higher education. You can pursue a career as a public health nutritionist, nutrition educator, wellness coach, fitness counselor, systems and policy analyst, allied health professional, or program managers, employable both nationally and internationally.
We also offer a minor in Nutrition.