Nutritional Science, B.S.

The building blocks of good nutrition and health.

Food fuels the body. If we don’t eat well, our health can suffer in big ways. When you study nutritional science, you dig into the science of food and its effects on the body. You become prepared to live a healthier life and help educate others on how and why good nutrition is important to their health and overall wellness.

In this program, you will learn not only the chemistry, biology and physiology behind human nutrition, but also the psychological and sociological reasons that cause people to eat the way they do. Classes explore topics such as nutritional biochemistry, global nutrition, the human microbiome and its relation to nutrition, nutrition through the lifespan and community nutrition.

With a nutritional science degree, you could work as a nutrition researcher, instructor, educator or community health worker. This major can also prepare you for medical school, dental school or other advanced health care degrees.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in health and nutrition
  • Are strong in chemistry and biology
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Are interested in science and research

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Fitness and wellness coordinator
  • Nutrition researcher
  • Extension educator
  • Medical scientist
  • Community health worker
  • Postsecondary nutrition instructor
  • Emergency medical technician or paramedic
  • Sales representative (wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products)
  • Postsecondary nutrition instructor
  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Physician assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Audiologist
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technician
  • Dental hygienist
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Physical therapist aide
  • Dental assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Dental laboratory technician

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