The College of Health Solutions offers programs dedicated to improving health outcomes through nutrition and nutritional science. Our programs provide a rigorous, high-caliber education for students interested in nutritional careers and research. With the second largest dietetics program in the country and the first PhD program to fully integrate nutrition, exercise and wellness, we bring together multiple disciplines with the common goal of improving health and well-being through nutritional science.
At ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus and online, students learn how food choices can prevent health problems and increase quality of life. We offer rigorous and complete nutrition education through classroom theory and hands-on application in our state-of-the-art instructional labs. Students gain practical experience through the College’s on-campus Kitchen Café, a non-profit venue that is open for breakfast and lunch, which allows them to apply nutrition principles to the kitchen and retail environment. Our nutrition students also have opportunities to gain practical experience in the field providing service to community organizations. Students who complete the dietetic option may become a Registered Dietitian through our nationally accredited program.
We offer degrees grounded in the best nutrition research and knowledge with many opportunities for practical application. Courses are available in a variety of instructional options, including on-campus, hybrid and online. Traditional lecture courses are complemented with laboratory classes, most of which are taught in newly designed and constructed state-of-the-art instructional labs on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
Students completing the dietetic option may become a Registered Dietitian through our nationally accredited program; 100 percent of students in our Dietetics Internship program have passed the National Examination for Registered Dietitians over the past 10 years. Our PhD program is uniquely inclusive of nutritional science and exercise.
Faculty and Research
Strong evidence clearly supports the benefits of eating a healthy diet, but a variety of barriers can make healthy eating difficult for many. Nutrition research conducted by our faculty and students focuses on strategies to improve the access, availability and use of healthy foods across lifespans. Innovative, ongoing research spans issues from food security locally and nationally to diet-related behavior change strategies to functional foods and nutritional biochemistry. Nutrition faculty conduct their cutting-edge work among individuals, families, communities and policy makers, using state-of-the-art methods and technologies.