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Degree programs in nutrition

A taste for health

Nutrition is essential for growth and development throughout our lives. Eating the right food supports the body’s immune system, fuels physical activity and can even protect against the development of certain diseases. 

A degree program in nutrition provides students with critical foundational knowledge: how nutrition affects health and how diet can be used to manage chronic disease. Coursework and research opportunities span various disciplines, including medical nutrition, anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology. 

For students who want to become a registered dietitian (RD) or a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), our accredited bachelor’s degree program in dietetics is the first step on the path to a dietetic internship and sitting for the registration exam. 

In addition, graduates are prepared for careers in public and community health as well as clinical and graduate research programs. Some graduates of nutrition degree programs go on to medical school or another professional school. Others specialize in nutrition entrepreneurship or focus on product development. 

Students with a degree in nutrition are also well-positioned for careers in dentistry, food and nutrition marketing, medicine, naturopathic medicine, nutrition consulting, optometry, osteopathic medicine or pharmacy. Plus, specialized nutrition knowledge allows health care practitioners to better help their patients understand nutrition’s role in their overall health

Pursue your passion

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Biological science teacher
  • Dentist
  • Family and general medicine physician
  • Community nutritionist
  • Research and policy analyst
  • Health specialties teacher
  • Life scientist
  • Molecular and cellular biologist
  • Naturopathic physician
  • Nutrition counselor
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician assistant
  • Preventive medicine physician

Note: Some health careers will require additional advanced degrees.

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