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The BS program in food and nutrition entrepreneurship addresses significant and ongoing changes in the food industry by preparing students with sound nutrition principles and business acumen that will allow them to competitively participate in a growing field. The program encompasses key topics for future nutrition entrepreneurs, whether they may be innovating within a company or organization or launching a food or nutrition-related business. Key topics include how to develop an online presence, supported by evidence-based principles, thorough social media, blogging, podcasting and video; how to launch nutritionally sound startups and create standalone businesses for individual practice and consulting; and routes for innovation within the food industry through research and development.
Experiential learning is integrated into the curriculum; students have opportunities to work with specialists in food and nutrition entrepreneurship in order to gain real-world experience, build professional relationships and establish a foundation and direction for their careers after graduation.
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Graduates are prepared for careers in the delivery of products and services, in research and development, management of food service and sustainable food systems, and in nutrition and health communication and promotion. They also have capabilities to launch startups and businesses focused on individual practice, consulting and new product and service development.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Chefs and Head Cooks||9.6%||$45,950|
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Food Science Technicians||6.3%||$39,910|
|Food Scientists and Technologists||5.7%||$63,660|
|First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||9.3%||$31,960|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||9.9%||$47,900|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||10.4%||$111,280|
|Food Service Managers||9%||$52,030|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).