Nutrition, BS

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The BS program in nutrition provides students with the ability to apply nutrition principles in a variety of fields. Nutrition students interested in entrepreneurship can opt for the following track:

Food Entrepreneurship
Students develop an understanding of the food industry, learn to manage and market food, and develop a food or menu that meets a specific nutritional guideline, preparing them to apply their knowledge to food production.

Degree Offered

Nutrition ( BS)
Health Solutions, College of

Downtown Phoenix, Online

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Career Outlook

According to the National Restaurant Association, the number of food service managers is projected to increase by 15 percent in the next 10 years.

The food and nutrition management track prepares students to become food service directors at schools, health care facilities and corporate food service operations. Graduates of the program aspire to own restaurants or nutrition-related businesses, work in supplement or pharmaceutical sales, or work in food marketing and distribution.

The nutrition communication track offers employment opportunities with community and health care agencies, magazines, newspapers, private corporations (e.g., public relations firms) and Web-based companies. Graduates can pursue careers as authors, consultants in program or product development, freelance writers for newspapers and magazines, and public relations representatives for food and beverage companies.

The food studies track prepares graduates for careers in food media, food policy, food history, culinary and food tourism, food product marketing and food product development.

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products-0.9%$23,340
Food Science Technicians6.3%$39,910
Food Scientists and Technologists5.7%$63,660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 9.3%$31,960
Green Marketers 5.5%$106,130
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Food Service Managers9%$52,030
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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