Nutrition, BS

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A Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition provides students with the ability to apply nutrition principles in a variety of fields. 

Within the BS in nutrition program, students interested in starting a business or innovating within a business can opt for the food entrepreneurship track. In the track, students grow their understanding of the food industry, learn to manage and market food, and develop recipes or menus that meets specific nutritional guidelines, preparing them to apply their nutrition knowledge to an entrepreneurial food-related business or organization.

Please note that the online BS in nutrition does not provide a pathway to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Anyone interested in becoming a registered dietitian should pursue ASU’s on-campus BS in dietetics degree. Learn more about how to become a registered dietitian.

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 entrepreneurship track prepares students for leadership within food and nutrition industries with specialized education in management, accounting and purchasing, as well as courses to build knowledge of food service systems and retail operations. Graduates are prepared for careers in food service management and for innovation and creation of new businesses within the food industry.

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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