Nutrition (Human Nutrition), BS

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The BS program in nutrition with a concentration in human nutrition provides students with a strong foundation in nutrition and science that prepares them for careers in public or community health programs and clinical or graduate research programs.

In addition to providing a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy, the coursework includes anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology. Students gain knowledge of nutritional concepts that health care professionals sometimes lack.

Students from this program have gone on to study:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • naturopathic medicine
  • optometry and podiatry
  • osteopathic medicine
  • pharmacy

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Nutrition (Human Nutrition) ( BS)
Health Solutions, College of

Downtown Phoenix

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Career Outlook

The nutrition field provides employment opportunities in:

  • education
  • food and nutrition marketing and sales
  • food service
  • health care
  • nutrition and health promotion and consulting
  • public health

Graduates of the human nutrition program often go on to apply to medical school or another health profession. The area of nutrition research is also a good fit for human nutrition majors.

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
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.2%$74,580
Dentists, General 18%$149,540
Family and General Practitioners10.2%$180,180
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 19%$90,210
Life Scientists, All Other7.2%$69,100
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Naturopathic Physicians 12%$73,400
Dentists, All Other Specialists8.5%$170,110
Physician Assistants 30.4%$95,820
Preventive Medicine Physicians 14.9%#
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 14.9%#

* 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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