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

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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.

Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

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 9.3%$85,600
Dentists, General2.8%$158,940
Family and General Practitioners
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 20.5%$99,090
Life Scientists, All Other 4.6%$82,000
Molecular and Cellular Biologists2.2%$85,290
Naturopathic Physicians
Physician Assistants 31.3%$115,390
Preventive Medicine Physicians

* 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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