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A Major in Nutritional Science


Description of Major

This major educates students about the utilization of food by humans for growth and metabolism, in both normal and disease states. The field of nutrition requires course work in biology, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry to allow understanding of the mechanisms through which dietary factors are metabolized.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business and industry, education and research. A variety of jobs are available for nutritional sciences graduates, including:



Caterer Chef
Community Agency Worker Consulting Dietitian
Consumer Advocate Cooperative Extension Agent
Diet Clinic Owner Dietary Services Director
Epidemiologist  Food and Drug Inspector
Food Buyer Food Distributor
Food Product Development Specialist Food Science Technician
Food Scientist Food Service Company Dietitian
Food Technologist Health Educator
Home Economist Hospital Dietitian
Nurse Nutrition Counselor
Nutrition Journalist Nutritionist
Peace Corps Worker Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Physician Prepared Meals Manager
Professor of Food Science Professor of Nutrition
Public Health Administrator Quality Control Manager
Registered Dietitian Research Dietitian
Restaurant Manager Retirement Residence Dietitian
Sports Nutritionist Technical Writer
Weight Reduction Specialist