Nutrition, Bachelor of Science

Nutrition - Community Nutrition Emphasis

The purpose of an emphasis in community nutrition is to provide students with a thorough understanding of nutrition and the ability to communicate principles of nutrition to the public. This emphasis will have a strong focus on communication as this will be a significant job-related responsibility in this field. Expenses beyond tuition generally include, but are not limited to, activity fees and food/supplies for some dietetics and nutrition courses.

At the completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Assist with the implementation of nutrition interventions for individuals, populations, and diverse cultures, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant/lactating females, and the elderly.
  • Apply therapeutic nutrition recommendations for various conditions, including, but not limited to overweight and obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal disease.
  • Develop communication skills appropriate for entry-level jobs in nutrition.
  • Integrate principles of research methodology, interpretation of literature and integration of research principles into evidence-based practice.
  • Appraise the role of environment, food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Provide nutrition education to individuals and groups.

Nutrition - Nutrition Science Emphasis

The purpose of this emphasis is to provide the training necessary to pursue advanced study in nutrition leading toward a career in nutrition research. This option also can be used for those students seeking admission to medical schools. Those students seeking medical school admission will also likely need one year of physics courses (8 credits). Students interested in applying to medical school should also maintain regular contact with a pre-med advisor. Expenses beyond tuition generally include, but are not limited to, activity fees and food/supplies for some dietetics and nutrition courses.

At the completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Assist with the implementation of nutrition interventions for individuals, populations, and diverse cultures, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant/lactating females and the elderly.
  • Apply therapeutic nutrition recommendations for various conditions, including, but not limited to overweight and obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal disease.
  • Develop communication skills appropriate for entry-level jobs in nutrition.
  • Integrate principles of research methodology, interpretation of literature, and integration of research principles into evidence-based practice.
  • Appraise the role of environment, food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Provide nutrition education to individuals and groups.