Growing public demand for health information has created a need for communicators and marketers with a thorough understanding of health and nutrition issues. As a student in the bachelor of science in nutrition program, you will have an advantage the ability to apply nutrition principles in a variety of fields based on one of the following tracks.
- Food and Nutrition Management provides students with management, leadership, critical thinking and communication skills, along with significant work in a professional specialization. With additional education and professional training, students also may become credentialed as certified dietary managers, school food service and nutrition specialists, or registered sanitarians.
- Nutrition Communication provides students an advantage over traditional journalists by receiving training in nutrition assessment and evidence-based nutrition practices. The nutrition communication program includes a broad range of course topics taught by expert faculty, such as nutrition, human anatomy, writing and statistics. The curriculum will also provide you with a well-rounded skillset for disseminating accurate and in-depth information. Graduates of the nutrition communication program will find employment opportunities within a variety of areas, including print and online newspapers, magazines, and other publications, as well as private corporations and community and healthcare agencies. Positions may include writers, journalists, public relations representatives and program or product development consultants.
Food Studies provides students with knowledge in all aspects of food and food production. Students will receive a strong foundation in nutrition, food systems and food marketing.