Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship

Do you want to pair your culinary expertise with business acumen to innovate in the food and nutrition industry? Our management-focused food and nutrition degree courses prepare you to become an entrepreneur. You'll be ready to spearhead change within a company or launch a food-related startup.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 20

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 120

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Use your food experience to earn your Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science in nutrition and food entrepreneurship focuses on the management side of the food industry. As a food science and nutrition major, you’ll learn nutrition principles and business skills to advance your culinary career. You’ll work with specialists in food and nutrition to gain hands-on leadership and management experience. The program can prepare you for higher-level careers such as head cook, first-line supervisor or food service manager. You may also develop capabilities to launch a food or nutrition-related startup or offer professional consulting services on your own.

Why earn a food science and nutrition degree?

 

The applied science food and nutrition program encompasses key topics for future entrepreneurs. You’ll learn how to develop an online presence through social media, blogging, podcasting and more. You’ll also gain the expertise to launch nutritionally sound startups and standalone businesses. The program’s curriculum explores routes for innovation within the food industry through research and development.

Food and nutrition degree topics covered in your courses:

  • Agriculture.
  • Business.
  • Food marketing.
  • Food purchasing.
  • Food science.
  • Leadership.
  • Management.
  • Sustainability.

Our food and nutrition entrepreneurship program blends experiential learning into the curriculum. You’ll complete a 60-hour practicum with specialists in the field. Since you’ll have some culinary and food management skills coming into the program, you may be able to pursue a higher-level culinary experience. You can complete practicum hours at a place of work if you’re not paid for the hours or outside of your current job. We encourage you to use your connections from already being in the field.

During the program, you can test to be ServeSafe® certified. Please note this program does not provide a pathway to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Anyone interested in becoming a registered dietitian should pursue Arizona State University’s on-campus dietetics degree.

What is the difference between a Bachelor of Applied Science in nutrition and a Bachelor of Science?

 

Applied science bachelor's degrees are often offered to students with a two-year associate degree. For instance, the Bachelor of Applied Science in food and nutrition entrepreneurship would be ideal for students with an Associate of Applied Science in culinary arts. These individuals may be looking beyond what they can do with an associate degree. This program can help them move into higher levels of employment, such as a head chef or manager. These roles often require a bachelor’s degree.

A Bachelor of Applied Science places emphasis on hands-on experience geared toward a specific career. A Bachelor of Science focuses on applied knowledge, critical thinking and theoretical concepts.

A Bachelor of Science also focuses on the sciences and technical studies. Students must fulfill rigorous math and science coursework as well as general requirements. The applied science bachelor’s in food and nutrition entrepreneurship is less science-focused and more career-oriented. The program provides practical skills for advancement in the food and nutrition industry.

Food and nutrition courses

Our food and nutrition courses are diverse. As a food science and nutrition major, you’ll learn about the cultural aspects of food, nutrition communication and management of food service systems. You’ll also learn about accounting, financial analysis, marketing and more. Browse featured courses below.


NTR 343: Food Service Purchasing


NTR 348: Cultural Aspects of Food (SB & C & G)


NTR 351: Nutrition Communication (L)


NTR 445: Management of Food Service Systems


NTR 401: Preprofessional Preparation in Nutrition


NTR 344: Nutrition Management and Leadership (L)


NTR 345: Development of Healthy Cuisines


NTR 450: Nutrition in the Life Cycle (SB)


What can you do with a nutrition and entrepreneurship degree?

With a food and nutrition entrepreneurship degree, you can take your culinary expertise to the next level. You’ll have experience with the business side of the industry, from accounting and purchasing to marketing and management. Your culinary expertise paired with business acumen will prepare you for higher-level roles in the food and nutrition industry. Browse potential career titles below.

Chef


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $45,950

Cook


Growth: 7.7 %
Salary: $25,860

Food Service Manager


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $31,960

Front Desk Manager


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $51,800

Private Chef


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $38,280

Restaurant Chef


Growth: 11.8 %
Salary: $25,180

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 9.0 %
Salary: $52,030

Sous Chef


Growth: 9.0 %
Salary: $27,990

Learn from leaders in food and nutrition

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from leaders in food and nutrition

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

Step 5: File your FAFSA

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Enroll in a college of health innovators

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

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250+


Barrett honors scholars.

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faculty members.

$14.5 million


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