Online Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Arizona State University's online bachelor of science in nutrition prepares students for careers in food production, service management, marketing and journalism around health and wellness topics.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

Growing public demand for health information has created a need for communicators and marketers with a thorough understanding of health and nutrition issues. A Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition provides students with the ability to apply nutrition principles in a variety of settings.

Within the BS in nutrition program, students interested in starting a business or innovating within a business can opt for the food entrepreneurship track. In the track, students grow their understanding of the food industry, learn to manage and market food, and develop recipes or menus that meets specific nutritional guidelines, preparing them to apply their nutrition knowledge to an entrepreneurial food-related business or organization.

Please note that the online BS in nutrition does not provide a pathway to become a registered dietitian (RD) or dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Anyone interested in becoming a registered dietitian should pursue ASU’s on-campus BS in dietetics degree. Learn more about how to become a registered dietitian.

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus ASU nutrition degree.

Related careers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for health coaches and health educators is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Nutrition have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Copy Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

Food Quality Analyst


Growth: -0.9 %
Salary: $23,340

Food Quality Control Technician (Food QC Technician)


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $39,910

Food Scientist


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $63,660

Food Service Manager


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $31,960

Green Marketer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $106,130

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $59,300

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 9 %
Salary: $52,030

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring 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.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring 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

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

Developing the health workforce of the future

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. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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