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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
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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 provides students with the ability to apply nutrition principles in a variety of fields. Nutrition students interested in entrepreneurship can opt for the following track:

  • Food Entrepreneurship: Students develop an understanding of the food industry, learn to manage and market food, and develop a food or menu that meets a specific nutritional guideline, preparing them to apply their knowledge to food production.

ASU’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Achievements:

The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion is committed to rigorous, high caliber education for students in areas of health. The school is dedicated to designing research with the intent to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

  • In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures
  • ASU is #1 in the nation for innovation
  • #2 in the U.S. for online undergraduate degree programs


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Most Innovative


ASU’s College of Health Solutions has faculty with high-level expertise, in addition to cutting-edge approaches in research:

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

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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:

Example Careers

Depending on the track you choose, here are careers that students an pursue after graduation:

  • Community Health Care Agencies
  • Magazines
  • Consultants in Product Development
  • Food Media
  • Culinary and Food Tourism
  • Food Product Marketing
  • Food Service Directors


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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