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.
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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. 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.

ASU’s College of Health Solutions achievements:

The College of Health Solutions is committed to a rigorous, high-caliber education for students in health. The college prepares students to address the challenges facing populations to stay healthy, improve their health and manage chronic disease.

  • In the fall 2019, the College of Health Solutions had 6,758 students, 289 Barrett Honors scholars, 163 faculty members and $14.5 million in research expenditures.
  • 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.
  • ASU is #2 in the U.S. for online undergraduate degree programs (U.S. News & World Report).


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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 can 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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