Online Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in innovating at the intersection of food and nutrition? The Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition entrepreneurship prepares you for a wide range of careers in the food industry, ranging from marketing and management to research and development. In this food and nutrition degree, you'll also gain the skills needed to launch entrepreneurial food ventures, innovate the delivery of new products and contribute to sustainable food systems.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a food entrepreneur?

A food entrepreneur is someone who nurtures a passion for food and nutrition to design, launch and run a new business. An aspiring food entrepreneur may have an innovative idea about food creation or delivery. They pair their knowledge of food and nutrition with a robust business plan to execute their vision.

Food entrepreneurs can be bakers, restaurant owners, founders of home-cooked meal startups, leaders in the processed food industry and more. They see opportunities to solve problems and develop profit-making business in the food and nutrition industry. 

A food and nutrition degree for entrepreneurs

The online nutrition degree prepares you to tackle ongoing challenges in the field. These challenges include banning plastic, managing inventory, labeling food, preparing for eCommerce and more. The food and nutrition degree also trains aspiring food and nutrition entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions. With a degree in food and nutrition, you'll be ready to revolutionize the food industry and contribute to a growing field.

What will I learn in a food entrepreneurship degree?

In this food and nutrition degree, you'll learn how to develop an online presence backed by evidence-based principles, and explore routes for innovation in food and nutrition through research and development. You'll also study a variety of topics, including:

  • Business and entrepreneurship.
  • Food manufacturing.
  • Food marketing.
  • Food service management.
  • Media and communication.
  • School nutrition.
  • Sustainability.

 

This online nutrition degree blends experiential learning into the curriculum, giving you the unique opportunity to work with specialists in the field. For instance, you can see the inner workings of restaurant ownership or work with a local farm. These practical experiences, arranged by the college, enable you to gain the expertise needed to launch food or nutrition-related startups, build professional relationships and establish a direction for your career.

After completing the food and nutrition degree, 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 our on-campus dietetics degree.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit our professional licensure page for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Does my bachelor's in nutrition say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Food and nutrition degree courses

Our well-rounded food and nutrition degree curriculum covers a range of topics. You can take courses on agriculture, food, health, leadership, management, marketing and nutrition. Coursework will help you develop transferable skills for careers in the food industry, some of which haven't been created yet.


NTR 142: Applied Food Principles


NTR 343: Food Service Purchasing


NTR 344: Nutrition Management and Leadership (L)


NTR 353: Perspectives on the Western Diet: Food, Health and Sustainability


NTR 445: Management of Food Service Systems


NTR 448: Community Nutrition (L)


NTR 455: Retail Food Service Operations


HSC 355: Eating for Lifelong Health (SB)


Lead the industry with a food and nutrition degree

Graduates from the food and nutrition degree will have the knowledge to address significant challenges in the food industry. By understanding nutrition principles and gaining business acumen, you'll be prepared for diverse roles. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Community Health Worker


Growth: 15.2 %
Salary: $42,000

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator


Growth: %
Salary:

Food Service Manager


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $34,570

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: 0.9 %
Salary: $108,790

Production Assistant


Growth: 8.1 %
Salary: $49,730

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 0.6 %
Salary: $56,590

Social Services Director


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $69,600

A degree from changemakers 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.

A degree from changemakers 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

I am a future

You are considered a first-year student 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

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.

Join one of the best schools for nutrition

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

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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