Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences is a solid foundation to a wide range of career opportunities in a wide range of dynamic fields of professional endeavor.

Here is a list of our degree options with many of the exciting careers chosen by our graduates:

Dietetics, Coordinated or Didactic Programs:

  • Hospitals, long-term care, and out-patient settings
  • Many specialties (pediatric, renal, diabetes, nutrition support, etc) require RD status
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • Public Health Department with state and county agencies
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Congregate Meals program
  • Private practice consultation to hospitals and long term care facilities on hourly or “job” basis
  • Client counseling for weight management, eating disorders, sports nutrition, diabetes management, etc. from either physician referrals and/or advertisements

Nutritional Sciences

  • College, university, health professional school, and culinary school
  • Teach K-12 (requires further course work)
  • Create and write curriculum for state board of education, Dairy Council, Cooperative Extension
  • Worksite wellness–teach nutrition, exercise, fitness and other health promotion to employees
  • Manage or assist with clinical protocols, interventions, or clinical trials

Nutrition in Business

  • Work with chefs or at spas
  • Consult regarding healthy choices on menu
  • Hospitals, long term care, businesses, schools (contract service management)
  • Food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, industry research and development
  • Food service and preparation industries food service contract management, food service vendor management
  • Trade Associations

Nutrition Honors

  • In addition to any of the career trajectories listed here, our honors students are uniquely situated and well prepared to undertake graduate work in the sciences, humanities, public health, or bioengineering.
  • Many of our honors students have used their educations to prepare for the rigors of medical and dental school.

International Nutrition

  • Peace Corps
  • Non-governmental organizations such as CARE, Food for the Hungry, or World Relief
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
  • US AID (Agency for International Development)
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Consulting and research collaboration

Related Health Professionals–many of our graduates use the foundational basic and applied science background they receive as Nutritional Science majors to continue their educations in a variety of health professions.

  • Chiropractor (DC)
  • Dentist (DDS)
  • Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Physician (MD or DO)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Podiatrist (DP)
  • Veterinarian (DVM)