Nutrition Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Includes instruction in nutritional care and education, the planning and provision of food services, the development of consumable food products, life-span nutrition and wellness, the principles of nutritional assessment, and food safety and food composition.

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Nutrition Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Nutrition?

People who choose nutrition as a major have a preference for providing care for individuals as well as for participating in a role of the medical research in their field. These people enjoy helping others and receive a feeling of satisfaction from the knowledge that they have a positive impact in the lives of other people. Nutritionists enjoy the sciences, especially biology and chemistry.

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What Courses Do Nutrition Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Nutrition majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Concepts of Nutrition Science
  • Cultural and Social Aspects of Food
  • Exercise Nutrition and Supplements
  • Experimental Food Science
  • Food Management and Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Assessment
  • Public Health Nutrition

What other majors are related to Nutrition?

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Nutrition may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: