Career Opportunities

What can I do with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences?

Nutrition has a wide spectrum of application in the world today. The following are some areas where nutrition serves as either primary or preparatory education:
  • Dietetics, including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition education, food service management, business, and media
  • Medicine and other related health professions requiring a solid background in the sciences and general humanities
  • Food industry and Dietary Supplement Industry, including product development, entrepreneurism, management, and research
  • Nutrition education, teaching both at an academic level as well as through community outreach programs
  • Health and human services, serving cities and communities through food-related organizations or programs
  • International nutrition, working with nutrition issues related to hunger, food policy, and food safety in third-world countries
  • Nutritional research, incorporating knowledge from disciplines such as chemistry, biology, genetics, physiology, psychology, and sociology

What can I do with an MS or Ph.D. Degree in Nutritional Sciences?

The following are selected examples of positions held by recent advanced degree graduates of our department:
  • Academia: Tenure track faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, the University of Rhode Island, The University of Georgia, Arizona State University and Springfield College plus post-doctoral positions in prestigious institutions including Harvard Medical School, Yale University, Linus Pauling Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Health Care Industries: Director of Nutritional Services, Dietitian - Private Practice, Hospital or other Health Care Facility, Nutrition Education, Food Service, Outpatient Nutrition Services, Research, Administration.
  • Government: Nutritionist - State Department of Health, Nutrition Educator - State Department of Education, WIC Director, School Nutritionist, Nutrition Education and Training, Nutrition Policy and Planning, Research, Administration.
  • Food Industry and Dietary Supplement Industry: Product Development, Quality Control, Marketing and Sales, Scientist/Research Specialist, Administration, Production Management, Production/Owner and Operator.

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