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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science

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Acquire the nutritional knowledge and skills to improve the health and well-being of people across the human lifecycle. Nutrition Science focuses on how food plays a vital role in our overall health and the management and prevention of disease.

Our faculty are all Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) with years of experience in the real-world application of evidence-based science and research in a variety of settings.

The undergraduate program in Nutrition Science provides a solid foundation for career opportunities in business and industry, food and nutrition management, public policy, and public health positions. The degree’s curriculum also offers the flexibility to fulfill prerequisite coursework for graduate education in almost any health-related professional program such as medicine, physician assistant studies, dental medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or public health.

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs). For students desiring to become RDNs, please refer to the Dietitian Nutritionist Program information.

SHRS' undergraduate program in Nutrition Science is named one of the top ten Nutrition programs in the nation! BachelorsDegreeCenter.org calls Pitt’s Nutrition programming one of the best in the nation. Pitt Nutrition is also ranked #11 on College Factual's list of Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Programs.

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About

Nutrition Science can lead to a broad range of job opportunities and provide a strong base of nutritional knowledge to prepare students for many professional graduate programs. Learn more about the variety of career paths available to graduates with a Nutrition Science degree.

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Admission

Understanding how food affects the human body requires a background in sciences. View the admission requirements and course prerequisites for the Nutrition Science program.

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Curriculum

Students in the program will learn about the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of disease and nutritional needs throughout the human life cycle. View the Nutrition Science program curriculum and required coursework.