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The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is housed within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. Nutrition Science is an upper-division program. This means students are required to have 60 college credits before beginning the program in the fall term. During your first- and sophomore years of college, you will complete the program prerequisite courses along with introductory courses and electives you may need for a second major, minor or intended graduate studies. You will apply to the program spring term of your sophomore year, or after completing roughly 45 college credits. Students may be in the process of completing all required credits and admission requirements when applying to SHRS.  

High school and transfer students interested in an SHRS undergraduate major will apply to the University through the Office of Admissions. Most students begin their studies in the freshman-entry Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Remember to select a Guaranteed Admission Program on your application and reach out to the SHRS Enrollment Team to discuss your path ahead! 

Program Summary
60 credits required to begin program (see prerequisite courses); 120 total credits required to graduate Program starts fall term only

2 years (4 terms) completed at junior and senior year level

Average class size: varies






Career Outlook

Nutrition Science graduates will be able to implement the knowledge and skills learned in the program to various positions within the food industry, public policy, public health, and research. This may include working on food and nutrition labeling laws, creating better food products and supplements and helping to educate others about the importance of nutrition. In addition, graduates of the Nutrition Science program will be prepared to further their education in the health professions including professional graduate programs in medicine, physician assistant studies, and dentistry among others.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Nutrition Programs' aims are to educate and empower faculty and students to cultivate a diverse profession that integrates science into the social and cultural environment of all individuals and groups they engage, leading to a more holistic approach to eating and overall health.

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) is committed to action-oriented policies to address inequity and create a more welcoming, accessible and inclusive school for our students, faculty, staff and friends in the community. We believe that there are systemic problems that require complex solutions, and we are dedicated to developing and implementing those solutions in order to create not only a more equitable academic environment but also a more equitable health care system, which we believe can be done through the education of the next generation of health care leaders. For more information on the SHRS diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and resources, click here