What will I learn?

Students in the Southern Utah University nutrition program choose between the pre-dietetic track or the allied health track depending on their specific career goals. The nutrition program at SUU prepares students for graduate dietetic and medical programs. All through the four-year program, SUU nutrition professors are deeply invested in their students’ success and advise them on career plans, mentor them, and support them in their passion to enter this growing career field. By graduation day, students are well prepared to take the next step in their nutrition career, be that graduate school or an entry-level position in the field.

Nutrition Studies at SUU

The SUU nutrition program is highly experiential and students have many opportunities to use skills learned in the classroom in the real world. The Nutrition Assessment class provides students with the experience of having a nutrition assessment completed on themselves while providing that service to others. Students take measurements of body fat, calorie intake, and other such calculations to devise nutrition care plans tailored to individuals’ specific needs. The Community Nutrition course provides students with opportunities to learn from and serve local nutrition programs, such as homeless shelters, food pantries, and other human service organizations. The Food Preparation and Food Science classes provide students cooking experiences in SUU kitchen labs.

Bachelor Degrees

BS in Human Nutrition - Allied Health
BS in Human Nutrition - Pre-Dietetics

Minors

Human Nutrition Minor

Additional Nutrition Resources

Upper Division Courses For Nutrition Students
How to Find a Graduate Program
B.S. Nutrition Jobs
Nutrition Experiences

Why Choose SUU for Nutrition Studies?

Every professor in the Southern Utah University Nutrition program is a Registered Dietitian. Students learn from experienced professionals who are active in the Nutrition field.
Nutrition students have opportunities to plan and implement expansive Nutrition projects in the local Cedar City and regional Southern Utah area.
SUU’s nutrition program has high graduate, dietetic, and pre-med program placement.

Career and Salary Potential for Nutrition Graduates

Although positions such as Registered Dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators, private practice dietitians, and any professional in the allied health field, such as physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and pharmacists need advanced education beyond the bachelor’s degree, there are some entry-level positions open to nutritionist with an undergraduate degree.

Entry-level positions that may be available to those holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition include:

Diet Technician
Food Service Manager
Health Educator
Dietary Aide
Fitness Center Director
Nutrition Researcher
Marketer for food/pharmaceutical company
Extension service representative

Which department am I in?

Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,822.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering

351 W. University Blvd.,

CEDAR CITY,

Utah,

84720, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT minimum score 71; TOEFL paper based minimum score 525; IELTS 6.0.

For international students

Record of courses taken and grades received from each high school, Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement.

TOEFL IBT 71

IELTS 6.0

iTEP Academic 4.2

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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