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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

USA

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What will I learn?

Learn about nutrition and become an expert who can work with people to help improve health and change lives. Our program meets the accreditation requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which is needed to pursue certifications as registered dietitian-nutritionist (RD or RDN) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR or DTRN).

What Will I Learn?

The nutrition major teaches you about science, psychology, the human body and how food and nutrition can promote health and well-being. You will explore current topics and learn about culinary arts, nutrition education and counseling, nutrition status assessment, and how nutritional guidelines and medical nutrition therapy can enhance performance and quality of life. We offer a wide range of courses and activities that promote professional skill development.

You can choose between our dietetics track or food and nutrition track. The dietetics pathway is a didactic program in dietetics. This option leads to eligibility to pursue certification by the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). The food and nutrition track’s flexibility allows you to pursue other professional goals including health promotion, pre-medical and pre-health professional studies.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

We combine theory and hands-on professional training and prepare you for a wide range of nutrition-related jobs. Experiential learning is encouraged. You may choose to pursue certifications as dietetic technician, registered (DTR or DTRN) or a supervised practice program leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. With an increased focus on health and changes in demographics, the job outlook for nutrition professionals is expected to be much faster than average for all professions. Jobs you will be ready for include:

Registered dietitian-nutritionist
Registered dietetic technician
Nutrition educator
Food service manager
Food technologist
Food science careers

Community health worker
Health educator
Public health nutritionist
Wellness coach
Diabetes educator

Learn how to help people use food and nutrition to promote health and well-being, as well as manage disease and optimize quality of life. You can start the nutrition program your first semester, with courses balanced between nutrition and relevant cognates that fulfill general education requirements. As you progress, you will focus increasingly on nutrition-related coursework. We welcome transfer students and will tailor your academic plan to fit your needs.

Which department am I in?

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

School of Education, Health and Human Services

400 Sibley Hall,

101 Broad Street,

PLATTSBURGH,

New York,

12901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

For international students

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Minimum English proficiency requirements for traditional admission consideration:

TOEFL paper: >540
TOEFL internet: >76 (all subscores >16)
IELTS Academic: 6.5 (all bands > 5.9)
ELS: Completion of 112
British 'O' Level English Pass: >C
PTE (Pearson Test of English): >53
Cambridge English Scale: >180

Freshmen are encouraged to submit their applications for the fall semester by Dec. 1 and spring semester applicants by Nov. 1.

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

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