Nutrition Science incorporates many components of physical, life, and social sciences with chemistry, biology, microbiology, genetics, and psychology. These areas are applied to the study of how nutrients and food affect health, and how individuals and communities make health-related decisions.
Given the significant roles that nutrition plays in the prevention, management, and treatment of many of today’s most common health problems, knowledge of the discipline is important for any healthcare professional.
This program fulfills prerequisites for medical, dental, and pharmacy schools, as well as other health professional programs like optometry and physical therapy.
Applied Nutrition focuses on programming or public health initiatives of healthy eating and health-related activities necessary for improving the quality of life. This program fulfills prerequisites for physician assistant and accelerated nursing programs that do not require physics and typically require less chemistry.
Our degree pathways do not lead directly to dietetic internships or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certifications. If you are interested in graduate school, be sure to check individual program requirements against our curriculum.