Nutrition Science (BS)

What is A Nutrition Science (BS) Degree?

Nutrition Science is the field that has to do with what you eat, what medications/drugs you take, and your general overall health.  The basic of the science is mainly biology and chemistry, but the behavioral sciences like psychology and sociology can be important, too. Professionals in the field may work as dietitians in hospitals or clinics, as nutrition researchers for corporations, as nutrition specialists in schools or institutions, home healthcare aide, etc.

The BS degree in Nutrition Science will prepare you for many of these jobs.  If you want to be registered dietitian in your area, you may have to serve an internship as part of the program.  Also, some schools offer a variety of specialties in the field, depending on what kind of work you’d like to do. In the BS degree program, after completing general education including the basics of biology, chemistry, and psychology, you’ll study things like human metabolism, diet principles and food production, nutrition counseling, and fundamentals of human nutrition.  You may also be able to specialize in subfields like sports nutrition or community nutrition.

The videos below discuss “typical” programs, so they should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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