The Nutrition Science Program focuses on intensive study in biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of nutrition and the relationships between nutrients and human health. This program requires 19 fewer credits and is two semesters shorter than the Coordinated Program because it does not include a supervised practice component. This program allows you to choose whether you want to be a part-time student or a full-time student.
This is an accredited "Didactic Program in Dietetics," enabling graduates to apply for a dietetic internship at an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics accredited program. A graduate of this program who completes an accredited internship is eligible to take the registration examination to become a registered dietitian.
Applicants interested in pursuing the BS in Nutrition Science must first complete 60 hours of prerequisite coursework, usually in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Applicants should declare pre-nutrition as an educational goal, or transfer directly after completing the requirements.
Some programs are open to certain applicants. Prospective students in the following groups can apply for admission to this program:
- Transfer (fall only)
- Second bachelor's degree