Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Nutrition Sciences
Make nutrition the strength of your healthcare career aspirations.
Whether your goal is a career in medicine or becoming an expert in food for health, specializing in nutritional sciences will help you understand metabolism, how nutrients influence health and disease and the potential for a healthy diet to improve lives.
Science-Based Nutrition Focus
The foundation of the Nutrition Sciences specialization is the physical and biological science-based curriculum, with a strong emphasis on human nutrition and its impact on health and wellness.
Throughout your education, you will:
- Learn and get a deep understanding of how the body utilizes nutrients to promote health
- Be competitively prepared for graduate school in biomedical sciences, nutrition and public health.
- Get valuable training for professions in the medical, allied health, dental, optometry and pharmacology fields.
Nutrition Training in Real-World Scenarios
Put your nutrition science education to work and participate in internships for real-world experience
Conduct research alongside renowned faculty or design your own study under their expert guidance
Get a richer experience by joining nutrition-focused student organizations such as the Food and Nutrition Forum
Learn nutrition and health through global service-learning trips increasing your cultural awareness and understanding
Our graduates often go on to pursue professional or graduate degrees in:
- Physician Assistant
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Biomedical science
- Public health
With a BS in Human Nutrition, you are qualified for careers such as:
- Research technician
- Nutritional scientist
- Health and wellness educator
Coursework: Human physiology, human nutrition, macronutrients, micronutrients, organic chemistry, microbiology and the human experience, research methods in nutrition
Course requirements: University requirements (55-61 hours), science requirement (26-28 hours), major requirements (19-21 hours), electives (10-20 hours)
Other requirements: Professional internship
Academic opportunities: Food and Nutrition Forum, study abroad, Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum, Ohio State Denman Undergraduate Research Forum