Nutrition Track/Nutrition, BS

Sutton Scholar students enrolled in FDNT 143 on a grocery store tour

Our program is a recipe for professional success

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition achieved through the pursuit of the Nutrition Track provides you with a lot of flexibility to tailor your study in nutrition to meet your professional interests. Required selection of a minor, certificate, or double/dual major in another discipline prepares you for a career that combines nutrition with specialization in public health, community nutrition, foodservice administration, exercise science, communications, biology, chemistry, business, political science, sustainability studies, or other numerous majors or minors at IUP! With a required undergraduate internship, Nutrition Track graduates also acquire valuable volunteer work experience as part of their degree requirements. Graduates of the Nutrition Track, like the Dietetics Track, are also well-prepared for further education with graduate studies, or to apply for ACEND-accredited Dietitian-Nutritionist Programs

 

IUP has educated more than 1,000 dietitians and nutritionists over the past 30 years.

Graduates of the Nutrition Track will:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of food, nutrition, and behavioral sciences.
  • Acquire the ability to apply these theories utilizing problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to improve the quantity and quality of food and nutrition for people now and in the future
  • Understand relationships among academic disciplines (i.e., the natural sciences, including chemistry, physiology, and biochemistry) and apply these scientific principles to the practice of nutrition and dietetics
  • Translate the role of nutrients and healthy food preparation for health and well-being
  • Provide effective nutrition education to individuals and groups
  • Know the roles, responsibilities, and competencies needed by therapeutic, administrative, and community dietitians
  • Exhibit leadership and team-building skills
  • Understand science and technology in order to perform effectively in the workplace and as citizens in a world increasingly shaped by technology and faced with social dilemmas stemming from scientific advances
  • Utilize appropriate technologies within the discipline
  • Think critically, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, analyze information, make decisions, and solve problems in a rapidly changing nation and world
  • Be able to work with diverse populations in a global economy
  • Continue in lifelong learning
  • Meet the basic requirements for graduate study in nutrition and related areas