Nutrition Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS) Program By Oregon State University | Top Universities

Nutrition Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Nutrition Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Oregon State University

Oregon State University - Main Campus, Corvallis, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Scholarships No
The undergraduate Nutrition (BS) program at Oregon State University focuses on the role of diet and nutrition in human health. Food is fundamentally important to human life, health and pleasure. Learn about the science of nutrition, the role of food and nutrition and how we can maximize our health by making better dietary choices. The future demand for food, nutrition and dietetics professionals is strong. The field provides diverse career opportunities in healthcare organizations, community and public health, grocery stores, food systems and industry, restaurants, schools, and wellness and fitness, as well as media, communications and technology. Major options include Dietetics Nutrition and Health Sciences Nutrition and Foodservice Systems DIETETICS Dietitians provide guidance to the public and healthcare teams regarding nutritional needs and healthy food choices. By completing this option, accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you will be eligible for an internship and prepared to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTR). Our graduates consistently exceed the national average for placement into accredited internships and for passing the RD exam the first time. NUTRITION AND HEALTH SCIENCES If you are interested in studying the scientific basis of nutrition for a career in medicine and the health sciences or in nutrition science research, with a focus on the prevention of chronic disease, consider this option. Tracks within the option will allow you to specifically focus and prepare for careers in medicine and the allied health sciences or for academia and/or health-related research. With an education in nutrition science, you have many career options due to the growth and aging of our population, the focus on prevention of obesity and other chronic diseases, as well as a growing emphasis on health, nutrition and wellness. NUTRITION AND FOODSERVICE SYSTEMS The Nutrition and Foodservice Systems option will prepare you for a professional career directing foodservice operations that focus on serving healthy menu options and using local ingredients. Foodservice opportunities exist in both non-commercial operations including schools, universities and healthcare as well as others in the retail environment; all are striving to meet the consumer demand for healthier food options. This program integrates coursework taken at Oregon State and the Culinary Arts program at Linn-Benton Community College. Career options Community nutrition Dietician Education Farm-to-table coordinator Fitness and wellness centers Food industry Food, equipment, purchasing sales consultant Foodservice purchasing manager Grocery store nutritionist Healthcare: hospitals, clinics, rehab centers Medical or dental careers Nurse practitioner Physical therapy Private practice Restaurant, school, healthcare or college/university foodservice director/manager Sustainable foodservice consultant

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