General Nutrition Track
The General Nutrition Track provides a strong knowledge base and fundamental understanding of nutrition principles supported by a wide range of approved electives in chemistry, statistics, genetics, nutritional biochemistry, microbiology, and psychology to prepare for careers in community nutrition, sports nutrition, education, public health/ service or as technical representatives in the nutrition, health, food and allied industries.
The goal of this curriculum is to give students a broad education in the nutritional sciences in preparation for a variety of career opportunities.
- Degree: B.S. Nutrition
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
The secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate may be obtained in conjunction with the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, General Nutrition Track. There are three subject areas available for teacher certification through this degree: Biology/Life Science (grades 8-12), Chemistry (grades 8-12), and Science (grades 8-12).
Students must also complete the Secondary Education (SEED) minor through the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the School of Education and Human Development. Students interested in teacher certification should contact the teacher certification advisor for more information.
Career Options in General Nutrition
The Nutrition major prepares students for teaching positions, corporate wellness positions, health promotion programs, the food industry, public health programs, pharmaceutical sales, clinical dietetics, medical and research laboratories, biotechnology firms, government agencies and related fields.
|Job Title||Description||Average Salary|
|High School Science Teacher||Instruct high school students in biology/life science, chemistry or general science curriculum.||$48,000|
|Extension Program Specialist||Develop materials and focus on outreach to better educate local communities on proper nutrition.||$45,000|
|Dietary Specialist||Promote healthy lifestyles by guiding people to smart food choices and activities.||$61,000|
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