You’re passionate about health, and interested in how the food we eat can prevent and treat illness and disease. You want to help people live better, healthier lives by understanding how nutrients interact with the human body. Nutrition may be the major for you.
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One of UC’s newest majors, nutrition is an interdisciplinary science that requires an understanding of food production, consumption, and utilization. Students will experience relevant and exciting challenges in their pursuit of success and rewarding careers, including opportunities to conduct research or pursue an internship in the field of nutrition. Our distinctive, active learning approach promotes scholarship and social awareness.
Graduates are prepared for careers as registered dietitians, nutritionists, or nutrition educators in a variety of settings, or may pursue graduate study.
The nutrition program will prepare students for careers in the field of nutrition by introducing active and experiential learning throughout the curriculum. This science-based major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of:
The curriculum includes coursework in a variety of fields, such as biology, chemistry, psychology, and anthropology.
Graduates from UC’s nutrition program are prepared for careers as registered dietitians, nutritionists, or nutrition educators in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and more. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in nutrition, public health, or exercise science, or train to become medical professionals.
Distinctive active learning approach promotes scholarship and social awareness.