Food and Nutrition major

The study of food and nutrition includes courses in science, behavioral sciences and management strategies, with  a solid foundation in liberal studies. This major is for those who do not plan to become a registered dietitian. If you are interested in becoming a registered dietitian, see our nutrition and dietetics major.

The food and nutrition major offers students two concentrations, all of which combine coursework emphasizing the foundations of nutritional sciences with the physical and biological sciences necessary for professional practice. Nutrition in healthcare, food and wellness industries is growing rapidly, and opportunities for employment in those fields are available. 

Concentration options:

  • food and nutrition in business: There is considerable demand in the global food industry for persons who understand food and nutrition. Career opportunities include managing food service organizations, food production, food product development and marketing, culinary arts and food sales. A variety of business courses are included in this major and a hands-on practice internship is required as part of the curriculum. 
  • Wellness works with people, families and communities to enhance their quality of life. Career options include corporate wellness programs, health/fitness clubs, educational institutions, community agencies and personal training/consulting.


April Misamore '18

Our students

April Misamore '18, a food and nutrition major from Findlay, Ohio, received two back-to-back recognitions that emphasize the hard work and dedication she's put into her academics.

“We do a lot of projects and hands on things as opposed to primarily being in the classroom, so I think that was very helpful and definitely will be useful during this internship.”  >>> April's story


Explore the courses required for a

Four year plans provide guidance to completing a food and nutrition degree with concentrations in  food and nutrition in business or wellness.

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