Nutrition and Food Science

 

Why Choose Nutrition?

Job Opportunities: The field of nutrition is growing, with a projected 16% increase in jobs for dietitians and nutritionists through 2024 as a result of the role of food in preventing and treating illnesses, such as diabetes. More dietitians will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health. An aging population will boost the demand for dietitians in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The demand for nutrition managers is strong. The fastest growing segment is in the area of eldercare. Nutrition managers in schools will need expertise in child nutrition programs.

Great Pay: Median annual earnings of dietitians and nutritionists was $63,700 in 2015.  According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, median annual income for registered dietitians in 2015 varied by practice area as follows: $77,000 in consultation and business; $78,000 in food and nutrition management; $80,000 in education and research; $60,300 in inpatient/$62,400 in outpatient; $59,000 in long-term care; and $56,000 in community nutrition.  As with any profession, salaries and fees vary by region of the country, years of practice, employment settings, scope of responsibility, and supply of RDNs.

Exciting Career Options: Our students have career options in healthcare, clinical management, counseling, community outreach, business/ private practice, government, hospital/school/correctional food-service management, consulting services, academia, and research.

Challenging Field: Our ACEND-accredited curriculum is firmly based in chemistry, physiology, nutrition, dietetics, food science, food and nutrition communication, and nutrition and food-service management. We will prepare you for all the nutrition field has to offer! Student Success Map 

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