WSU has the only nutrition education major in Utah with options to concentrate in Integrative or Sports Nutrition. Other institutions in the state focus on food, consumer, or nutrition science and/or medical dietetics.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Education
Our BS in Nutrition Education prepares you for graduate studies or careers in research laboratories, athletic and health clubs and more.
Why Choose Nutrition Education at WSU?
What You'll Learn
All nutrition education majors study nutrition for food values, diet design, health, cultural sensitivity, lifespan, fitness and current issues. Your studies will also be tailored to your area of concentration.
In this concentration, which can be completed fully online, you’ll study several nutrition topics related to sustainable cooking, the lifespan, fitness, and current issues, as well as, integrate your knowledge and expertise by completing elective courses in selected related disciplines like botany, child and family studies, communications, exercise and sport science, health, microbiology, physical education, psychology and/or professional sales.
In this concentration, you’ll study sports nutrition, diet therapy, advanced human nutrition, anatomy, physiology, chemistry and other related subjects in athletic training, exercise and sport science, physical education and/or psychology.
What You Can Do
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of graduate and doctoral programs.
In addition, you’ll be prepared for employment in an integrative nutrition field. Many organizations regularly employ graduates with nutrition education degrees.
Declare Your Major
Students may declare this major starting summer 2017. Please contact Rachel Brock (801-626-6696; firstname.lastname@example.org) for advisement if you want to start taking the correct courses now.
- A total of 120 credit hours required for graduation; 60 of which must be for this major. This includes 12-17 credit hours of required general education requirements. A total of 40 upper division credit hours are required for graduation with 29-30 upper division hours possible within the required courses for the major track options.
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 must be earned in all courses required for this major. The overall GPA must be 2.0 or better. No more than one D is acceptable.