Nutrition Science

College of Health and Human Sciences

The Nutrition Science major provides a foundation to pursue careers that improve lives, prevent diseases, promote health, and make a difference. What you eat not only has the ability to promote health, it also influences your risk of many diseases. Students who major in Nutrition Science develop a knowledge base in science and nutrition to understand and explore the relationship between what we eat and health. Courses specific to this major emphasize the fundamentals of nutrition, the metabolism of nutrients in health and disease, and nutrition science research.

Nutrition Science Website

Plan of Study

 

Contact Information


hhsundergrad@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8533

Careers

Nutrition Science is excellent for pursuing pre-medicine (pre-med), pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary, pre-public health, pre-law, and graduate school.

With a bachelor's degree, students pursue careers that promote health through research, communication, sales, and/or service. Examples include working in a university, industry (food, agricultural, pharmaceutical), government agency or nonprofit organization.


Related Career Interests

Healthcare Services

Science and Research