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Influence Health and Wellness with a B.S. in Nutrition

Do you have an interest in food and health? If so, consider a degree in nutrition. This degree leads to numerous career paths in public health, the food industry as a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), corporate wellness or graduate studies to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and others.

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Prepare for Industry Credentials

Whether you want to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and immediately enter the field or pursue graduate school, the bachelor’s degree in nutrition prepares you with the knowledge you need to advance. With a curriculum encompassing anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, food science, nutrition genomics, food service operations and medical nutrition therapy, you’ll be well-equipped for graduate programs and the CDM exam. You’ll also earn your ServSafe certification before you graduate.

Benefit from Strong Ties to Top Graduate Schools

TROY has strong associations with top graduate programs to allow qualified students to move seamlessly into graduate school and earn the RDN in only five years. Becoming an RDN will enable you to work in many different settings and roles, such as a clinical dietitian in healthcare settings and a community dietitian in schools and health departments.
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B.S. in Nutrition Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, your coursework for the bachelor’s degree in nutrition can include:

Nutrition Degree Program Locations

Get the flexibility you need by earning your bachelor's degree in nutrition online or in a blended online/on-campus format. For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

A Nutrition Degree Program with Diverse Learning Experiences

In TROY’s program, you’ll learn through a variety of experiences, such as hands-on projects and labs, guest lectures and virtual presentations. You’ll learn the fundamentals of assessing community health needs by designing and conducting a community nutrition project. You’ll also learn food service systems through field experience in front-of-house and back-of-house operations, allowing you to obtain ServSafe certification close to home.

TROY’s bachelor’s degree in nutrition program also includes an internship course that gives you 135 hours of experience in food service, community nutrition or sports nutrition. These learning experiences provide a strong foundation for careers in nutrition immediately after graduation or in your future role as an RDN.
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Careers in Nutrition

Bachelor's in nutrition jobs include positions in food service, public health and corporate wellness. The B.S. in nutrition also prepares you for graduate study to become a registered dietitian or nutritionist.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Teresa Johnson

Dr. Teresa Johnson

Dr. Johnson has over 35 years of clinical practice in dietetics in a variety of healthcare settings. She has a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers University and a master’s in nutrition from Auburn University. Her research interests include nutrition support, nutrition assessment and dietary supplements. Dr. Johnson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) and holds a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN).
Aimee McDonough

Aimee McDonough

Aimee McDonough, MS, RDN/LD has 5 years of clinical practice experience in rehabilitation and certifications in Obesity and Weight Management. She has a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Alabama.

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FAQ About the Nutrition Degree

Learn more about the field of nutrition and our program.
What can you do with a nutrition degree?
A nutrition degree can open up different career opportunities depending on your level of education and goals. If you want to be a registered dietitian or nutritionist, you’ll need a master’s degree. Master’s degree programs prepare you to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam, demonstrating your competence in dietetics and nutrition.

If you’re not interested in graduate study and want to enter the workforce immediately, bachelor’s in nutrition jobs can be found in the healthcare, government, public health and corporate sectors. The TROY nutrition degree program provides ample opportunities to gain experience in community health, food service and nutrition assessment, preparing you for careers that include health educator, food service director, food safety auditor and community health worker. You’ll also be prepared to sit for the ServSafe and certified dietary manager's exams, which certify you to manage food service operations in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other settings.
Can you get a nutrition degree online?
Yes, you can earn a nutrition degree online. TROY offers a bachelor’s degree in nutrition online with the option to take in-person courses on any TROY campus.
How long does a nutrition degree take?
If you attend full time and take courses over the summer, you can complete TROY’s nutrition degree program in three years.
Is a nutrition degree worth it?
If you are interested in helping people lead healthy lives, a nutrition degree is worth it. The demand for dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 7% through 2032, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
How does TROY’s B.S. in nutrition program prepare me for graduate school?
TROY’s nutrition degree program includes rigorous coursework, internships and hands-on projects that give you experience working in the field, setting you apart on applications for master’s programs.

TROY’s B.S. in nutrition program is designed to meet as many graduate program requirements as possible. TROY has strong associations with top graduate programs, allowing many of our graduates to smoothly transition to graduate school. Some of our graduates are able to complete their M.S. in nutrition with an internship via 100% remote education.

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