Majors & Programs of Study

Human Nutrition

Recognizing the critical role of nutrition to all human endeavors, nutrition students combine their personal or professional interests with knowledge to provide sound, science-based principles, theories, and applications. The nutrition program prepares students for a number of nutrition related careers or entrance into a graduate program upon completion. Additionally, the program promotes wellness by offering courses to compliment a variety of other disciplines, especially those related to health and human services, and athletics.

POINTS of DISTINCTION

  • High acceptance rate into graduate programs, including those that prepare students to become Registered Dietitians.
  • Opportunity to participate in undergraduate research projects.
  • Opportunity to participate in service learning within the discipline.
  • Opportunities for leadership, service and social activities through our student club.
  • Professionally qualified instructors.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Health educator, Consultant, Corporate wellness consultant, Dietary aide, Dietary director, Dietary manager, Dietetic technician, Extension service, Fitness center director, Food service manager, Marketer for food/pharmaceutical company, Media spokesperson, Nutrition researcher, Product development, Weight loss specialist, Writer for food/heath magazine; with further education an undergraduate degree in nutrition could also lead to the following careers: Registered dietitian,Certified diabetes educator, Certified dietary manager, College/ University professor, Private practice dietitian, and any allied health field (doctor, dentist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, pharmacist, etc.)

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

The Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science is located in the General Classroom Building. Students have access to professional faculty and staff, foods lab, living room and a dietary analysis computer program.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Kappa Omicron Nu (Honor Society)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alumni Spotlight

Name: Holland Peck

Class of: Southern Utah University 2007
(Bachelor of Science - Nutrition Emphasis)
2008 Idaho State University
(Master’s Degree - Health Education)

Current job: Child Nutrition Specialist
Utah Department of Education

“I felt at home at SUU; more than I have at any university. The campus is beautiful, the professors are friendly and there are many valuable resources. Thank you SUU!”

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