Nutrition, healthy choices, and lifestyle dietary changes are all having an impact on the way we think about food consumption and food preparation. The links between diet, fitness, and disease prevention and management are all part of this fascinating exploration of food and its relationship to health in the 21st Century. Students will learn to examine complex relationships in the exploding field of human nutrition and food technology and what's ahead in the study of nutrition research, public health and food chemistry.
Our Nutrition Science BS degree explores the complex relationships between human nutrition and food technology, preparing you for an understanding of the connections between nutrition and chronic disease, marketing trends, and weight management—knowledge that can prepare you for graduate studies in medicine, dental medicine, occupational/physical therapy, nutrition science, and other fields.
Freshman and transfer students can apply for admissions for the fall 2019 semester.
Areas of Employment:
- Sport and Health Care fields
- Food Technology
- Research Laboratories
- Biomedical Research
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Community/Public Nutrition Services at all levels of government
- Cooperative Extension
- Global Nutrition
Anticipated Career Opportunities:
- Food Technologist
- Health and Food Safety Inspectors
- Public Health Inspectors
- Nutritional Consultant
- Fitness Consultant
- Agricultural Product Development
- Food Service Managers
- Nutraceutical Industry
Incoming Freshmen Requirements:
Applicants must meet all admission requirements for FSC. In addition to the college admission requirements, students seeking admission to the Nutrition Science BS degree are required to have completed: High School Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, High School Biology with lab, and High School Chemistry with lab.
Transfer Student Requirements:
The program is open to transfer students from accredited colleges and is designed to provide seamless transfer for students from Nassau and Suffolk Community Colleges.
Graduates will be prepared for further academic professional studies or graduate school including medical, dental, occupational/physical therapy, pharmacy, and advanced graduate study in nutrition science. The nutrition science program can also lead to admission into a one-year clinical dietetic internship leading to licensure in dietetics.
*Please note: The Nutrition Science degree does not lead to becoming a licensed dietitian after graduation. If you are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian it is vital that you understand the additional education requirements determined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This Nutrition Science degree provides a strong science and nutrition background for other allied health care settings and work in both the private and public sectors.