Nutrition and Food Science, B.S.

The Nutrition and Food Science major in MTSU's Department of Human Sciences is designed to train students to apply the science of human nutrition and the art and skills of food preparation to improve health of their clients. The major offers three options:

  • Dietetics
    • This option is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics, the first step required to become a registered dietitian. MTSU’s program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Community Education
    • The major in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Community Education is designed to prepare students to work in extension service, business, consumer services, and government agencies.
  • Food Industry
    • This option prepares students to work for food processors, government agencies, non-government organizations, or pursue graduate studies in food science. 
  • Nutrition and Wellness
    • With the increased awareness of the role that nutrition has on wellness, this option prepares students to work with people of all ages, cultures, and economic means, in individual and group settings, to select foods that will promote healthy body weights  and adequate nutrition throughout their life cycles.

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