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Nutrition undergraduate program

The undergraduate Nutrition (BS) program at Oregon State University focuses on the role of diet and nutrition in human health.

Food is fundamentally important to human life, health and pleasure. Learn about the science of nutrition, the role of food and nutrition and how we can maximize our health by making better dietary choices.

The future demand for food, nutrition and dietetics professionals is strong. The field provides diverse career opportunities in healthcare organizations, community and public health, grocery stores, food systems and industry, restaurants, schools, and wellness and fitness, as well as media, communications and technology. Private practice and self-employment in the field continues to grow as graduates design new and exciting career directions.

This is a great time to study nutrition at our college — we are home to world-class researchers and the new Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, named for Northwest leaders in whole grain foods Bob and Charlee Moore of Bob’s Red Mill.

Major options include

Internship

Dietetic Internship at Oregon State University (OSUDI)
OSUDI is a non-credit, non-degree, post-baccalaureate program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to take the RD registration exam.

Career options

*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify or certify for employment.

  • Community nutrition
  • Dietician*
  • Education*
  • Farm-to-table coordinator
  • Fitness and wellness centers
  • Food industry
  • Food, equipment, purchasing sales consultant
  • Foodservice purchasing manager
  • Grocery store nutritionist
  • Healthcare: hospitals, clinics, rehab centers
  • Medical or dental careers
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physical therapy
  • Private practice
  • Restaurant, school, healthcare or college/university foodservice director/manager
  • Sustainable foodservice consultant