Nutrition

Undergraduate Program

Study nutrition for a fresh take on food.

 Corvallis

A holistic view of human nutrition

A balanced diet is one of the most powerful ways to get and manage health. With an Oregon State bachelor of science degree in nutrition, you’ll have the opportunity to equip others with that power.

As a nutrition major, you’ll get up close and personal with macro and micro nutrients, but also learn to take a holistic approach that considers behavioral and social contexts.

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Sample nutrition courses

  • Community nutrition
  • Communications in dietetics
  • Issues in nutrition and health
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Nutrition through the lifecycle
  • Nutrition and social marketing

As a nutrition major at Oregon State, you’ll...

  • Understand the behaviors and social factors behind dietary choices.
  • Learn how food can help manage diseases and reduce the risk of others.
  • Create healthy meals and menus using local ingredients.
  • Practice counseling individuals who want to improve their overall health.
  

Oregon State University offers the only didactic program in dietetics in Oregon.

Nutrition major options

Each option within the nutrition major aligns with various careers in food and nutrition.

Nutrition and dietetics club

Nutrition and dietetics club

Join the Nutrition and Dietetics Club to learn more about a career in nutrition and dietetics, volunteer in the community, and educate your community about health and nutrition.

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Galen Bizovi


Through a paid summer fellowship program, nutrition students work in communities across Oregon to improve health, nutrition and the food environment.

Dietetics student Galen Bizovi worked with the Master Preserver Program and learned about community outreach and social marketing campaigns.

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From nutrition to medical school

The nutrition and health sciences option is a great stepping stone on your way to a physician assistant program, medical school or pharmacy school.

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What will you do with a nutrition degree?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dietetics and nutrition jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Study nutrition for careers in:

*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.

  • Community nutrition
  • Dietetics*
  • Eating disorder treatment
  • Farm-to-table coordinator
  • Fitness and wellness centers
  • Food production industry
  • Foodservice purchasing
  • Grocery store nutrition
  • Hospitals, clinics, rehab centers
  • Nursing*
  • Nutrition education*
  • Sustainable foodservice
  • Wellness/prevention programs

Dana Bean, '19

Dana Bean, ‘19
CPHHS dietetic intern at the University of Northern Colorado


“There is a lot of different information out there about nutrition, and everyone has an opinion. I wanted to go to the source of truth and find out what is actually true."

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