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Nutritional Sciences

Overview

On left: nutritionist talking to young children. In the middle: a doctor. On the right: Student presenting research.

Nutritional Sciences is an exciting blend of fields including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Behavioral Health
  • Implementation/Dissemination Sciences
  • Public Health

Graduates find employment as health professionals:

  • Administrating nutrition and health promotion programs
  • Translating evidence-based science into policy and practice
  • In employee well-being programs for businesses and the general public
  • Administering food systems
  • Involved in engineering food innovation and technology
  • Addressing food insecurity and population health issues through government programs
  • Providing expertise in nutrition to the public working in diverse settings (e.g., sports fitness programs, hospitality industry, nutrition writing, and federal nutrition programs)

Nutritional Sciences offers a challenging curriculum to prepare students to apply to professional programs, such as:

  • Medical school with an in-depth understanding of nutrition as an important moderator of health
  • Graduate school for further studies in public health and biomedical specialties

Students transferring from another educational institution

Transfer students are expected to follow the application procedures for tranfser students as outlines in RIT's undergraduate catalog. The amount of transferable credit and estimated time to complete work for the BS degree are individually determined based on a student’s transcript of completed courses. A minimum grade-point average of 2.8 and grades of A or B in all required science courses are required for admission and continuation in this program.

Transfer agreements currently exist between RIT and:

The Nutritional Sciences program does not meet the educational requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that lead to eligibility to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. If interested in becoming a RDN, please go to the Dietetics and Nutrition program, which meets the ACEND requirements.

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gary.cole@rit.edu
(585) 475-6223
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