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Nutritional Sciences


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)

Planning pre-med? Meet your pre-med requirements with a Nutrition Sciences degree!

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. You can meet pre-med requirements with a Nutritional Sciences degree.
  • Graduate school for further studies in public health and biomedical specialties

Students transferring from another educational institution

To transfer to RIT follow the application procedures outlined here. Your transcript will be individually evaluated to identify how many credits can transfer and to estimate the time required to complete your BS degree. Admission to Nutritional Sciences requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 and grades of B- or higher in all required science courses.

Studied at these schools? Click your logo to see how to get your 4-year degree at RIT.



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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