Non-R.D. Options: Careers with a Degree in Nutrition
A B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Nutrition qualifies individuals to work as nutritionists even if they have not earned their Registered Dietitian licensure by completing a dietetic internship. You can become a licensed dietician/nutritionist without getting your RD. All you need is a set of coursework (similar to a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition), at least 900 hours of supervised practice in the field of dietetics and nutrition, and pass a state licensure test. Further information on becoming a licensed dietitian/nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can be found here.
Many diverse careers exist for those with a nutrition degree. The dynamic coursework enables graduates to obtain jobs in various fields. Many careers are not specific to nutrition but may incorporate some aspects of your education.
Career opportunities for individuals who have a degree in nutrition:
Careers that require advanced degree or certification:
Private & Non-Profit Organizations that Employ Individuals with a Nutrition Degree:
A strong academic history in nutrition will make you an attractive employee to the following industries:
Government Agencies (Federal, State, County, Municipal) that Employ Individuals with a Nutrition Degree: