The B.S. in nutrition is a pathway to a career as a dietitian, nutritionist, health educator while it also provides excellent preparation for other professions in the health sciences, such as physicians, physician assistants, dentists, osteopaths, nurses, naturopaths and biomedical researchers.

UMass Amherst nutrition students follow one of three tracks, each designed for students with different interests and career goals: dietetics, nutrition and health sciences, nutrition and society.

Students on all three tracks complete a core of science courses that provides a foundation for understanding the relationship between nutrition health and disease. They also complete a core of nutrition courses in which they learn about: the actions, interactions and balance of nutrients and other bioactive compounds; foods and their nutritional content; changes in nutrient needs across the life span; nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease; nutrition science research and communication; social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that influence consumption choices and access to foods.

Nutrition is a major with exciting, innovative career opportunities.