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 and health. 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; the science of food selection and preparation; nutrition science research and communication; social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that influence consumption choices and access to foods.

The B.S. in nutrition is a pathway to a career as a dietitian, nutritionist or 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.

Learn more by exploring the pages for each track.