Pre-Health Profession Nutrition Majors

The foods we consume, and the nutrients and other bioactive compounds they provide, play a central role in our health and well-being. Our most common chronic health conditions are strongly linked to nutrition. In addition, we are gaining ever greater understanding of the profound impact that nutrition status has on recovery from illness. A solid understanding of nutrition science, including nutrient actions and interactions, changing needs across the human life-cycle and factors that affect access to nutritious foods, is a great asset to the work of health professionals. The Nutrition Major provides this understanding while fulfilling required course work for entry to medical, dental, PA and nursing school. 

Students planning on going to medical, dental or osteopathy school satisfy most requirements following the Nutrition and Health Sciences track. Students planning on applying to PA school satisfy most requirements following the Nutrition and Health Sciences or Nutrition and Society track. Students planning on applying to post-grad nursing programs, such as accelerated B.S. in Nursing or Nurse Practitioner programs, as well as other types of professional medical programs, do well following the Nutrition and Society track. 

Other medical professions that nutrition majors can consider:

● Pharmacist  ● Acupuncturist  ● Biomedical researcher  ● X-ray Technician  ● Ultra-sonographer  ● Athletic Trainer  ● Genetic Counselor  ● Chiropractor  ● Naturopath