Are you concerned about what you eat? Concerned enough to study it on a molecular level? If so, you’re a perfect fit for a degree in Nutrition Science. Students in the field of Nutrition Sciences study biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding food’s impact on our health. With the growing prominence of this science students can play a key role in raising awareness about the effects of diet and nutrition on physical health. Registered Dieticians, Sports Nutrition and Wellness Counselors, Product Developers for food manufacturers, and researchers for pharmaceutical companies are a few of the professions that Nutrition Sciences majors can work in. Here are a few of the places where your journey can begin:
Research at UNL in the emerging field of nutrigenomics investigates the potential to match a person’s genetic makeup with foods that will prevent disease.
UNL students acquire internships at Disney World, ConAgra, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln Poultry, and others
By the numbers: 64% accepted; SAT Mid—range: CR 490-660, M 520-670; ACT Mid-range: 22-28.
Most of the land grant colleges in the US have Nutrition Sciences programs, including Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, and many others. For a complete list of colleges and universities that offer Nutrition Sciences programs, search www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org.