Health Sciences : Nutritional Sciences
What is Health Sciences : Nutritional Sciences?
The Nutritional Sciences concentration provides a unique nutrition-focused pathway for students majoring in Health Sciences who are interested in learning more about the important relationship between nutrition, exercise, and wellness. This program is one of the few in the country to offer a degree that merges the areas of fitness and nutrition into one major. The Nutritional Sciences concentration allows you to consider how the areas are interrelated and how best to educate individuals, communities and entire populations to improve overall health and wellness.
The University of Cincinnati has established academic success criteria for first-year applicants to bachelor's degree programs. All students are encouraged to apply. Please visit High School Student Admissions for more information about first-year student admission requirements.
Upon graduation, students will be well prepared for a career in the growing health and wellness industry. A degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Nutritional Sciences will provide a wide variety of career opportunities such as:
- Health and wellness
- Weight management
- Educaiton and research
- Community fitness and health
- Business and industry
- Public and private recreation
Graduate Education Opportunities
The scientific foundation of the Nutritional Sciences concentration within the Health Sciences major will allow students to pursue graduate degrees in a variety of science-based graduate programs. With the selection of the appropriate level of coursework, students can apply for graduate programs in the following areas:
- Nutritional Sciences program (MS)
- Physical Therapy program (DPT)
- Occupational Therapy program (MOT)
- Athletic Training program (MSAT)
- Health Promotion or Public Health programs (MA, MS, or PhD)
- Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics programs (MS or PhD)
- Health Administration or Informatics programs (MHA or MHI)
Students can work with their academic advisor to determine which courses are required for entry into each graduate program. Many graduates can work in or start small businesses in fitness and health or work in facilities that offer organized programs for people who want to maintain or improve their overall health and wellness. Students can earn certifications to become a fitness trainer, which would pair well with the nutrition and exercise coursework.
Advisors will be there to help you at every step of your academic journey. If you have advising related questions, please visit the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Academic Advising.
If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Cincinnati (including UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont), but want to change your major to one in the College of Allied Health Sciences, please visit Transition Students for more information.
Application deadlines can be found at Admissions Deadlines.