Health Sciences - Nutritional Sciences

The Health Sciences - 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.

Admissions Information for....

High School Students

Please visit UC Admissions for information about applying to the university as a high school student (also applies to students who have yet to attend a college or university). 

Transfer Students

Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED and have attended a college or university other than the University of Cincinnati since earning their high school credentials are consdiered transfer students.

Please visit UC Admissions for information about applying to the university as a transfer student. 

Transition Students

Students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate programs in other University of Cincinnati colleges (including UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont), but want to change their program (transition) to the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) are considered transition students.

Please visit Academic Advising for more information on applying to one of our programs as a transition student

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
  • Education and research
  • Community fitness and health
  • Business and industry
  • Public and private recreation
  • Media

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. 

Being a student at the University of Cincinnati means that you get to enjoy the perks of a top research university with a unique urban campus with a diverse and vibrant student life experience.

The student life experience is enriched by the University of Cincinnati’s over 600 student organizations. There is truly something for everyone here.

In the College of Allied Health Sciences, each major has at least one academic student organization. These organization’s allow students to get more engaged with the profession, attend conferences and get involved in the community.

Health Sciences majors are able to join the following academic student organizations.  

The University of Cincinnati has a vareity of scholarship opportunitites: 

You can also visit UC's Financial Aid Office for additional questions about tuititon, loans, and other opportunities. 

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

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Kelsey Huelse

Admissions Counselor, College of Allied Health Sciences