Health Sciences : Nutritional Sciences


Why study Health Sciences : Nutritional Sciences?

The University of Cincinnati offers a unique Nutritional Sciences track within the Health Sciences major that provides you with a nutrition-focused pathway allowing you to explore 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 track 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.

You’ll have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art nutrition assessment and health science labs that provide you with opportunities to assess body composition, resting energy expenditure, and diet quality.  Additionally, you’ll learn from faculty members whose research expertise includes nutrition, biochemistry, exercise, and medical nutrition therapy.

Admission Requirements

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 -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 Health Sciences -Nutritional Sciences curriculum will also give you the option to pursue graduate degrees in a variety of science-based graduate programs. With the selection of the appropriate level of coursework and completion of proper pre-requisite courses, students can apply for graduate programs in areas such as:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • 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.  

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 considered transfer students. Please visit UC Admissions for information about applying to the university as a Transfer Student. 

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

Application deadlines can be found at Admissions Deadlines.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Kelsey Huelse
Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267
(513) 558-0260

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