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Applied Nutrition - Culinary Nutrition


About the Program
One of three concentrations in the Applied Nutrition, Culinary Nutrition graduates receive a bachelor of science. The Applied Nutrition-Culinary Nutrition concentration is for students interested in school nutrition, child nutrition, institutional wellness, and food-service management. Schools and universities employ those with a school nutrition background. Graduates are also prepared to work in other institutions, and to pursue careers in the food-service industry. Graduates are also prepared for graduate study in nutrition, food-service management, and other areas. Students who complete this concentration qualify for a variety of School Nutrition Association (SNA) certifications. They can also, with the addition of field experience, fulfill SNA credentialing requirements to become a school nutrition specialist.


Overview of Coursework
Students pursuing any of the nutrition programs can expect to take courses that cover the topics below. For the most up to date details on curriculum and credit hours, go online to Ohio University's Undergraduate Catalog.

  • Introduction to food systems
  • Science of food
  • Experimental foods
  • Quantity food production
  • Professional development
  • Lifespan nutrition
  • Nutrient metabolism
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Nutrition in the community
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Genetics


Admission requirements to the Applied Nutrition programs are the same as those for admission to Ohio University in general. No special prerequisites need to be met prior to declaring a major in Applied Nutrition program-Culinary Nutrition.  Candidates are encouraged, however, to begin the program early in their college careers. High school chemistry and biological science courses also are strongly recommended. For information on admission to Ohio University for both freshmen and transfer students, go online to Ohio University Admissions.


Graduate Requirement
Students in the program must maintain a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.0 (C) and must also earn a 2.0 or better in all required courses within the major.


Program Contact

Nutrition Programs Contact

Deborah Murray, MS, RD, LD.
Associate Professor
Grover Center E329
(740) 593-4498



Links & Downloads


Atrium Cafe food-preparation lab and eatery


WellWorks nutrition and fitness center


Adult Nutrition Treatment Program


Food Science Lab


Sensory Analysis Lab


Test Kitchen


Edison Biotechnology Institute