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Nutrition Science Major (B.S.F.N.S.)

Program Overview

The nutrition science program (premedicine/preprofessional) is for those interested in a career in nutrition, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other professions.

To remain active in this program students must:

  1. maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University; and
  2. earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in all major and related required courses

Admissions Information

Note: Admission to graduate and professional programs can be very competitive, with most programs requiring a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. Completing the graduation requirements of Ohio University and nutrition program does not guarantee that students will be accepted into post-baccalaureate programs. Students must apply to and be granted acceptance into such programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to integrate nutrition-related information and research into nutrition-related practice.
  • Students will be able to integrate food-related information and research into food-related practice.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate effective written communication through portfolio development for professional level practice.
  • Students will be able to develop and implement a nutrition and wellness intervention for individuals/groups, considering the role of environment, food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Students will be able to describe basic concepts of nutritional genomics.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

    Opportunities Upon Graduation

    The nutrition science program is a pre-professional program for those interested in a career in nutrition research, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other professions. Completion of this program qualifies graduates for admission to related graduate and professional programs. Additional courses may be required for some programs. In addition, graduates can pursue employment in a food and nutrition research setting or related area.  Graduates of this program do not meet the didactic requirements to become a registered dietitian.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic Catalog

    Program Details

    Degree
    Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences
    Code
    BS6474

    Contact

    Administrative Contact

    Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences
    Jana Hovland, contact person
    hovland@ohio.edu
    Website: www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/food-nutrition/undergraduate