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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

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

Major code BS6474

College of Health Sciences and Professions
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.0470
Fax: 740.593.0289
johnsos1@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/

Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Contact Person , Deborah Murray, murrayd1@ohio.edu
Website: www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/food-nutrition/undergraduate/index.cfm

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

To remain active, students must also successfully earn a C (2.0) in all required courses within the retake limit. Additional elective courses may be needed to gain admission into some professional school/graduate programs.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program:

  1. Students will be able to integrate nutrition-related information and research into nutrition-related practice.
  2. Students will be able to integrate food-related information and research into food-related practice.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate effective written communication through portfolio development for professional level practice.
  4. 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.

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 (premedicine/preprofessional) is 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.