Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition - Allied Health


The nutrition program at SUU prepares students for graduate dietetic and medical programs. All through the 3- or 4-year bachelor's program, SUU nutrition professors are deeply invested in their students’ success and advise them on career plans, mentor them, and support them in their passion to enter this growing career field. By graduation day, students are well prepared to take the next step in their nutrition career, be that graduate school or an entry-level position in the field.



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Why Choose SUU for Human Nutrition Studies? 

  • Small class size fosters relationships between students and professors where professors are more directly involved in student success.
  • Nutrition has many avenues, and with help from passionate professors and advisors and the robust Human Nutrition curriculum, students are prepared to stand out in employment and in continuing educational pursuits by learning effective communication skills, awareness and empathy, and by understanding and applying scientific principles.
  • SUU Nutrition faculty are Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and have practical experience in the field which brings unique insight and real patient case studies into the classroom.
  • 85% of our grads are accepted into advanced degree programs or work in a related field

Career Outlook for Human Nutrition Majors

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nutritionists and Dietitians can anticipate an 11 percent increase in available positions through 2030, which is faster than the average growth across all occupations.

The median annual salary for Dietitians in the U.S. is $63,090 (Utah: $57,050), and nutritionists $35,000-$45,000.

It is projected that more dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with medical conditions, the elderly, and the increasing number of people who want to improve overall health and wellness.

Entry-level positions that may be available to those holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition include:

  • Fitness Center Director
  • Nutrition Researcher
  • Marketer for food/pharmaceutical company
  • Extension service representative
  • Diet Technician
  • Food Service Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Dietary Aide

Although positions such as Registered Dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators, private practice dietitians, and any professional in the allied health field, such as physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and pharmacists need advanced education beyond the bachelor’s degree, there are some entry-level positions open to nutritionist with an undergraduate degree.

Where have SUU Human Nutrition majors been hired?

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Agriculture & Nutrition Science