Nutrition & Dietetics

Bachelor of Science

“The nutrition and dietetics program is a great track taught by very experienced professors,” said Megan Scutti ’15, a retail dietitian for Shop Rite supermarkets. “I feel that in every class, I received the best advice that applied to what I want to do as a career. Many of my professors had such a diverse level of experience in the nutrition and dietetics field.”

Motivate others to lead healthy lives

The University of New Haven’s nutrition and dietetics major is designed for individuals who believe in the important role proper nutrition plays in being health and fit and who want to turn this passion into a career motivating others to improve their eating habits.

Our Nutrition and Dietetics program provides a science-based, healthcare-oriented approach to food and nutrition that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

You’ll become a sought-after and in-demand expert in this field by:
  • Gaining hands-on experience through an internship at a health and wellness facility, food service operation or community program
  • Studying sports and community nutrition
  • Taking courses in chemistry, communication and biology
  • Preparing to take examinations required to be a registered dietetic technician (DTR) or registered dietitian (RD)
  • Having the opportunity to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a student member, as well as the University’s Nutrition and Dietetics Club
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.



17% Growth 2017-2027


Clinical Nutrition Manager

17% Growth 2017-2027


Vendor Educator

15% Growth 2017-2027

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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Innovative Courses

  • Sports Nutrition

    Review of the principles of nutrition and exercise with emphasis on counseling the athlete; facts and fallacies of sports nutrition; energy and fluid balance; evaluating sports nutrition information in the lay literature; appropriate diets for training; and managing the young person, older adult, and athlete with special needs. Planning meals for training and competition, as well as using computerized nutrient analysis, will be included.

  • Food, Nutrition, and Culture

    This course introduces the student to the study of food and culture of diverse groups in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. It examines how ethnic foods and dietary practices may affect the nutritional status of a population. It explores intercultural communication strategies and studies the history, religion, family structure, and traditional health practices to illuminate the cultural context from which ethnic cuisine emerges, evolves, and influences North American fare.

  • Nutrition Counseling

    This course examines nutritional intervention strategies and counseling skills that pertain to disease prevention and management. It is designed to build appropriate knowledge base and skills levels needed to create appropriate care plans and counseling strategies designed to meet individual client assessment/counseling situations.

  • Community Nutrition

    Emphasizes tools for developing community nutrition programs including planning, needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation. Public health nutrition programs and policies for varying population groups will be discussed for cultural, economic, and social health practices. Budgeting food for low-income populations, complementary/alternative medicine practices, and presenting nutrition education programs will be included.

  • Full List of Courses for Nutrition and Dietetics

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Nutrition and Dietetics, B.S.

    Nutrition Minor

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Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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