The Department of Nutrition at UNC Greensboro serves international, national, regional, and local communities through discovery of the ways in which foods and their bioactive components contribute to health, the prevention of disease, and through effective application of nutrition knowledge to improve human health and well-being.
Our dynamic program reflects the constantly changing field of nutrition. We provide a low student-to-faculty ratio, which allows for personal attention in teaching, advising, and mentoring. Many classes include a service-learning component, which gives students additional opportunities for hands-on application of their coursework. Upon graduation students are prepared for a variety of career choices and professional school or graduate school options.
The Student Experience
- Students can elect to pursue one of three areas of concentration:
- Human Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for positions in clinical and community health settings, food and nutritional management industries, and graduate programs in nutrition and public health. Graduates have the necessary prerequisites for admission into the post-baccalaureate certificate dietetic internship program required to become a registered dietitian.
- Nutrition and Wellness prepares students for careers in voluntary and community health organizations, public health nutrition, health care, government, worksite wellness programs, and the fitness industry.
- Nutrition Science prepares students for medical, dental, and other health-related professional schools; graduate programs in biomedical and nutrition sciences; and employment in the biotechnology, food, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical industries.
- The Nutrition Department offers one-on-one advising for students with our own Nutrition faculty. Students are assigned an advisor during their first semester at UNCG. This advisor typically remains with them throughout their undergraduate degree program.
- Eligible students can conduct disciplinary honors projects.
- Many undergraduate courses have a community engagement component that affords students the opportunity to gain valuable experience.
- Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UNCG qualifies you to apply for our MS/DI (docx) or other supervised practice program. Following completion of supervised practice and a Master’s degree, students will take a national registration exam to earn the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.
- Students may participate in clubs/organizations such as the UNCG Nutrition Club; the Food Recovery Network (FRN); the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND); the NC Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NCAND) and the NC Academy of Science (NCAS).
- Our graduates are gainfully employed in many areas of Nutrition in organizations such as:
- the National Football League
- Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
- Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
- Department of Public Health
- VA Medical Centers
- Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Duke University; University of Kentucky; Iowa State University; Appalachian State University; the University of South Carolina
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
- Food and Drug Administration
- Vivex Biomedical
- Cooperative Extensions
- Potential career paths include:
- Clinical Dietitian
- Public Health Nutrition Educator
- Weight Reduction Specialist
- Sports Medicine Advisor
- After Professional School or Graduate School our students have followed career paths to include:
- physician’s assistant (PA),
- nurse practitioner
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