Bachelor of Science
Nutritional science examines the impact of nutrition and food on health and disease throughout the lifespan. Course topics include nutritional biology and metabolism, food science and safety, nutrition assessment, and therapeutic diets.
As a student in this program, you will specialize in either dietetics or nutrition. The Dietetics emphasis allows you to apply for dietetic internships and become a registered dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Nutrition emphasis opens doors to other careers and graduate studies in nutrition, food science, nutritional biochemistry, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy or veterinary medicine.
The Dietetics emphasis at the University of Arizona is a nationally accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Beginning January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has changed the degree requirement for dietitian registration eligibility from a Bachelor's degree to a Master's degree (in any field) in addition to the current requirement of a verification statement from an ACEND accredited dietetics program. Arizona Online offers a Professional Science Master’s in Applied Nutrition.