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Nutrition Science

College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Lead the Way to a Healthier Life

Nutrition science steps far beyond the food groups — drawing on biology, chemistry, economics, and other social sciences to really investigate the impact that the food we eat has on our bodies and the environment around us. The Nutrition Science program at St. Catherine University empowers you with the knowledge and skills to confidently advise consumers on major public health concerns around food, nutrition, health, and related social issues.

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Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Careers in Nutrition Science and Dietetics

We take pride in getting to know your interests and helping you structure experiences to build on them. Nutrition science, in particular, provides a natural transition into medical, dental, occupational therapy, public health, and physician assistant programs. Other jobs that a degree in nutrition science may lend well to include:

  • Nutrition/food scientist at a food company
  • Nutritionist for WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)
  • Registered dietitian in a clinic or home health setting (requires the RD credential)
  • Your own health and wellness organization
  • Healthcare sales
  • Nonprofit/community work