Nutrition and Health

The nutrition and health program is one of the best programs for students seeking an education and training for a health career, with the flexibility to make it adaptable to many different needs. It prepares students for professional schools leading to careers including physician assistant, nurse practitioner and other health professions. Graduates also pursue careers such as public health nutritionists; cooperative extension agents; nutrition experts for mass media; or nutrition specialists in food-related industries.

The large number of elective hours in the program allow students to potentially study abroad; pursue minors/secondary majors; or choose additional courses in dietetics, gerontology, kinesiology, business, food science, leadership studies or a foreign language.

Program highlights

  • World-renowned faculty
  • CAT Community availability
  • Student organizations with other pre-health students across campus

It is easily combined with other degrees and minors such as:

Undergraduate research opportunities
Education abroad opportunities in Guatemala and around the world
Dedicated health career networking opportunities

Career Settings

  • Community Health Professional
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Physician
  • Public Health Professional
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Occupational Therapist

*some careers require additional education

Leah Peterson

Nutrition and Health for the Pre-Nursing Track


Undergraduate Catalog Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements (pdf)

Sample Course Sequence (pdf)