Nutrition is an interdisciplinary field that examines how food can impact health, wellness and disease. As a nutritionist or dietitian, you will educate people about how to eat healthy and improve their lives through their food choices. Focuses of the field include community nutrition (or public health), food service management and clinical (medical nutrition). As a nutritionist or dietitian, you will work in a variety of public and private settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, public health agencies, health clubs and food companies. The Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences offers programs in both Nutrition and Dietetics.
Are you interested in pursuing a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)? Choose the dietetics specialization within the nutrition major. RDNs are recognized experts in the field of food, nutrition and health who work in clinical, community, food service, research and corporate settings. Visit the dietetics page to learn more.
Choose the Bachelor of Science in nutrition if you are interested in studying food and nutrition as it affects health, focusing on community engagement and clinical nutrition practice, or the potential for professional practice in a wide variety of settings. Take courses from the natural sciences, health and medical foundations, culinary science, nutrition, public health, psychology, communication, ethics and more. Learn more at the nutrition page.
Any Oakland University student can pursue a minor in nutrition and health. Complete 17 credits of core courses in nutrition and choose an elective from culinary science, farming, eating disorders, organizational behavior and health care systems, and more. Visit the undergraduate catalog to learn more about the nutrition and health minor.
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Improve people’s quality of life by encouraging them to follow nutrition and dietary guidelines as a dietitian. With the Dietetics concentration in the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Systems, you will gain the qualifications required to take the dietetics exam and become a practicing dietician. Visit the Master of Science in interdisciplinary healthcare systems page to learn more.