Nutrition

About the Major

A Nutrition major prepares you for a career in assessing people’s nutritional needs, developing and implementing nutritional programs, and evaluating their progress. The curriculum offers excellent preparation in the basic sciences as well as liberal education, a background in food science, and a focus on human needs related to nutrition.
Read more about the major
. Visit the FScN website

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Community Health Worker
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Sales Representative
  • Food Labeling Specialist
  • Assistant Food Editor
  • Dietetic Technician

Jobs with Experience or Advanced Degrees

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Research Scientist
  • Nutrition Program Manager
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Director, School Food Service

Types of Employers

  • Fitness centers
  • Food companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Health care facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research facilities
  • Schools
  • Universities and colleges

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Search for students' previously completed experiences related to this major (to get ideas- not to get a list of openings) at: z.umn.edu/experiencedatabase. Database is updated through Summer 2018 semester only.

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: nutrition, dietician, educator, policy, food, management, sports
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.
  • Study Abroad Information for Nutrition