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
- 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
Top Career Resources
- Master List of Nutrition Career Resources
Job postings, articles and resources related to the field of Nutrition.
- USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs
Information about Nutrition Assistance Programs.
- Food Safety and Inspection Service
Information about careers in Food Safety and Inspection.
- Minnesota Hospitals
List from Minnesota Hospital Association
- Nutrition Jobs
Job postings related to field of Nutrition.