Careers in Nutrition

At UNH, students have three options for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition: Dietetics, Nutrition and Wellness, and Nutritional Sciences. The Dietetics curriculum is nationally accredited and students apply for a post-graduation dietetic internship and ultimately become a registered dietitian (RD) upon completion. The Nutrition and Wellness option prepares students for employment in a variety of health promotion fields in schools, fitness centers, nonprofit organizations, and community agencies, as well as post-graduate professional programs such as nursing and physician’s assistant. The Nutritional Sciences option prepares students for entry into professional schools of medicine, dentistry, and technically-oriented jobs in science.

What are the career options for Nutrition Program graduates?

Dietetics Curriculum students, who complete a post-graduate dietetic internship and pass the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' examination to become a registered dietitian, are eligible for jobs in:

  • Hospitals and nursing care facilities
  • Outpatient centers and health practitioner offices
  • State and local government agencies
  • Food service industries
  • Own their own businesses
  • Consulting to hospitals and care facilities, or dietary counseling to individuals

Nutritional Sciences Program graduates are well prepared for technically-oriented jobs in:

  • Laboratories of medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Animal care
  • Many also pursue further study in graduate, medical or dental school

Nutrition and Wellness graduates, who specialize in nutrition and wellness, are eligible for jobs in:

  • Dietetic interns
  • Schools and fitness centers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community agencies
  • Wellness promotion
  • Nutrition education