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The Health Sciences Department at Commonwealth University offers a degree program in Nutrition with concentrations in Dietetics or Sports Nutrition. Those wishing to work in fitness and sports should select the sports nutrition concentration, while those wishing to become registered dietitians should select the dietetics concentration. This program prepares students to complete advanced degrees in the field, qualify for post-baccalaureate internships, and seek employment upon graduation. Career opportunities in this growing field include jobs as clinical dietitians, food-service directors, sports nutritionists, corporate nutritionists, private practice dietitians, wellness and weight control experts, and community dietitians in public and private organizations.
The Dietetics Concentration is designed to teach students a varied background in nutrition.
Completion of Dietetics Concentration prepares students for a rewarding career in nutrition and dietetics. Career opportunities in this growing field include jobs as food service directors, nutritionists in schools and fitness facilities, food and nutrition experts for food manufacturers or grocery store chains, clinical dietitians, and wellness and weight control programs. Many Dietetics graduates have found employment through community programs such as the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, or are employed in a variety of public and private organizations.
This program provides specialized courses in life cycle nutrition, community nutrition, advanced nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and counseling, food science, food service, chemistry, and biology.
The Sports Nutrition Program is designed for students who seek graduate studies in related fields or who wish to prepare for careers in corporate wellness centers, fitness centers, and university and commercial athletic teams.
Completion of the Sports Nutrition Program prepares students for careers in this rapidly growing field. This program is ideal for students who wish to work with healthy and active individuals and groups, or those who are seeking to develop or rebuild an active, healthy lifestyle.
This program provides a solid foundation for students who wish to study community-based health, wellness, and athletic performance.