Careers with Nutritional Science

What Can You Do with a Health Sciences - Nutritional Science Concentration Degree?

Imagine a job where you get to create (and maybe taste) tasty, nutritious treats every day, help your fellow human achieve their best health through proper nutrition and ensure your community understands the proper way to provide food sanitarily. Sound like a dream? If you’re wondering what you kind of careers are possible with a degree in health sciences – nutritional science concentration, you’re in for a treat! The opportunities and paths to take the following graduation from this program are practically never-ending and diverse:

  • Nutritional therapist
  • Community education officer
  • Registered dietitian
  • Food scientist/technologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Food services manager
  • Pharmaceutical and nutrition formula sales
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Health reporting and media
  • Government programs
  • Wellness coach
  • Health and wellness coordinator
  • Other health professions outside of the clinical setting

Just to name a few!

When you graduate from this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including local, state, and federal government agencies; schools; community organizations; insurance companies; hospitals; and the pharmaceutical industry. Things are looking good for careers in this field! The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 18 percent growth from 2016 to 2026 for jobs related to allied health.

Always remember when planning for your future career that employers are usually looking for candidates with more than a degree and a solid GPA. While these things are important, ensuring that your resume includes work experience, internship experience, extracurricular activities, and even research opportunities will put you head and shoulders above the rest of the applicants. Start early to prepare your ideal application to wow any employer.  

If nutrition and wellness get you jumping out of bed in the morning, a degree in Health Sciences – Nutritional Science may be the first step in your dream future!

Thinking about graduate school?

Many health sciences – nutritional science concentration students are looking to continue their studies after graduation in this field. Whether you’re interested in dietetics, medicine, public health, healthcare administration, law, nursing, optometry, or many other specialized fields, this degree prepares you for whatever your next step is. With your future graduate application chock full of hands-on experience in the nutrition lab, internships, and one-on-one research with our outstanding faculty, you’ll apply as a well-rounded, eager to jump in candidate ready to take on the world.

If you are seeking admission to a professional program following your undergraduate degree, be sure to meet with your advisor regularly to ensure you complete any additional coursework to optimize your admission to your desired graduate program.

Can't wait to get started?

If you’ve decided there is no other degree for you, we’re excited for you! If you have questions or just want to chat with someone in our department before you take the leap and hop on board, we’d love to hear from you. If you have questions about career preparation in this path, be sure and check out what the Career and Accessibility Center has to offer, including everything from resume critiques, interview prep, and job searching tips and strategies free to IU Kokomo students, alumni, and the community. We’ve got resources to help you get your dream job.

Ready to begin your journey?