Nutrition

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About the Major

The 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.

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Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Advanced Nutrition Aide Fairview Health Services
Assistant Studio Manager Orange Theory Fitness
Associate Coach Sanford
Certified Nursing Assistant Afton Adult Foster Care
Certified Nursing Assistant Chandler Place
Dental Assistant Center For Smile Enhancement
Dietary Aide Monarch Healthcare Management
Dietetic Intern UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Dietetic Intern M Health Fairview
Dietetic Intern U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dietetic Intern Mayo Clinic
Dietetic internship VA Minneapolis
Dietetic Technician The Emily Program
Direct Care Professional ACR Homes
Food Shelf Coordinator CAPI USA
Immunization Education & Outreach Coordinator Americorps VISTA
Intern Garden to Table Nutrition
Medical Assistant Advanced Dermatology Care
Medical Scribe Twin Cities Orthopedics
Nutrition Aide Allina Health
Nutrition Services Manager Roseville Area Schools Nutrition Services
Outbound Selector Cisco
Pharmacy Technician M Health Fairview
WIC Nutrition Educator Ramsey County WIC

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Dietetic Internship Mount Mary University
Dietetic Internship University of Minnesota
Dietetic Internship University of Minnesota
Dietetic Internship University of Minnesota
Nursing Augustana University
Nursing St. Catherine University
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition University of Minnesota
Nutrition and Dietetics Tufts University
Physiology Florida State
Public Health Walden
Public Health Nutrition University of Minnesota
Public Health Nutrition University of Minnesota

Where students interned and gained experience during school

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 5 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 5 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Baker and Customer Service Niles Ice Cream
BMT Social Worker II Be The Match
Civil Society Capacity Builder Peace Corps
Clinical Auditor The Burchfield Group
Clinical Registered Dietician Kingman Regional Medical Center
Clinical Sales Associate Intuitive
Consumer Safety Officer FDA
Content Success Strategist Pinch of Yum
Dietetic Technician Park Nicollet Health Services
Director of Sports Nutrition The University of Tulsa
Health Advisor HealthFitness
Health Inspector City of Minneapolis
Healthy Communities Coordinator University of Wisconsin-Madison
HelpLine Representative StayWell
Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Specialist Swedish
Nutrition Coordinator and Minor League Dietitian New York Yankees
Patient and Community Educator Specialist People's Center Health Servcies
Pharmacist Cub
Production Supervisor Michael Foods Northern Star
Public Health Nutritionist Hennepin County
Quality Improvement Assistant Neighborhood HealthSource
Registered Dietician Effective Nutrition MN
Rehibilitation Aide Presbyterian Home & Services
RN Manager Friendship Village of Bloomington
Senior Food Technologist Oberto Snacks Inc.
Sports Dietitian, Performance Nutrition Coordinator Twin Cities Orthopedics
Strategy and Innovation Leader General Mills
Supervisor, Patient Services Alberta Health Services
Technical Project Manager Fresca Foods Inc

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Where are alumni 10 years after graduation?

Sampling of job titles and employers 10 years after graduation
Job Title Employer
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Didactic Program in Dietetics Director California State University-Sacramento
Attending Physician Desert Regional Medical Center
Business Office Lead Fairview Pharmacy Services
Clinical Detitian Sodexo
Developmental Specialist General Mills
Dietetic Internship Director Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Director of Nutrition Livea Centers
Hospital Pharmacist CentraCare Health
Independent Business Owner ChefRDN
Ingrediant Labeling Specialist General Mills
Ingrediant Specification Specialist General Mills
Medical Affairs Manager Evoy Medical Corporation
Nutrition Program Consultant Minnesota Department of Education
Nutrition Specialist Minnesota Department of Education
Nutritionist Catherine Marble Nutrition
Pediatric Dietitian University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Physician Assistant National Dizzy and Balance Center
Physician Assistant Oregon Health & Science University
Regional Coordinator- EFNEP University of Minnesota
Registered Dietitan Fresenius Medical Care North America
Registered Dietitan FutureCare Health
Registered Dietitan REDI Clinic
Registered Nurse Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Renal Dietitian II DaVita Kidney Care
Senior Business Analyst United Health Group

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Community Health Worker
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Health Coach
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Nutrition Educator

Top Employers

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Allina Health
  • Children's Minnesota
  • M Health Fairview
  • Optum Health
  • Park Nicollet
  • Presbyterian Homes & Services
  • RedBrick Health
  • The Emily Program
  • University of Minnesota
  • WIC - USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program

Jobs with Experience or an Advanced Degree

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

Common Professional Program Pathways

  • Dental
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health

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