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.

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

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