Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Science. Nutrition is an integrative discipline that involves chemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, behavior science and other disciplines. In addition to preparing graduates to become registered, licensed dietitians, nutrition science is a great pre-professional major for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and the allied health professions. There are two options within the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degree: the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DP) and the Nutrition with Science (NS) option. Both options are primarily on-campus, face-to-face programs that provide many opportunities for students throughout their course of study. The Nutrition Science Department also offers a nutrition minor, a Master's degree and a dietetic internship.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Health Agencies
  • Physician Private Practices
  • Wellness Programs
  • Food Systems Management
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Nutragenomics
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Research Development


Summer Camp Students Design 3D-Printed Model of New Nutrition Lab
Summer Camp Students Design 3D-Printed Model of New Nutrition Lab

Students participating in this year’s Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) program volunteered to design a three-dimensional model of the new Nutrition Science laboratory space, formerly The Wedge, as part of their 3D printing class.

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Upcoming Events

All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend!

Future events to be announced

Contact the Department of Nutrition Science at NUTR@ecu.ecu for more information and to share future events.