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


East Carolina University Departments Come Together to Deliver the Event of a Lifetime
East Carolina University Departments Come Together to Deliver the Event of a Lifetime

The group fitness and marketing team of the student recreation and wellness center sponsored and organized a visit from the YouTube and Instagram famous Cassey Ho. This social media star is one of the world's top 3 health and fitness influencers.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Pediatric Nutrition in Practice Lecture Series

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

Apr 11th "Working with Diabetic Children & Adolescents: Important Considerations for Food & Nutrition"

Mindy Saenz, RDN, LDN, CDE
Clinical Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator
ECU Pediatric Specialty Care

1:00P Room #1335
Apr 16th "Achieving a Health Weight in Children: Assessment Opportunities & Outcomes"

Natalie Taft, MS, RDN, LDN
ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research & Treatment Center

2:00P Room #1335

Contact Virginia C. Stage, PhD, RDN, LDN (Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science) (carrawaystagev@ecu.edu) for more information.