Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Science. The Department of Nutrition Science offers multidisciplinary approaches to promote human health and well-being through the food and nutrition. The Department applies the biological, physiological, behavioral, and social sciences to understand and address challenges in dietetics, nutrition, and food systems. A hallmark of our work is the integration of “big science” innovations into our core values–learning, discovery, and engagement–to make a difference in individuals, families, and communities. 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

Thanksgiving Break
Last Day of Classes
Reading Day
Final Exams
December Commencement

Contact Brandon Jones (Admin Support for Nutrition Science) (jonesbra17@ecu.edu) for more information.