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 degree programs: 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


Serving Up Food Science to North Carolina Teachers
Serving Up Food Science to North Carolina Teachers

North Carolina teachers walked the halls of Novozymes North America in Franklinton this summer, talking to scientists about developments in manufacturing enzymes and microorganisms used in food industries, including agriculture, baking and foods.

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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.