The Nutrition Option

The Health Science/Nutrition Option offers a baccalaureate (B.S.) degree in Health Science with a Nutrition concentration. The program prepares students to pursue careers in dietetics, food service management, community nutrition, and health promotion.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to apply to dietetic internships, which is the next step to becoming a registered dietitian.

The Nutrition Option is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Go to to learn more about ACEND, or contact them at: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago IL 60606 phone 312-899-0040, ext. 5400

What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the study of food and how it impacts the health and wellness of the human body.

More specifically it is the science of nutrients: how the body uses them, how they influence disease, and how they can be utilized to promote health and wellness.

Along with the scientific foundation is the study of how food and eating are influenced by psychology, sociology, culture, and economics.