Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

What should you eat to stay healthy? Can restaurant food be attractive, tasty and nutritious? If these questions interest you and you like working with people, then you may want a degree in food, human nutrition and hospitality.

Learn the science and application of principles of nutrition and food preparation and science. This major leads to careers in the health care/public service fields and the restaurant/hospitality industry.

The HNHI major offers three career paths of Hospitality and Restaurant Management, Dietetics and Foods and Human Nutrition. The HRM option includes classes and labs in The Inn at Carnall Hall on the UA campus and leads to careers in the hospitality industry. Dietetics students prepare for an internship that leads to careers in health care as a Registered Dietitian. HNHI career fields include areas such as sports nutrition, exercise science, journalism, business, health care and others.

ConcentrationsHNHI kitchen

Degree Plans


Examples of Course Work

Hospitality & Restaurant Management

  • Food Service Production and Design
  • Food Systems Management
  • Business Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Computers


  • Communications/Journalism
  • Consumer Services
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Destination Marketing and Operations
  • Event Management
  • Global Tourism Management

Dietetics and General Foods & Nutrition 

  • Nutrition
  • Foods
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Principles of Foods
  • Nutrition Through Life Cycle
  • Sports Nutrition

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Dietitians (Dietetic concentration only) 
  • Health Care/Food Industry
  • Food Service Management
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Hotel,  Restaurant, or Tourism Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Recreation/Resort Administration
  • Corporate Nutritionist
  • Food and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Research and Development

Special Opportunities

Prepares Graduates for Internships in Dietetics and Graduate Degree Programs
Internships for Hospitality and Restaurant Management - Gain vital career skills during on-the-job training as a pre-professional by taking advantage of the internship program and working for a company suited to your degree training and career goals. You can even receive college credit at the same time!