Food, Nutrition and Health

Why should I major in Food, Nutrition and Health?

This program is in place for students who are passionate about food and nutrition and desire a career path alternative to becoming a registered dietitian.  It's also appropriate for students wishing to have a career in medicine, other health-related careers or research. Students gain a foundation for the promotion of food and nutrition and its relationship to overall health.

What can I do with a degree in Food, Nutrition and Health?

Graduates in Food, Nutrition and Health pursue careers in wellness, public health and much more.   Some of the career opportunities include:

  • Public Health Promotion
  • Nutrition & Wellness Promotion
  • Nutrition Research
  • Dietary Management in Foodservice Operations

What does a Food, Nutrition and Health major study?

Students get a well-rounded course selection covering topics from culinary nutrition and quantity foods to recipe modification and sports nutrition.

Course requirements for Food, Nutrition and Health can be found in the UA Course Catalog. View the printable 2023-2024 checksheet and 2023-2024 eight-semester degree plan. An archive of past checksheets and semester-by-semester degree plans is available in Box.

How can a  Food, Nutrition and Health student be involved?

There are organizations, clubs and internships for FNAH students to become involved in. Contact your advisor to determine ways to expand your student experience. 

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Commonly Paired Minors:
food science, business, biology, chemistry, communications, journalism

*based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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