Promote Healthy Communities
Nutritionists use health science to study human metabolism. With concentrations in dietetics or community nutrition, you’ll discover a foundation for multiple career paths, including business, public policy, allied health, and corporate wellness. Research nutritional trends, and learn how to apply data to promote health across communities.
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The Nutrition major, with a Community Nutrition concentration, allows the student to complement a foundation of nutrition, chemistry, behavior, physiology, microbiology, and statistics, with course selections based on career interest. A graduate completing this major may choose from career opportunities in business, industry, education, or research, including medical and pharmaceutical sales, product development and marketing, and food-related businesses. This major may also be appropriate for students planning to pursue careers in health care, corporate wellness, food systems management, government food/nutrition program administration, public policy, and other allied health professions.
Curriculum and Courses
Students in this major complete one of two concentrations, Community Nutrition or Dietetics, which fulfills the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) the accrediting body for our Didactic Dietetics Program requirements. A few of the courses you will take in this major include:
- KHN 102 Fundamentals of Nutrition
- KNH 213 Global and Community Nutrition
- MBI 111 Microorganisms and Human Disease
- KNH 409 Nutrition for Sports and Fitness
- KNH 411 Medical Nutrition Therapy
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Hear from some nutrition alumni about their experiences here at Miami and why they think you’ll love the program too.Watch the Video
In our labs, prepare and analyze food with equipment designed to/for test food texture, macro/micro nutrient content, vitamin analyses, etc. You will also learn how specific ingredients, packaging, processes and environments influence the sensory properties of foods.Watch the Video
Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)
In affiliation with the Ohio and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this active student group fosters professional, educational goals and interests in the fields of nutrition, food service management, and dietetics.
Facts and Stats
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Graduate Nutrition Program placement rate (national average 70%)
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Pass rate on the registration examination
CDR data averaged over 3 years (2020-2022)
I chose Miami because of the renowned nutrition program. I care deeply about nutrition marketing because we have to be the leaders and the innovators seeking consumer insight to make the world a better place.
Kristen Stoehr ’10
Associate Brand Manager, Nestlé
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