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Medicine, Health, and Well-being


Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
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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.

Contact Info

Gretchen Brademan, MS, RDN, LD

Director of the Dietetic Program

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health

106 Phillips Hall

420 S Oak St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Career Options

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

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Additional Opportunities

Combine with hands-on experience through Miami’s Institute for Food farm

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  • Alumni Perspectives

    Hear from some nutrition alumni about their experiences here at Miami and why they think you’ll love the program too.

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  • State-of-the-art Laboratories

    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.

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  • 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

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 100% Graduate Nutrition Program placement rate (national average 70%)

    Miami University and ACEND Data

  • 97% Pass rate on the registration examination

    CDR data averaged over 3 years (2020-2022)


Kristin Stoehr
  • 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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