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Why study Nutrition at University of Delaware?

Nutrition is foundational for good health.  Individuals studying in the field of nutrition learn to assess and identify effective strategies to improve the dietary intake among individuals and populations to help prevent and treat disease.

Studying nutrition at UD prepares students for careers as Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists, corporate and institutional wellness directors, clinical research coordinators, community nutrition specialists and industry consultants.  Students majoring in nutrition may also choose to pursue post-graduate studies in other fields such as medicine, nursing, dentistry and pharmacy,

Learn more about our undergraduate majors, including Applied Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Nutrition and Medical Sciences.  Our graduate programs include Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Science, Dietetic Internship, and Master of Science in Human Nutrition.

Student Engagement

We value student engagement and learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.  While at UD, nutrition students have many opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty and affiliates in a variety of settings:

  • Research or Teaching Assistants
  • Development and implementation of nutrition education programs
  • Social media promotion
  • Client interaction at the STAR Health Nutrition Center
  • Events with the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


In addition, many students volunteer with practitioners and professionals in the community through UD’s existing partnerships with other educational and medical institutions, government agencies, and private foundations.

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