Nutrition @ UD
Why study Nutrition at University of Delaware?
Nutrition is the foundation of health. Rooted in biology, chemistry, and the social sciences, nutrition majors gain knowledge and skills needed to assess diet and nutritional status of individuals and populations, and identify effective strategies to prevent and treat disease and improve overall health. With a variety of undergraduate degress in nutrition, students can prepare for careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, wellness coordinators, clinical research coordinators, community nutrition specialists, or for an advanced degree in graduate school, medical or dental school, or other health-related professions (e.g. physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy). Our graduate programs in nutrition prepare students for advanced clinical practice, research, and leadership roles in healthcare, academia, industry, and public service.
We value student engagement and learning opportunities inside and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and community members as a research or teaching assistant, in the development and implementation of nutrition education programs, social media promotion, client interaction at the Nutrition Clinic at UD Health, and connection with the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In addition, students have many opportunities to volunteer with practitioners and professionals in the community.