CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSORDirector of Didactic Program in Dietetics
CLINICAL PROFESSORDirector, UNH Dietetic Internship Program
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
PRINCIPAL LECTURERProgram Coordinator - Nutrition, UNH-In-Italy Director
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMERITA
Nutrition Major B.S.
What is nutrition? It’s the study of food, the nutrients found in food, and the body’s metabolism of these nutrients to maintain and promote health. Nutrition is an interdisciplinary science based on biochemistry and physiology, but can also be enriched with sociology, psychology, molecular biology, and genetics.
At UNH, you have three curriculum options for pursuing a bachelor's degree in nutrition. These are:
- The Dietetics Option is the first step to becoming a registered dietitian. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) curriculum is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). It prepares you for a dietetic internship.
- The Nutrition and Wellness Option provides a foundation in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology and includes courses on stress, wellness, and exercise science. Students gain real-world experience providing hands-on nutrition and health guidance.
- The Nutritional Sciences Option provides an extensive background in biology, chemistry, physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and physics, and includes courses on nutritional assessment, life cycle nutrition, nutrition and health and careers in nutrition.
Most students declare an option within the nutrition major during the second semester of their sophomore year.
What is nutrition?
Nutrition is the study of food and its relationship to human health. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition at UNH have three specialization options to choose from: dietetics, which is geared toward students interested in becoming registered dietitians; nutrition and wellness, which prepares students for work in fields ranging from fitness to community health; and nutritional sciences, which prepares students for further study in areas such as medicine or physical therapy, or for technically oriented jobs in science.
Why study nutrition at UNH?
The nutrition program at UNH opens pathways to a wide range of careers while providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between food, metabolism, nutrients and our health. Our degree options provide opportunities for hands-on learning through a variety of internships and research. The UNH-in-Italy program allows students to experience the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno while studying English-language courses that explore the links between food culture, sustainable agriculture and the policies and issues impacting the food system.
- Clinical dietitian
- Dietary counselor
- Food product development scientist
- Hospital or care facility consultant
- Nutrition writer
- Public health nutritionist
- Registered dietitian
- Regulatory affairs specialist
- Sports dietitian
- Wellness consultant
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