The nutrition program celebrated 100 years of graduates in 2022 and commemorated the milestone with special events and stories throughout the year. Learn more here.
At UNH, you have three curriculum options (Dietetics Option, Nutrition and Wellness Option, Nutritional Sciences Option) for pursuing a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Students typically declare an option within the nutrition major no later than the second semester of their sophomore year.
Read more about our Nutrition and Wellness option below.
What is nutrition and wellness?
Nutrition and wellness is a flexible program that provides students with a foundation in chemistry, anatomy, physiology and microbiology, while also including courses on stress, wellness and exercise science. Students gain real-world experience providing hands-on nutrition and health guidance. To help align their degree program with career goals, students are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor in areas such as kinesiology, business or health management, or a dual major in EcoGastronomy.
Why study nutrition and wellness at UNH?
The nutrition and wellness program at UNH prepares students for employment in a variety of wellness and health promotion settings including schools, fitness centers, nonprofit organizations and community agencies. Students have exceptional opportunities within a dynamic curriculum that includes specific courses in weight management, sports nutrition and the physiological impacts of stress, as well as applied research and community engagement. We also offer the UNH-in-Italy program, which allows students to experience the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno while studying diet, nutrition and food culture in another part of the world.
- Community agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Nutrition education
- Schools and fitness centers
- State and local government agencies
- Wellness promotion