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Nutrition Schools, Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Nutrition schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. prepare students to become nutritional scientists, researchers and registered dietitians. See what you should consider when choosing a nutrition school and view some schools in the U.S. that offer nutrition programs.

Students who are interested in pursuing an associate's degree in nutrition or nutritional science can enroll at a community college. Nutrition degree programs at community colleges may offer admission transfer programs to local 4-year colleges and universities that possess nutrition or dietitian degree programs.

Schools with Nutrition Programs

College/University Institution Type Location Degrees Offered Tuition and fees (2015-16)
Ohio State University-Main Campus 4-year, Public Columbus, OH Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Undergrad: $10,037 in-state, $27,365 out-of-state
Grad: $12,425 in-state, $31,897 out-of-state
Michigan State University 4-year, Public East Lansing, MI Master's, Doctoral $16,122 in-state, $31,674 out-of-state
Florida State University 4-year, Public Tallahassee, FL Bachelor's $6,507 in-state, $21,673 out-of-state
University of Arizona 4-year, Public Tucson, AZ Bachelor's, Master's Undergrad: $11,403 in-state, $32,630 out-of-state
Grad: $12,048 in-state, $30,370 out-of-state
University of Maryland-College Park 4-year, Public College Park, MD Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Undergrad: $9,996 in-state, $31,144 out-of-state
Grad: $12,896 in-state, $26,054 out-of-state
Brigham Young University - Provo 4-year, Private not-for-profit Provo, UT Bachelor's, Master's Undergrad: $5,150
Grad: $6,500
University of Georgia 4-year, Public Athens, GA Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Undergrad: $11,622 in-state, $29,832 out-of-state
Grad: $10,750 in-state, $26,348 out-of-state

School Selection Criteria

Besides the precise type of program, other benefits or opportunities may play a role in meeting nutrition educational goals. Keep the following in mind as you choose a nutrition school:

  • For future nutrition scientists, nutrition universities with science-based research programs may be a good fit.
  • Some schools may offer community outreach efforts and study abroad opportunities. Students interested in participating in these should check whether they are available at the school(s) they are considering.
  • Consider nutrition colleges that possess research facilities, supervised practice programs and internships for students.
  • Supervised practice programs and internships are provided by nutrition colleges with clinical nutrition degree pathways that help prepare students to advise clients on nutritional issues upon graduation.

Different schools offer varying degree levels, so students planning on pursuing both a bachelor's and graduate degree in nutrition may wish to seek schools that offer both. Other perks that may factor into the decision-making process include emphasis in science, internship or practicum opportunities, and study abroad options.


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