Kaplan University

BS in Nutrition Science

Students who enroll in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between nutrition and health care. Learn more about Kaplan University's nutrition science program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is designed to teach students about nutrition and healthy living. Students have the opportunity to learn about research methods, concepts, and ethical issues related to nutrition science. In addition to completing core and major requirements, students also have the chance to customize their program by taking upper-level electives. Upon completing the program, students could have an understanding of nutrients, methods for communicating nutrition information to others, and ways to implement nutrition therapy.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • HS 100: Introduction to Health Science (5 credits)
  • HS 120: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 credits)
  • HS 130: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 credits)
  • SC 156: Principles of Chemistry (5 credits)
  • NS 205: Food Safety and Microbiology (5 credits)
  • NS 210: Nutritional Analysis and Assessment (5 credits)
  • NS 220: Nutrition Planning and Management (5 credits)
  • NS 315: Nutritional Biochemistry (6 credits)
  • NS 325: Nutrition Across the Human Life Cycle (6 credits)
  • NS 335: Nutrition for Special Populations (6 credits)
  • NS 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Nutrition Science (6 credits)
  • 100/200 Level: Major Elective (5 credits)
  • 300/400 Level: Major Electives (24 credits)

Core and Elective Requirements

  • 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates who are interested in working as Certified Clinical Nutritionists may need to take additional classes and complete a 900-hour internship after completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program*. Graduates also have the opportunity to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree in an area related to nutrition, which could lead to positions with greater responsibility.

Master's degree that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Public Health - Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetics

Career Paths:

While in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program, students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how nutrition can affect health care. Graduates could be eligible to pursue entry-level jobs in fields related to public health, nutrition, and dietetics.

Entry-level jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Nutrition lab technician
  • Food service worker

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