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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Health Sciences

100 Nixson Hall
PH: 330-672-2197 | Fax: 330-672-2194


The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition provides students with a broad general education and a strong foundation in nutrition, dietetics and the sciences. The emphasis is integrating theory, research and application of knowledge to the profession of dietetics. The curriculum meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and graduates are eligible for admission to accredited internships. The faculty has expertise in nutritional sciences, exercise science, clinical and community practice and leadership studies.

Career Opportunities

Dietitians and nutritionists held about 64,400 jobs in 2010.  A nine percent increase in positions is projected by 2018. More than half of all jobs are in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers or offices of physicians and health practitioners. State and local government agencies provide additional jobs – mostly in correctional facilities, health departments and other public health related areas. Some dietitians and nutritionists are employed in special food services such as colleges and universities, airlines and company cafeterias. Other jobs are in public and private educational services, community care for the elderly, individual and family services, home health services and the federal government. Some dietitians are self-employed working as consultants to facilities such as hospital and nursing care facilities or providing counseling to individuals. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for transfer students..

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 120 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division credit hours and minimum 2.250 major GPA and 2.000 cumulative GPA.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Student Organizations

Student Dietetic Association provides opportunities for students to network with industry professionals.

Advanced Degree Programs

Nutrition (M.S.)