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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Nutrition Science (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University


The Bachelor of Nutrition Science (BS) program helps students develop the set of skills necessary to occupy positions in food production plans and work in quality assurance, product development, microbiology and chemical analysis as well as roles within consulting laboratories, government organizations and regulatory bodies. The Bachelor of Nutrition Science (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Nutrition Science (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Nutrition Science:

    Nutritional Assessment
    Culture and Foods
    Science of Foods
    Nutrition Science
    Clinical Nutrition
    Research Process
    Genetics, Nutrition, and Health
    Principles of Delivering Public Health Nutrition Services
    Fundamentals of Biochemistry
    Human Physiological Anatomy
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Whole Foods Production
    Biochemistry for Life Sciences
    Physical Activity & Wellness

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)


Research Project in Nutrition Science:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Nutrition Science graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Job Description Bachelors in Nutrition Science

The Bachelor's in Nutrition science degree leads to careers in the dietetic profession, food industry,clinic or sports nutrition. But, quite often a degree in Nutritional Science is used as a starting point in becoming a registered dietitian or to enter fields such as medicine or dentistry.

Skills Obtained

  • A student taking a degree in Nutrition Science will learn how to plan food and nutritional programs and supervise the preparation of meals. They will learn how to assess patients and counsel individuals and groups on nutrition to prevent disease and advance health. Students will also learn the effect of food on mental function, athletic function, and resistance to infections.

Employment Opportunities for Nutrition Science

  • Dietitian
  • Nutritional Counselors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Manage a Gym

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
  • International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)

Resources and Tools

  • International Food Information Council (IFIC)
  • National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST)

Contact us to get started

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