Nutrition Science

The Nutrition Science emphasis is for students who are interested in studying the molecular and cellular aspects of human health and disease. This is a multi-disciplinary program in which students learn to apply techniques from the fields of molecular and cellular biology, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry to issues in nutrition. Students will gain experience in laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological methods, and may have the opportunity to gain laboratory research experience in nutrition studies being conducted by faculty members. The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree qualifies a student with the Nutrition Science emphasis to find employment in industry or academic laboratories, as well as in government agencies. It can also be used as preparation for medical or graduate school.

The Nutrition Science option may also apply to students planning to pursue medical school, dental school, or another professional degree. The curriculum is based on undergraduate admission requirements for the University of Utah Medical School and meets most medical school admission requirements. Because nutrition is an applied science and offers research opportunities, completing the Nutrition emphasis may give students an advantage for admission to medical school, over applicants representing other science major.



Prepares students to enter medical school by providing experiences and opportunities in laboratory research, epidemiology, and clinical nutrition.

Sports Nutrition

Applies the principles of nutrition to exercise and physical performance. Students develop the skills needed to work as professionals within the fitness, health and dietary supplement industries as health coaches, personal trainers, product developers, and marketers.
Daniel Brandley

Daniel Brandley

Nutrition Science

I've realized the value of having a good instructor. Someone that is passionate about their subject. I've found that in all of my professors

Career Options

  • Nutrition specialist
  • Biotechnology and nutrition research
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Nutrition education
  • Health promotion in private and nonprofit organizations
  • Public health
  • Food/supplement industry product development and sales
  • Prepare for advanced degrees in medical, dental or research

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You will have the opportunity to be instructed by award-winning professors, some of the most brilliant scientists and teachers in the world. Our classes have great student-to-teacher ratios, allowing faculty to truly mentor you and get to know you personally.

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