BS in Nutrition Science

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Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program is designed to give you training in healthcare and nutrition techniques, allowing you to pursue employment or graduate study. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program have the opportunity to study how to apply healthy living principles to educate communities and their citizens about nutrition or secure leadership roles in healthcare fields. Both general and discipline-specific learning opportunities prepare students for either graduate study or employment. General education courses include instruction in mathematics, communication, social sciences, and ethics. Students could also learn about technology literacy, critical thinking, and the arts. Discipline-specific skills students could learn include a general knowledge of nutrition, clinical skills, analytical skills in nutrition, and communication techniques specific to the field. This program culminates with a capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Aptitudes in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and statistics could be helpful to students interesting in enrolling in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of 180 credits; of those, 33 are core education credits, 88 are major requirements, and 59 are elective credits. Course requirements are subject to change. Speak to an admissions representative if you're interested in enrolling.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science Requirements

  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Food Safety and Microbiology
  • Nutritional Analysis and Assessment
  • Nutrition Planning and Management
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • 100/200 Level: Major Elective
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutrition Across the Human Life Cycle
  • Nutrition for Special Populations
  • 300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Nutrition Science
  • 100/200 Level: Communication Course
  • 100/200 Level: Mathematics Course
  • 200 Level: Communication Course
  • 300/400 Level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 300/400 Level: Physical Science Course
  • 300/400 Level: Social Science Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program could prepare you to pursue entry-level employment upon graduation. While some nutritionists work for large organizations, many start their own practices.

Positions that you could pursue include:

  • Nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Healthcare administrator

Advanced Degrees

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science program can also pursue graduate study. Earning a master's degree may help you learn more about nutrition, or you can concentrate in a related field.

Master's degree options include:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health