Nutrition and Food Science

Department History

  • Established in 1965 under the name Foods and Nutrition, today the Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers a bachelor's degree in nutrition(NTR) with options in Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics), Nutrition Science with emphases in Pre-professional and Animal Nutrition and Nutrition and Health with emphases in both Nutrition and Health and Health Coach. A bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology (FST) was offered in 1999 which has grown to more than 160 students. FST programs offers various tracks or emphases in Business, Culinology ®, Science and Technology and Pre-professional.
  • The post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program is also offered as well as a Master's degree in Agriculture under the Nutrition and Food Science subplan. Combined enrollments in all the programs listed above account for more than 550 students.
  • A USDA grant helped us to offer Estudiante de Dietética program in 2010 as an optional opportunity to learn important Dietetic skills in Spanish.
  • NFS also offers minors in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Food Safety, Plant-based Nutrition, and Culinology® as well as many general education courses open to all majors (online and face to face versions).