Students in ASU’s nutrition programs understand how food choices can prevent health problems and increase quality of life. ASU offers rigorous and complete nutrition education through classroom theory and hands-on application in our state-of-the-art instructional labs. Students gain practical field experience while providing community service to organizations. Students completing the dietetic option may become a Registered Dietitian through our nationally accredited program; 100% of our dietetics graduates passed the National Examination for Registered Dietitians last year. Our PhD program is uniquely inclusive of physical activity, nutrition and wellness.
The BAS with a concentration in food service management complements the educational preparation of students with an AAS degree in culinary or hospitality science.
The Child Nutrition Certificate program is directed towards current ASU degree-seeking undergraduate students, post baccalaureate students, and non-degree seeking students who want to be eligible for the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential, a recognized credential offered by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). To enroll in the certificate program, the applicant must be admitted to ASU as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student in the Nutrition program at ASU.
The Nutrition with a Food and Nutrition Management concentration minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of the food industry and the ability to apply nutrition principles to food production. According to the National Restaurant Association, the number of food service managers is projected to increase by 15 percent in the next 10 years.
The Human Nutrition minor provides students with a greater understanding of how nutrition contributes to healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. This minor program is available to any ASU student interested about human nutrition.
The Nutrition and Healthy Living minor will provide a strong knowledge base in nutrition and healthy diet planning to complement many majors. This minor program is available to any ASU student interested about nutrition and healthy living.
The Master of Science in Human Nutrition with a Dietetics concentration is a non-thesis option for Registered Dietitians (RDs) seeking to continue their education and advance their skills as practitioners. Designed with working professionals in mind, dietetics-concentration courses will be offered one evening a week or online, and students can enroll part-time or full-time. The program is based on the scientific foundations of nutrition and prepares students to have strong writing skills, computer literacy, interpretive expertise, and problem-solving skills.
The Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree program provides advanced training in the research methodologies and biochemical laboratory skills that are relevant to nutrition. Students will develop competencies in research methods and advanced practice knowledge relevant to their area of study. The skills and knowledge acquired through the program should enable each student to develop professional competencies that can be applied to significant problems and issues within the field of nutrition and dietetics. The degree program is designed for students who wish to become Registered Dietitians (RDs), which involves completion of an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics, a dietetic internship and RD exam, and those who wish to complete the program without pursuing the RD credential.
The Master of Science in Obesity Prevention and Management is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree program that draws on a wide array of expertise at ASU to integrate perspectives from the social, applied, life, and health sciences and provides advanced graduate level problem-focused, experiential training that is grounded in evidence and best practices for effective prevention and management of obesity.
The Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness integrates graduate courses from several academic units. The degree prepares the student for research in healthy lifestyles intended to reduce the physical, social and economic costs of poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles. Students tailor a course of study in either nutrition and health, physical activity and health, or a combination of programs. Graduates are prepared for careers in higher education, governmental agencies, and in health-related research positions in nonprofit organizations or in private industry.