Nutrition Sciences (B.S.)
Nutrition sciences is the science of nutrition and so by its nature, it encompasses other scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. It is also the study of how food and nutrients affect the human body requiring study of food science, anatomy, and physiology. The program's curriculum highlights foundational knowledge and skills as well as overall concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities in health care and nutrition science-related industries. The ultimate objective of Nutrition Science is to understand how nutrition can play a role in health and disease prevention and focuses on building content knowledge and skills in the broad areas of nutrition science and health care.
Viterbo University's nutrition and dietetics degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), an affiliate for the professional organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606.
- Scientific and Evidence Base of Practice: Integrate scientific information and translation of research into practice.
- Professional Practice Expectations: Knowledge of beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for professional practice.
- Clinical and Customer Services: Develop and deliver information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations.
- Practice Management and Use of Resources: Strategically apply principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.
- Provide nutrition education to community groups for health promotion and disease prevention using a variety of technology