MS in Nutrition and Dietetics: Foods and Nutrition

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our programs are currently employed as:
  • Clinical dietitians or managers of nutrition programs in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health professions schools, and other health care settings.
  • Members of clinical specialty teams in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, renal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and critical care medicine services.
  • Members of health teams caring for patients with AIDS.
  • Counselors of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension.
  • Community nutritionists in a wide variety of programs sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies of the government and private sector.
  • Nutrition educators in health care, community, or corporate health programs.
  • Private nutrition consultants to the general public, health care agencies, weight management programs, government agencies, and the food industry.
  • Staff members of private sector health agencies such as the American Heart Association, the Red Cross, or the March of Dimes.
  • Staff members of local and state health departments.
  • Staff members of federal agencies such as USDA, Library of Congress, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Nutrition teachers in schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Project officers of private philanthropic foundations.
  • Writers, editors, and staff members of nutrition organizations.
  • Product development staff to food companies.
  • Public relations specialists in private and corporate settings.
  • Media consultants: print, radio, television.
  • Food writers for culinary and health magazines and newspapers.
  • Authors and editors of cookbooks and textbooks.
  • Owners and managers of restaurants, catering firms, and other food service establishments.