Bachelor of Science in Nutrition: Wellness Option

Program Overview

With a growing emphasis on preventative health care and interest in health, wellness and improved quality of life among consumers and employers, Auburn University's degree option in Nutrition and Wellness is designed to prepare students for successful career entry into the broad health and wellness professions. A multitude of career opportunities now present themselves throughout the voluntary, public and private sectors as employers, employees and private citizens alike are expressing great interest in a healthier working and/or living environment. Successful graduates will provide the education and counselling necessary to help citizens lead healthier and better quality lives, while helping employers improve employee productivity through the provision of a healthier workplace environment. Turn your passion for health and wellness into a serious career option today.

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The mission of the Nutrition Science major at Auburn University is to provide a high quality program of study that integrates the core nutrition science courses with additional courses in chemistry, physics, and biology to prepare graduates for entry into professional/graduate schools or nutrition-related careers dedicated to enhancing human well-being and quality of life.

The NTWE curriculum will:

  1. Produce graduates that are competitive for acceptance into postgraduate academic programs.
  2. Produce graduates with a sound scientific understanding of complex nutrition issues related to health and disease.
  3. Produce graduates committed to the enhancement of human well-being and quality of life.

Upon completion of the NTWE curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of digestion/absorption and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the utilization of vitamins and minerals.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of diseases on nutrient utilization and needs.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient requirements and optimal nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient-nutrient (including nutritional toxicities) and nutrient-gene interactions on human health.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of nutritional needs across the lifespan.
  7. Demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication related to nutrition science.

Careers in Nutrition & Wellness

  • Corporate and hospital wellness
  • Public health agencies
  • Management of nutrition assistance programs
  • Health advocacy programs at the local, state, or federal level
  • Nutrition education programs
  • Private practice and consultation in health maintenance and disease prevention
  • Health or athletic clubs
  • Health spa management
  • Continued graduate study in Nutrition Science, Nutrition Education, Counseling, Public Health, Dietetics, and other professional programs

Student Testimonial

"That is what I love most about the nutrition field, being able to be knowledgeable on the subject matter to help people make lifestyle decisions that will have a positive impact on their life and continue to have a ripple effect into their families, communities and so forth." -- Student reflection

For additional information, contact:

Douglas White, PhD

101E Poultry Science
E: whitebd@auburn.edu
O: (334) 844-3266

Tanya Stringer

328 Spidle Hall
E: tds0001@auburn.edu
O: (334) 844-4261