Nutritional Science

Nutritional Science is a dynamic field of study with connections to food science, chemistry and biology. It is a discipline that investigates how nutrients are taken in by the body, broken down and utilized.

Through the study of nutrition, chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer can be better understood and perhaps even prevented.

In a larger context, nutritional science examines how the environment is connected with the nutritional status of populations.

This is a discipline that crosses cultures and looks at the health implications of a variety of foods.

Career Options
  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
  • Dietetic Technician (Registered)
  • Dietetic Service Supervisor
  • Food Service Manager
  • Nutrition Researcher
  • Nutrition Counselor (R.D. advised)
  • Hospital Dietetics (R.D. required)
  • Sports Nutrition (R.D. advised)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practice Consultant (R.D. advised)
  • Food Service Inspector (R.D. advised)
  • Nutrition Educator (R.D. advised)
  • WIC Counselor
  • Food Manufacturing (test kitchens)

*Most of these careers require education beyond the Associate Degree level.

Catalog Information 

Nutrition Science (.pdf)

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Kelly Neary, MS
kelly.neary@wvm.edu
408-855-5588

DIVISION CHAIR
Clement Lam

FULL TIME FACULTY
Heather Rothenberg, MS, RD
heather.rothenberg@wvm.edu
408-855-5248

COUNSELING
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