BS in Nutrition

Experts in nutritional care for life

Our Bachelor of Science in Nutrition focuses on intensive study in biological and physical sciences to understand the relationships between nutrients and human health. Our students are trained as nutrition literacy agents via evidence-based approaches for healthy eating and the science of food and nutrition. Their communication and counseling skills are honed to take scientific knowledge and make it relatable and empower people to make healthy lifestyle changes.

There are two degree paths for students enrolled in our program. One is to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist. The other is to pursue an undergraduate degree in nutrition as a foundation for a professional health degree, or for careers in research, industry and community settings.


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Stats and Facts

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Nutrition Teaching Garden
Our award-winning outdoor classroom
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Nourish cookbook
Introducing NOURISH a free e-book created by the Student Nutrition Association at UIC. NOURISH is a quick guide to building nutrient-dense meals.
Students in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences have taken “learning outside the classroom” to a new level.

Student Nutrition Association at UIC

The mission of the Student Nutrition Association at UIC is to cultivate health and nutrition in our lives and our community. It aims to provide nutrition students with involvement in community and university related endeavors and present opportunities for professional growth and development.

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Learn from the best

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    Vanessa Oddo

    Examines social and economic determinants of nutrition-related health

  • Krista Varady

    Krista Varady

    Investigates diet and exercise regimens for weight loss and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Shayna Oshita head shot

    Shayna Oshita

    Shedding light on the role of nutrition support in critical illness

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The UIC nutrition science program in dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 877-1600