Nutrition Science (B.S.)

The nutrition science major prepares students to pursue a graduate degree to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or to begin careers in community nutrition or foodservice management. These majors promote health and well-being and help people in clinical, sports, and public health settings.

Graduates with a degree in Nutrition Science are able to pursue graduate studies or start careers such as:

The nutrition science major is a four-year program promoting health, managing disease, and optimizing of quality of life.  Courses focus on science, nutrition, the human body, and psychology with advanced course work in medical nutrition therapy.

The program provides hands-on labs and experiential learning in food preparation, food systems, sustainable agriculture, research, and management. Campus offers orchards, gardens, green houses, hydroponic and aquaponics facilities, and 1,000 acres of crop and animal production. Job growth for nutrition majors is strong.

  • Registered dietitian-nutritionist (master’s degree required)

  • Public health Educator

  • Food service manager

  • Food science careers

  • Community health worker

  • WIC Women, Infants, and Children

  • School food service

  • Author (books, magazine articles, nutrition education materials)

Chef's Kitchen at DelVal
DelVal Students Practice Their Food Passion with Amazing Chefs on “The Chef’s Kitchen” TV Show

Four students with a passion in the food industry joined renowned Chef’s, Michael SolomonovLee ChizmarRyan Zellner, and Anthony Bonett for an episode of The Chef’s Kitchen College Campus Cooking, which aired on NBC10, and several other networks, reaching over 78 million households. The show provides tips and techniques from the country's most exclusive restaurants and features award-winning chefs, notable bakers, and the world's most-learned sommeliers.

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Nutrition Science AT-A-GLANCE

Delaware Valley University will prepare students for various careers in the field with a diverse course offering.

Sample Course:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Introduction to Food Science and Technology and Lab
  • Principles of Professional Cooking and Lab
  • Sanitation Management
  • Comparative Anatomy and Lab
  • Biochemistry and Lab
  • Macronutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • General Microbiology and Lab
  • Human Physiology and Lab
  • Foodservice Operations
  • Food Chemistry and Lab
  • Statistics for Science
  • Medical Nutrition I
  • Medical Nutrition II

Related Programs:

  • Food Science

Possible Minors:

  • Agribusiness
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biotechnology (for Food Science and Food Technology Specializations)
  • Business Administration 
  • Communication 
  • Food Systems 
  • One Health Communication
  • Policy Studies
  • Writing 
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NEW! One Health Communication Minor

The One Health Communication minor provides students with the opportunity to bridge the study of writing and rhetoric with the sciences. Students who complete this minor will enhance their analytical and communication skills related to sciences including the University’s pre-veterinary, pre-health, STEM and science programs. They will gain skills for effectively communicating science topics to non-scientists and the general public.

Nutrition Science

The Experience360 Program gives you the opportunity to apply classroom lessons to real-world activities like internships, career exploration experiences, student research, study abroad, leadership development, and more.

Food Industry Club
Student Clubs and Organizations
Food Industry Club

The Food Industry Club is a student chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Laura Herbst, Chair, Department of Agribusiness and Food Science Technology, Instructor

Office Location: Mandel 109

Nutrition Science
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Nutrition Science
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