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Nutrition Major

Nutrition science is the study of how food influences health and disease, and it is considered a cornerstone of wellness for people at all stages of their lives. 

Our program

Our Bachelor of Science in Nutrition major is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. You’ll study concepts like dietary behaviors and metabolism, as well as scientific approaches to the physiological roles of nutrients in the diet, from the cellular to human level. You’ll explore the role of nutrition in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, which together account for nearly seventy percent of global mortality.

We believe that the next generation of nurse researchers and clinicians need a well-rounded background in nutrition science, as well as the social sciences and public health. We built this innovative program with these goals in mind.

Coursework

The major consists of 14 credit units: six basic science courses (such as cellular biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry), four fundamental nutrition science courses, and four electives.

Penn undergrads are able to add this as a second major.