Nutritional Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:15270 Duration:


The program offers the following options:

Dietetics. The dietetics option is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association's (ADA) as a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Upon completion of this option, students are eligible to apply for an ADA Accredited Dietetic Internship in preparation for the registration examination for dietitians. With appropriate electives, this option also can lead to work in the food industry, and after graduate study, positions in cooperative extension, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, or clinical research.

Food Service Administration. The option in food service administration emphasizes the managerial aspects of food service operation. Entry-level employment opportunities include food service marketing, or managing food services in schools, hotels, restaurants, industrial cafeterias, corporations, hospitals, and child or long-term care facilities.

Nutrition. The option in nutrition emphasizes research and prepares students for graduate study in the life sciences and medical, dental, and veterinary studies, as well as for immediate employment in the biomedical industry.

Nutrition, Food, and Business. This option prepares professionals to work in food and food-related industries at the interface of nutrition, food, and business. The fundamentals of nutrition, the science of food, and business prepare students for positions in test kitchens of food companies, product development in the food industry, public relations, pharmaceutical companies, supermarket industry, and in research.

Community Nutrition. This option addresses the growing need for nutrition professionals to work with youth in structured organizations at the local, state, and national level such as 4-H, cooperative extension, after-school care, day care, environmental education, and programs for homeless children.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
  • USD 13683 Year (National)
  • USD 27978 Year (International)
Start date January,October 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:
  • Careers in Nutrition
  • Intro to Foods and Nutrition
  • Introduction to Foods (Lab)
  • Nutrition and the Developing Child
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutrition and Health (online)
  • Nutrition for the Child in the Family and Community
  • Quantity Food Production
  • Management of Food Service Systems
  • Nutrition and Behavior
  • World Food Customs and Nutrition
  • Advanced Nutrition I: Macronutrients
  • Advanced Nutrition II: Micronutrients
  • Readings in Advanced Nutrition I, section 1
  • Readings in Advanced Nutrition I, section 2
  • Readings in Advanced Nutrition II
  • Professional Issues in Dietetics
  • Obesity: Biology, Behavior and Management
  • Nutrition: Methods in Sensory Analysis
  • Life Span Community Nutrition
  • Nutrition Communication
  • Problem Solving With Food, Nutrition and Business Information
  • Seminar in Nutrition (Dietary Protein in Health & Disease)
  • Experimental Foods
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition for Today
  • Byrne Seminar: Intriguing Connections Between Nutrients, Environment & Disease

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • completion of required entrance subjects
  • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • grades and grade trends
  • weighted grade-point average(s)
  • cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

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