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Nutrition, B.S.

The Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition with concentrations in Nutrition Science and Nutrition and Wellness.

The Nutrition Science concentration provides a strong foundation for those interested in positions in applied sciences or for those pursuing pre-professional (medical, dental, occupational therapy, speech pathology and dietetics) studies. After completing the core requirements, students take courses in physiology and nutrition (required for the major) and may take additional courses in nutrition, biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics (electives). Students interested in eventually pursuing Georgia State’s Coordinated Program, which prepares students to become registered dietitian nutritionists, should choose the Nutrition Science concentration.

The Nutrition and Wellness concentration prepares students for entry-level careers in the nutrition, health and wellness fields. After completing the core requirements, students take courses in nutrition and gerontology (required for the major), and may take additional courses in nutrition, psychology, sociology or other approved areas (electives). This program provides students with a well-rounded understanding of the health and nutrition needs of the public over the lifespan and equips students with health communication skills. These skills and this knowledge will help prepare students for positions in nutrition and wellness promotion in government agencies and private industries.

View our Nutrition Undergraduate Open House and Orientation

Program Details

Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a science GPA of 2.5 to register for 3000- and 4000-level nutrition courses. Any grade below a C is not acceptable toward the degree. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to receive the degree.

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Student outcomes associated with the Nutrition Science concentration:

  1. Demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature.
  2. Integrate knowledge of how nutrients function at the molecular, cellular and organ levels in healthy and disease states.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate advocacy and negotiation skills related to nutrition or health care policy.
  5. Determine nutrient needs across the lifespan.

Student outcomes associated with the Nutrition and Wellness concentration:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate ability to effectively deliver health information.
  3. Critically evaluate information on nutrition, health and wellness.
  4. Apply knowledge of the role of environment, food and lifestyle choices in health and disease.
  5. Describe the role of essential nutrients in health promotion and disease prevention.
  6. Determine nutrient needs across the lifespan.
  7. Apply science-based evidence to integrative and functional nutrition.
  8. Understand nutrition and health issues facing the public.

Mission Statement

The mission of the B.S. in Nutrition is to prepare students for careers in nutrition and health professions or for graduate and professional schools. The learning goals are to provide students with nutrition content knowledge and critical thinking and communication skills. The mission of the Nutrition degree program supports the mission of Georgia State by providing students with the information and experience necessary for a seamless transition to careers in the health, nutrition and science fields.



  • Professional (Medical, Dental, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Dietetics) and graduate studies
  • Nutrition Technician
  • Therapeutic Assistant
  • Employee Wellness
  • Health and Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Nutrition Program Coordinator
  • School Nutrition Manager
  • Nutrition and Food Services in Health Care Setting
  • Health and Wellness Consultant
  • Public Health Nutritionist


For inquiries about application and admission to Nutrition programs, required courses or nutrition course registration, contact:

Office of Academic Assistance
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Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

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