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Nutrition Bachelor’s Degree

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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

With the nation’s increasing emphasis on the role of nutrition in living healthier lives, new opportunities are rapidly emerging for professionals trained and skilled in this important division of the health care industry. Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Nutrition is designed to prepare graduates to enter this exciting field in which the health and lives of others may be significantly improved through your knowledge and skills.*

The health sciences programs at Purdue Global are designed to equip you with the relevant knowledge and extensive real-world experience to start a new career or advance to higher levels in your current profession. With our online nutrition degree program, you can continue working in your current job while you earn your bachelor's degree from the convenience of your home, office, or virtually anywhere you have Internet access.

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Stackable Degree Option

The accelerated master's degree option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing courses in a master's degree program. Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Program Highlights

In this program you will explore various topics, concepts, values, research methods, and applications in nutrition science.

Your online nutrition courses will focus on:

  • Studying the principles and pharmacology of nutrition and how dietary choices can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Acquiring an understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of foods and nutritional needs at various stages of the life cycle.
  • Developing the administrative, ethical, and professional skills necessary for leadership positions throughout the health care field.
  • Completing an original comprehensive capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your nutrition science knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition is an approved holistic nutrition education program through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).

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Fast Track to Your Degree

Students enrolled in Purdue Global’s bachelor’s degree in nutrition program can choose to complete an accelerated master’s degree option. Designed for high-potential undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, the accelerated option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in one of the following programs:

If you successfully complete these courses with a minimum course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the applicable Purdue Global master’s degree program, you will enter a shortened version of the master’s degree program.

The accelerated option allows you to earn your Purdue Global bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately. Qualification for the accelerated master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition could help advance your career in holistic health care, health science, nutrition, and other health care- and health science-related industries. Your degree may help you qualify for nutrition-related careers in settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Private practice
  • Athletic clubs
  • Wellness centers
  • Public health programs
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.


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April 18, 2018

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August 22, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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October 17, 2018

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November 07, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition focus on building content knowledge and skills in the broad areas of nutrition science and health care. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Food Safety and Microbiology
  • Nutritional Analysis and Assessment
  • Nutrition Planning and Management
  • Nutrition for Special Populations
  • Food Science With Lab
  • Nutritional Counseling
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

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Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition is designed to prepare graduates academically to pursue a variety of nutrition-oriented careers and advanced education. However, the program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and does not qualify an individual to sit for the examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). In addition, some states will not permit individuals to become licensed in nutrition and/or dietetics if they do not possess the RD credential. Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.