Food Safety/Nutrition Education and Health

FVSU’s Food and Nutrition Program aims to graduate students to become ambassadors of health and wellness for individuals, families and communities.

The Food and Nutrition Education Program prepares students to work in a variety of different settings. These settings include food services, community-based organizations, research and education. The program of study focuses on the boundless knowledge, skills and values of the health and wellness profession. The Food and Nutrition student is prepared with a comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum derived from the areas of food and nutrition sciences are included throughout the program.

Undergraduate Major

Food and Nutrition  (B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences)

Career Opportunities

  • Food and Nutrition Sciences Educator
  • Community/Public Health Nutritionist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Food Product Developer
  • Food Sales, Marketing and Distribution
  • Consumer Educator
  • Hospitality Management
  • Health and Wellness Advisors
  • Research Specialist
  • Foodservice Manager
  • Food Research Developer

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.

Approximately 125 semester credit hours are required to complete the program, 35 of which are in food and nutrition sciences areas of study. Courses include Lifespan Nutrition, Understanding Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition.