Nutrition and Wellness

The Department of Nutrition offers students a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Wellness.

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Do you have a passion for food? It's time to put it to use

Students in Nutrition and Wellness develop a solid foundation in the sciences, communications, and business. They gain skills in critically evaluating and communicating scientific research, behavioral counseling, and understanding evidence-based approaches for chronic disease prevention and treatment. 

What can you do with a degree in Nutrition and Wellness?

With a degree in Nutrition and Wellness, you can pursue careers in nutrition education and counseling to promote health and wellness, and nutrition programming in local community organizations and government organizations.

You can also continue your education and study graduate programs in public health, nutrition, or journalism.

Science/Math Requirements

CHEM 111 Principles of General Chemistry 4
BIOL 113 General Biology 4
STAT 118 Introductory Statistics 4
STAT 227 Intermediate Statistics: Design & Analysis 4
BIOL 231 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 246 Foundations of Exercise and Health 4

Nutrition Requirements

NUTR 112 Introduction to Nutrition Science 4
NUTR 237 The Practice of Community Nutrition 4
NUTR 248 Food Production and Service Systems 4
NUTR 101 Food and Culinary Science 4
NUTR 201 Advanced Food Science 4
NUTR 215 Sports Nutrition 4
NUTR 381 Advanced Applications in Community Nutrition 4
NUTR 390 Seminar: Selected Topics in Nutrition 4
NUTR 360 Lifestyle Rx 4

Required Communication/Management Core Courses

Three 100- level course in Communications and Business. At least one in each department.

One 200- level course in either Communications or Business.


Consult with your adviser to choose electives in psychology and/sociology or possible other courses that fit with your career goals.

You’ll have opportunities to explore your interests, build your skills and develop mentoring relationships with leaders in the field.

Students in our Nutrition and Wellness major apply their skills through fieldwork at organizations like:

  • Panera Bread
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • Rosie’s Place
  • The Boston Elder Protective Services Program
  • Aramark
  • Somerville Health Department

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

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Lisa Brown

  • Associate Professor and Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
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Teresa Fung

  • Professor and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics
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Sharon Gallagher

  • Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the Dietetic Internship Program