Nutrition and Wellness

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

Students working in a food lab

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

CHEM111 Principles of General Chemistry 4
BIOL113 General Biology 4
STAT118 Introductory Statistics 4
STAT227 Intermediate Statistics: Design & Analysis 4
BIOL231 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL246 Foundations of Exercise and Health 4

Nutrition Requirements

NUTR112 Introduction to Nutrition Science 4
NUTR237 The Practice of Community Nutrition 4
NUTR248 Food Production and Service Systems 4
NUTR101 Food and Culinary Science 4
NUTR201 Advanced Food Science 4
NUTR215 Sports Nutrition 4
NUTR381 Advanced Applications in Community Nutrition 4
NUTR390 Seminar: Selected Topics in Nutrition 4
NUTR360 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

Nutrition Programs at Simmons University

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