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Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and health

Bachelor of science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 120
Time to Completion: 24-30 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**

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Bachelor of Science

Online Nutrition and Health Degree

Learn how to help individuals, communities and the world be healthier by earning a nutrition and health degree online from Husson University. This fully online program focuses on food and how dietary decisions and policies can impact personal and public health. 

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Upcoming Start Dates

September 3, 2024
October 28, 2024
January 21, 2024

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What you will learn

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Husson’s fully online Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Health explores the relationship between nutrition and the physical and mental well-being of people and their communities. As a student in this flexible program, you’ll learn about the evidence-based science behind nutrition, how to help people make good dietary choices and meet personal health goals, how to lead community-based advocacy programs, and how public health policies impact communities both big and small. Upon graduating from this program, you’ll be prepared to pursue nutrition and wellness careers in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies, pharmacies, long-term care facilities and more. 

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*Time to completion varies based on allowable transfer credits from any prior undergraduate coursework. **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

Why Husson Online

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Multiple start dates and no set class times or locations.

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Courses you will take:

Our undergraduate nutrition and health online degree includes a flexible combination of core and elective courses that allows you to focus on your interests. You’ll take foundational courses in anatomy, nutrition and psychology, and you can also take electives that dive deeper the different aspects of the nutrition and health industries, such as business administration, marketing, human behavior, laws, government policies, exercise programs, and more. 

SC 107: Foundations of Functional Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness 

In this course, you will learn about the history of allied and public health and community nutrition, fitness and health science careers. You’ll also explore the nine dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, spiritual, cultural and financial). Additionally, you'll receive foundational knowledge in basic biology, energy metabolism and chemistry concepts needed for assessments. By the end of this course, you’ll use SMART goal setting to support professional endeavors and understand how to select appropriate baseline assessments for nutrition, fitness and wellness programs. You’ll also learn basic approaches to changing health behavior using population-based analysis and intervention. 

SC 290: Gut Microbes, Diet and Health 

In this course, you will delve into the science of gut health and Nutrigenomics as a predictor of physical and mental well-being. You'll study nutritional interventions like using probiotics, prebiotics and superfoods and their effects on gut health, digestive disorders, and other diseases. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to explain the dynamic microbiome, bacteria/host relationship, identify factors and situations that affect gut health, explain how dietary practices affect disease outcomes, and conduct an analysis of published work regarding dietary interventions. 

PY 320: The Psychology of Nourishment and Wellness 

How individuals define and perceive the terms “wellness” and “nourishment” affects attitudes and outcomes of dietary and self-care practices. In this class, you will study sensory process disorders and eating disorder types, symptoms and treatments, how foods affect mental health, mindfulness practices, and elements of cognitive behavioral therapy. You'll also learn about human motivation as it relates to nourishment and wellness. Through this course, you’ll obtain an intermediate understanding of factors that affect health/wellness perceptions and how those factors influence lifestyle and dietary practices. 

To complete your online Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Health degree, you will be required to earn at least 30 credits at Husson. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an enrollment advisor.

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*Student’s curriculum will depend upon which credits are transferred.

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Tuition

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Career Outlook for Nutrition and Health Majors

Through Husson’s bachelor’s in nutrition and health degree, you’ll be prepared for a diverse array of health and nutrition jobs. You can pursue a career as a nutritionist, community health advocate, health and wellness coach/educator, and more. This degree program also prepares you well for further graduate studies if you want to pursue a career as a dietician or one of the many other jobs in healthcare that require graduate degrees. 

Faculty Spotlight


Andrew moore, M.S.

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Andrew Moore received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and his M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies from William Paterson University. He comes to Husson having previously taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Moore has spent the majority of his career working in strength and conditioning having spent seven years training athletes in the private sector in addition to experience coaching at the collegiate level. He has served as a member of the New Jersey state advisory board for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has spoken at their state clinics multiple times. He holds multiple professional certifications including the CSCS and RSCC certifications through the NSCA. Moore is also certified as a USA Weightlifting coach and has competed as an athlete in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for the past 10 years.

"I strongly believe in the idea that the goal of education should be teaching students how to think rather than what to think.  It takes more than being able to repeat back information to be successful in the professional world and I aim to prepare my students for that reality.  The field of exercise science is always changing and growing and students should be empowered to change and grow with it." - Andrew Moore, M.S.


Transfer Made Easy

You're not alone. Hundreds of students transfer to Husson each year, some with just a few college credits, and others looking to transform an Associate's degree to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. Best of all, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree or nine credits toward your graduate degree. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you’re more than ready for the rewarding future you have in mind.

Whether you are transferring from a community college, looking to maximize your transfer credits, or trying to find an affordable school, Husson Online is a great choice.

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