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Everyone needs to eat. Some eat for pleasure; some eat to meet their athletic training needs. Different people have different nutritional needs. Sometimes, however, people are not informed on the healthiest way to fuel themselves. If you have an interest in healthy eating and public wellness, consider a degree in foods and nutrition. Diet plays a significant role in health maintenance and disease prevention. The study and application of this field is influenced by a growing and aging population, increased public interest in nutrition, and the food industry's desire to meet public demand for a wider variety of nutritious products. Nutrition education is an opportunity to help others make decisions regarding nutrition and health. With a degree in foods and nutrition, careers in health promotion, wellness programs, and food service management are good possibilities. Become a well-rounded nutrition expert with additional coursework such as consumer sciences, business, and science, and you’ll be prepared to educate the public and help individuals protect their health through consuming quality food and meeting their nutrition needs.

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 51-54
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Exercise Science, Family Life Studies, Chemistry, Business Administration


School: Business and Technology


Department: Technology and Applied Science

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your foods and nutrition degree at Wayne State College.

 

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Food preparation and baking
  • Meal management
  • Family resource management
  • International foods and cultures
  • Community nutrition programs
  • Nutritional needs throughout the human life cycle
  • Nutritional needs for athletics and exercise
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • General chemistry
  • Principles of marketing
  • Introductory accounting and finance
  • Business management
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Research and analysis

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Nutrition consultant
  • Nutrition counselor
  • Dietician / dietary aide
  • Public health specialist
  • Food service manager
  • Wellness coordinator
  • Food preparation specialist
  • Restaurant manager
  • Kitchen supervisor
  • Food store manager
  • Food marketing and sales

Employers

Employers

  • Restaurants
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Health and fitness stores
  • Catering companies
  • Government agencies
  • Wellness centers
  • Community programs
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Food manufacturers
  • Self-employment

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester. 

Competitions and awards

Opportunities

  • Competitions and events – Earn national recognition and prizes for your skills and accomplishments when you compete in FCCLA STAR Events, and share knowledge and heart-healthy snacks at World Heart Day and the WSC Health Fair.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Clinical Practice

We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a degree in foods and nutrition. Career Services is available to help you find internships and job opportunities in this field of study.

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