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Community Nutrition

The Community Nutrition option appeals to students who want to apply nutrition knowledge in the community without going into postgraduate healthcare professional schools or programs.

The Nutritional Sciences-Community Nutrition option at Oklahoma State University offers a broad view of nutrition. Nutrition is an ever-growing and changing field, and this program allows you to take your knowledge of nutrition into the community. Chemical and biological sciences and food and nutrition courses provide a strong foundation for understanding and developing solutions to community food and nutrition problems. Electives allow the student to choose courses according to career interests. This option offers the most flexibility to combine nutrition and science knowledge with another discipline.


Students who are interested in combining exercise science with nutrition would complete courses which are prerequisites for the MS in Athletic Training. Those who are interested in Nutrition Education would declare a minor in Health Education and Promotion and sit for the exam to earn the Certified Health Education Specialist credential. Others will select courses from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration with School Nutrition or Food Service Management in mind. Some students will work closely with the advisor to design a plan of study which includes a minor in another discipline to work with the public in Cooperative Extension, Public Policy, Communications, International Nutrition, or Sales.


School Nutrition
Cooperative Extension Service
Community Nutrition Programs
Athletic and Fitness Programs
Wellness and Health Promotion
Public and Private Clinics
International Nutrition
Food Assistance Programs
Food Companies


Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
World Health Organization
School Nutrition Association
American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Health Education Specialist
Oklahoma State University Minors

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