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Clinical Nutrition

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Do you want to make a difference in the health and lives of people? Nutritionists help people live healthier lives and manage common diseases by educating and guiding them in healthy and/or therapeutic diets. They work in hospitals or other clinical settings, public health, government-funded nutrition programs, food companies and the private sector. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Major Requirements

During your first two years of study, you will complete a series of foundation courses in natural science and social science. At the upper division level, you will take nutrition classes equivalent to those required for the nutrition science major, but you will also study such subjects as food service management, education, sociology and communication skills to prepare for work with the public.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Registered Dietitian
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Food and Drug Investigator
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Nutrition Policy Analyst
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Food Service Director
  • Health and Wellness Educator
  • Nurse

Graduate Study

  • Nutritional biology
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Human development and psychology
  • Medicine
  • Business

Alumni Employers

  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • Yolo County Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Program
  • CalFresh
  • Dairy Council of California
  • Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Center
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