Nutrition Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Nutrition Degree

The nutrition program at University of Iowa prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, food and nutrition management, public health nutrition, education and research, media, international food organization, and government. The program focuses on utilizing of food for human growth and metabolism, in both and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Program courses include: food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer nutrition degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Nutrition program at UI, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Dietitians and Nutritionists


Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dietitians and nutritionists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Iowa City, IA
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.56
    • Average Annual Salary: $55,250

Dietetic Technicians


Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dietetic technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.0% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Nutrition Programs in Iowa

Nutrition programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program


  • Nutrition (B,M)

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