Nutrition Degree at University of Kansas

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Nutrition Degree

The nutrition program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas colleges that offer nutrition degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Nutrition Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Kansas has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2014)

Master's Degree26
Doctorate Degree3

Students by Gender (2014)


Students by Race (2014)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Nutrition program at University of Kansas, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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

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).

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