BS in Nutrition

BS in Nutrition

Nutrition (BS)

Libby Tenison,  MS, RD, CSP, CNSC
Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Nutrition Program 
Director, Coordinated Master's Program in Dietetics
856-256-4500 ext: 53740

Laurie Dwyer
Nutrition Program Advisor
(856) 256-5835

Nutrition Program Overview

In the fall of 2015, Rowan University launched a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition through the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition will feature two specializations for students: 1) Exercise Science and 2) Dietetics. Both specializations share a common core, but each has its own unique specialization requirements.

The B.S. in Nutrition with an Exercise Science specialization will prepare graduates to work as nutrition educators, counselors and exercise specialists, combining two essential areas of expertise as they serve clients in hospital, worksite, community and school-based wellness and fitness programs. Graduates are also prepared to enter graduate programs in several health-related fields, such as public health, nutrition, and health promotion/wellness. The B.S. in Nutrition with an Exercise Science specialization accommodates the many students who will want to study nutrition and graduate with an employable degree in the fitness profession. The Exercise Science specialization is not a pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian (R.D.).

The B.S. in Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics is integrated into the Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics. Students enrolled in the Coordinated Program will earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics to become Registered Dietitians. By 2024, a master's degree will be required to sit for the Registered Dietitian certification exam. This program is designed to meet the changing criteria of the national accrediting and credentialing agencies in nutrition and dietetics. The accelerated M.S. path will prepare graduates with a M.S. degree who are eligible to take the Dietitian Registration Exam.