Looking for a Career working in the area of Food and Nutrition? Then the FCS Nutrition Concentration may be for You!

Nutrition is a field encompassing careers in direct sales, food and nutrition research, communications, community nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition and fitness, the food industry, and food service.


FCS majors who choose the Nutrition concentration can choose from many exciting careers, including

  • Direct Sales Food and Nutrition
    Food Companies
    Nutrition Pharmaceuticals
    Food Production Equipment
  • Food and Nutrition Research
    Direct Market Surveys (create and evaluate)
    Trend identification
    Research Technician
    Food Science Technician
    Test Kitchen (Research Labs, Food Company Test Kitchens
  • Communications
    Food Editor/Critic
    Food Author (cookbooks, brochures)
    TV/Radio Personality
    Professional Presenter
  • Community Nutrition/Nutrition Education
    Public Health Nutrition Educator
    FCS Educator in Junior High and High Schools
    Adult/Elderly Community Educator
    Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Nutrition and Fitness
    Weight Loss Consultant (not Registered Dietitian)
    Diet Center Director
    Wellness Center Manager
  • Food Industry
    Product Creation, Testing and Development
    Equipment Development and Sales
    Menu Development and Recipe Analysis
    Caterer (entrepreneurial)
    Food Safety Inspector


Degree Content

In addition to the general courses taken by all FCS majors, students who choose the FCS Nutrition concentration will take courses in:

  • Introduction to Food Preparation
  • Child Nutrition
  • Diet Therapy
  • Principles of Weight Management
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Nutrition Internship

Students will individualize their degree plan by choosing 15 hours from the following areas:

  • Health Studies
  • Communications
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Computer Science



Upon nearing the completion of their degree, students will have the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in various internship settings, such as:

  • Cooperative Extension
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Food Service Restaurants, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools and Bakeries
  • Catering
  • Community Education


Curriculum Sheet

Click on the year in which you declared FCS as your major - that will be the sheet that applies to you. If you are a new student who has not yet declared FCS as your major, please click on the 2008-2009 curriculum sheet.


Academic Advising

The academic advisor will advise students before registering for classes.  Academic advisors in the Food and Nutrition area are:



Heather Dykes, MS


Location: WH 103

Phone: 985/549-5398





Susan Quinn, MA


Location: WH 133

Phone: 985/549-3620




Ms. Brandy Williams, MBA, MS


Location:  WH 110A

Phone: 985/549-5928