48 months
37946 USD/year
36476 USD/year
18898 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University gain an understanding of how the interplay of nutrition and lifestyle relate to current public health issues as well as the development and nutrition management of chronic and acute diseases.


Nutrition is a dynamic science that incorporates knowledge of human biology and biochemistry to understand how the body utilizes nutrients and related substances for optimal health throughout the lifecycle.

Students of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University learn the scientific rationale and practice methodology to assess the nutritional status of individuals in the clinical setting and for population analysis. They will use these skills to implement medical nutrition therapy or understand nutrition guidelines, standards, and policies to improve the health and well-being of the population.

Students may select one or more Options: Behavioral Nutrition and Public Health, Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry, and Nutrition and Dietetics.


Students who choose the Nutrition and Dietetics option are well prepared for a post-graduate Dietetics supervised practice program that leads to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. With the RDN, students can pursue careers in clinical dietetics, nutrition counseling, sports nutrition, public-health nutrition and policy, culinary nutrition, the food retail industry, sustainability, and applied research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Micronutrient Metabolism
  • Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
  • Applying Biochemistry to Nutrition
  • Science and Methods of Food Preparation
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Nutrition Education and Behavior Change Theory
  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutritional Aspects of Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early Action deadline for first-year domestic students (and recommended deadline for international students): November 1.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37946 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37946 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36476 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    18898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18898 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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