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Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Nutrition Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Combine cutting edge science with tasty foods to help understand how diet affects health, and how it can be improved with the Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Nutrition Science program of Andrews University.
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The Nutrition Science and Dietetics, Nutrition Science program of Andrews University is designed for students pursuing professional degrees in the fields of Nutrition, Dietetics, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Research and other health-related graduate degrees (e.g., Pre-Med, Pre-Dent). This BS also prepares students for dietetics registration eligibility.

Why Nutrition & Dietetics at Andrews

  • Got a passion for good food and health science? We’ve got the degree for you. We offer four Bachelor degrees to get you started on your ideal career, whether it be dietetics or a career in the medical field.
  • Each of our degrees emphasizes preventive health and vegetarian nutrition. There is a great demand for graduates with this training. We teach what you need to know!
  • Our Dietetics Program (DP) prepares you for a dietetic internship and to pass the comprehensive exam. You'll complete 200 hours of relevant volunteer work, as well as a portfolio prior to graduation.
  • Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Accreditation assures you’re receiving a top-notch education that has met certain requirements.
  • Research is showing the impact of diet and physical activity on health. The world needs professionals like you, who will be educated in dietetics, nutrition science, health and fitness.

Careers in Nutrition & Dietetics

Health science careers are in demand. An Andrews degree is the starting point to your success as a healthcare dietician, doctor, fitness consultant, dentist, sports nutritionist, registered dietitian or nutrition consultant. A nutrition science degree also paves the way to graduate school if you want a job requiring a higher degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Profession of Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  • Food Service Management
  • Community Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 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.


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