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Nutrition Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to prepare students with an interest in human nutrition to enter the health care field. 
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This general program will allow students to meet all Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) requirements.

Sports Nutrition

This concentration allows the students to take specialized courses in sports nutrition and kinesiology. Students in this concentration will meet DPND requirements.

Learning Objectives

There are extensive student learning outcomes (SLOs) in the program. The SLOs fall into one of these categories:

Scientific and Evidence Base of Practice

Integration of scientific information and research into practice.

Professional Practice Expectations

Beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the professional dietitian level of practice.

Clinical and Customer Services

Development and delivery of information, products and services to individuals, groups, and populations.

Practice Management and Use of Resources

Strategic application of principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.

Support Knowledge

Knowledge underlying the requirements specified above.

Career Possibilities

Graduates at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will have a B.S. degree in Nutrition Sciences. They may also have chosen to complete the requirements set by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND). If the student goes on to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) (completing the ACEND-Accredited Dietetic Internship and passing the national Registration Examination for Dietitians) they will have earned the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) credential. With the RDN, the graduate's career choices are much broader enabling them to be eligible for positions as clinical dietitians in hospitals and other health care facilities, such as long term care agencies. In addition, the RDN credential is required to become licensed in states that require this for dietetics practice (Nevada is a state that requires a license for dietetics practice).

Nutrition Sciences graduates may also enjoy helping professional or student athletes in sports ranging from sprinting to stock car racing. Others may find employment in health clubs, spas, or neighborhood gyms. Others may work in food service for corporations, schools, airlines and the military. Those with inquiring minds may prefer the laboratory, conducting experiments for quality assurance departments, new products offices or drug companies to delineate metabolic pathways. As a young, emerging science, nutrition will be offering opportunities in the future that today are unforeseeable.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Life Science
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • General Microbiology
  • Introduction to Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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


  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores


  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 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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