UGA Specific Information for Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional Sciences Program prepares students for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and physical therapy.

By studying this integrative discipline, students fulfill pre-med requirements while learning how diet and specific nutrients influence human physiology and disease. This knowledge builds a solid foundation for careers in medicine or a related health science. Students receive specialized instruction in the roles of nutrients in supporting functions of the body and all its parts, from the whole person to the organ systems and their constituent cells. The mission of the FACS Nutritional Sciences faculty is to develop students who will be competitive for admission to graduate degree programs in research, medicine and the allied health sciences.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Nutritional Sciences*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
  • UGA Mentor Program - Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections.  It personalizes the mentoring experience; connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment.. There's a better way to network.  Visit today and find a mentor who can help you see your future.
  • Utilize Handshake to find internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunities related to your career fields of interest.
  • Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
  • Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
  • Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
  • Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
  • Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

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Professional Associations/Resources

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia Medical Assistant
Applied Innovative Medical Technologies Chief Executive Officer
Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases Medical Assistant
Chevrolet Product Specialist
Madison Health and Rehab Activity Director
Peace Corps Community Health Specialist
Roswell OBGYN Certified Medical Assistant
Snap Fitness Personal Trainer
Sustainable Investment Group Technical Services Coordinator
University of Georgia Cotton Research Extension Specialist
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.


Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Physician Assistant, MPA
Columbus State University Liberal Arts, Not Specified
Fordham University Health Services Administration, MSHA
Georgia State University Physical Therapy, DPT
Lincoln Memorial University Osteopathic Medicine, DO
Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Internship, Not Specified
Mercer University Physician Assistant, MMSc
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Pharmacy, PharmD; Physician Assistant, MS
Stanford University Biosciences, PhD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Dental Medicine, DMD
University of Georgia Foods and Nutrition, MS; Pharmacy, PharmD
University of South Carolina Pharmacy, PharmD
University of South Florida Medicine, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Physical Therapy, DPT
* denotes no responses received.