Nutrition @ UIC

What is Nutrition?

To study nutrition is to study the interactions between food and the body, as well as how these interactions affect health.

What is a Nutrition Major?

There are as  many different reasons for studying nutrition as there are people studying it. Many people are fascinated by how what we eat can affect our bodies and our health, and wish to explore this further as a major. Some individuals wish to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). And yet others wish to incorporate a knowledge of nutrition into other health careers whether that be medicine, public health, or another field.

There are many pathways and careers a student can pursue that are related to nutrition. Students interested in the field are strongly encouraged to research the field and various professions. The following websites are good resources for beginning that exploration.

Advising Information

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First-year students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to meet with an academic advisor during orientation prior to scheduling courses for their first year. This is a great time to declare an educational goal of pre-nutrition to ensure that you receive information about pre-nutrition, including events and opportunities.

LAS students may schedule an appointment with a pre-nutrition advisor at any time; including during their first-year at UIC.