I am passionate about teaching and learning from challenging students.
The Nutrition and Food Science minor at Clarke University is designed to support and engage students in understanding how food and nutrition contribute to personal health and societal well-being. For a minor in Nutrition & Food Science, an emphasis will be placed on physical, chemical, and biological principles pertaining to food and the human person. Students will be trained with evidence-based practices to responsibly contribute to personal and societal well-being in an increasingly diverse global society. You will study principles from a variety of academic fields including chemistry, biology, nutrition, and psychology.
Nutrition & Food Science is very different than culinary science with the potential for multiple employment opportunities, including:
- Personal Training
- Food production management
- Many other nutrition and health-related careers
The Nutrition & Food Science minor is designed to give you flexibility in your college coursework. Students with an entrepreneurial focus can incorporate business or marketing courses into their curriculum. Students seeking graduate studies in health sciences can concentrate on a science-heavy curriculum with courses from chemistry, biology, and/or psychology. This minor works well with Psychology, Biochemistry, Health, Wellness and Behavioral Sciences, Sport Management, and many other majors.
Admission to Clarke University
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.
Program in Pictures
The technology-rich environment at Clarke provides students with great hands-on opportunities.
I am very proud to be part of a department that sets very high standards for student achievement, and our students have risen to the challenge.
The Classroom and Beyond
Percent that employment for nutritionists and food scientists will increase by 2026.
The median annual wage for food scientists in 2017.
Work one-on-one with Ph.D.-level faculty.